Layton Cemetery

Earle, Crittenden County, Arkansas

 

Information on this cemetery obtained at Crittenden County Library, Marion, Arkansas. The list was compiled March 5, 1992 by Janis Lancaster.

Posted with permission of Janis Lancaster, 2002

Additional information provided by Pat Isabel Brown

The cemetery is located on Highway 149, approximately 4 1/2 miles north of Earle, next to the Sterling Layton home. The cemetery plot is an estimated 1/4 acre.


1st row - South to North

WALTER AND EMMA PATTERSON FAMILY: 4 graves marked with small white wooden crosses

ALBRING FRNON (illegible), Aug 11, Died 1921: concrete slab with writing on top

 

2nd Row - North to South

CHESTER LEE MAY, Feb 26, 1914 - June 28, 1925. (concrete slab covers grave)

LEE STANLEY, Sept 7, 1864 - May 29, 1926. (concrete slab covers grave)

ELEANOR STANLEY, May 9, 1870 - May 30, 1931. (concrete slab covers grave)

JOHN LAYTON STANLEY, Son of Ella & Lee Stanley, born Feb 13, 1895 - died Jan 18, 1916. (Woodmen of the World and slab covers grave), (Parkin)

THOMAS J. (James) LAYTON, husband of Margaret J. Layton, born Sept 28, 1830 - died Mar 21, 1905. Inscription; Simply to Thy Cross I Cling, He was a faithful husband and loving father. (statue)

MRS. M. J. LAYTON, wife of T. J. Layton (Margaret Jane Fuller McCorkhill Layton, first wife of James R. McCorkhill), born Dec 12, 1839 - died Nov 30, 1906. Inscription; Her many virtues form the noblest monument to her memory. (statue) (Note from Pat Isabel Brown: James R. McCorkhill and Margaret Jane Fuller had one daughter, Mahala Josephine "Josie" McCorkhill who married William Campbell Glover. They were the parents of Asa Flandry Glover)

WILLIAM THOMAS LAYTON, Mar 28, 1868 - Jun 12, 1930. Inscription; Gone but not forgotten. (statue)

VIRGINIA CONSTANT LAYTON, Sep 27, 1878 - Aug 6, 1927. Inscription; Our faithful Mother has gone to rest in peace. (statue)

RUSSELL TROY LAYTON, Aug 10, 1904 - Oct 6, 1906. Inscription; At Rest. (statue)

EMMA MARGARET LAYTON, Oct 18, 1906 - Sep 26, 1910. Inscription; Asleep in Jesus. (statue)

ALLIE B. LAYTON, Oct 11, 1894 - Feb 10, 1919. Inscription; Asleep in Jesus (statue)

Several sunken, unmarked graves here

CHARLIE MEEK, Jan 21, 1886 - Aug 20, 1922 (statue)

 

3rd Row - North to South

ARTHUR LAYTON

THOMAS L. ROBERTSON, born Dec 8, 1915 - died Jan 9, 1917. Inscription; Waiting for Us (broken stone)

GRACE SHANNON, Wife of J. W. Shannon, born Apr 13, 1892 - died Nov 26, 1911. Inscription: In Memory Of, Our darling one hath gone before to greet us on the blissful shore. (statue)

WILLIE RUTH JOHNSON, born Nov 22, 1897 - died Oct 17, 1904. Inscription; Gone but not Forgotten (statue)

FARY MARGARET JOHNSON, Aug 8, 1909 - Aug 26, 1936. Inscription; Asleep in Jesus (statue)

WELCOME JOHNSON, Sep 14, 1909 - Sep 14, 1909. Inscription; At Rest (statue)

Several unmarked graves - rusted metal markers.

ELLA ROBINSON

MARGARET JOHNSON

L. R. JOHNSON

RUBY JELLER, Apr 10, 1917 - Nov 22, 1977. Inscription; Asleep in Jesus (statue)

PENROD FAMILY, unmarked graves, 2-3 infants

L. C. JONES (marker) Mar 14, 1895 - Mar 16, 1919, other unmarked graves in plot. (concrete marked plot)

 

4th Row - North to South

ANNIE C. FLETCHER, Wife of H. Fletcher, Oct 30, 1866 - May 9, 1928

Several unmarked graves

INFANT (LAYTON) of J. M. & Iva Layton, Died Feb 6, 1917. Inscription; At Rest (marker)

INFANT (LAYTON) of J. M. & Iva Layton, 1904. Inscription; At Rest (marker)

JOHN MCELROY LAYTON, Jan 4, 1858 - May 10, 1924 (statue)

6 - 8 unmarked graves

IVY FLETCHER

TOMMY JACK SHANDS, 1943 - 1945 (large double marker with Rebecca Ann Shands)

REBECCA ANN SHANDS, 1945 - 1945 (large double marker with Tommy Jack Shands)

 

5th Row - North to South

MARY ALMA ATKINS, Wife of T. J. Atkins, born Aug 27, 1897 - died Mar 10, 1927. Inscription; In Thee have I put My Trust. (statue)

MARY A. MADDEN, born Sep 7, 1840 - died Feb 8, 1915. Inscription; Mother, Thou hast left us and your loss we deeply feel - Twas the Lord that hath bereft us - He can all our sorrows heal. (statue)

ETTA IRENE MADDEN, Daughter of Walter & Ella Madden, born Sep 27, 1908 - died Apr 18, 1909 (statue)

WILMA MADDEN, Wife of Walter Madden, born Apr 28, 1913 - died ? (statue)

ELLA A. MADDEN, Wife of W. N. Madden, born Aug 3, 1879 - died May 7, 1915. Inscription; Remember friend, As you pass by, As you are now, So once was I, So you must be, Prepare for death, And follow me. (statue)

2 unmarked graves (probably Elton Madden's father, WALTER N. MADDEN and ?)

THELMA OPAL WARNER, Daughter of G. W. & Marie L. Warner, born Aug 28, 1904 - died Aug 8, 1910. Inscription; Our darling one Hath gone before To greet us on the bliss shore. (statue)

Unmarked graves - concrete marked plot - approximately 7 graves unmarked - of IVA LEE BRAZILE, LOTTIE LAYTON - Willard's first wife (in her 30's)

3 concrete slab grave covers inside fence - no writing - possible graves of BRAZILE parents.

ORA WILLIAMS, died Jan 20, 1918, age 5 (statue facing west)

R. E. LEDBETTER, Nov 24, 1900 - Oct 25, 1921. Inscription; Gone but not Forgotten. (statue)

R. C. LEDBETTER, unmarked, possibly oldest grave.

Circle of Jonquils around a grave ?


 

"They brought their dead in wagons and pulled up under the trees in the Laytons' front yard, across from the cemetery, and had their funeral services, then on to the small cemetery for burial."

Janis Lancaster, March 5, 1992.

 

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