Located 1 miles east of Parkin on Highway 64, north side of highway, enclosed by a fence.
The cemetery is well maintained. A private residence is located directly in front of the cemetery.
Surveyed by Howard Lehman
(Exact date unknown, sometime late 1970s)
Howard Lehman and his mother, Sallie Stoner, have been added to this survey
Howard Lehman was born William Howard Lehman on Sept 1, 1910 in Lafayette, Mississippi. He tragically lost his life in October of 1993 during a burglary at his home in Parkin.
The following information was supplied by Mary Nell Burnett:
Howards mother was Sallie Orr French. His maternal grandparents William and Frances French. Howards father worked on the Mississippi River and drowned in a boating accident when Howard was about 6 years old. After his fathers death, his mother moved to Parkin where she met and married Frank Stoner on July 20, 1919. Their marriage is recorded in the Cross County marriage record book N, pg.28.
Frank Stoner raised both Howard and his brother Hugh, as if they were his own sons. Frank died on October 4, 1933, and his wife, Sallie French Stoner, never remarried. She died August 1987 and was buried alongside her husband in Stoner Cemetery.
Frank Stoner's parents were, Dr. John Stoner and Kate Louisa Huxtable Stoner. Frank's half-brother was Robley D. Stoner, who was the great grandfather of Mary Nell Burnett. They are all buried in the Stoner Cemetery. Dr. John Stoner along with his second wife's family, the Huxtable's, arrived in Cross County in January of 1871. They had moved from Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois. John Stoner was born in Franklin Co., Pennsylvania and the Huxtable family was from England and Canada.
Howard Lehman never married or had any children of his own. Although he is no longer with us, his memory will live on through his dedication in preserving the history of the cemeteries in and around the Parkin area.
ENTREKIN, Frank Edward, Nov 27, 1897
ENTREKIN, Ida Louisa, May 7, 1874
ENTREKIN, Three Children
LEHMAN, William Howard, Sep 1, 1910 Oct 1993
LONG, Selma Carrie, Dec 12, 1906 May 18, 1980
PIERCE, Anna Stoner, May 16, 1856
PIERCE, Annie M., Jan 9, 1880 Feb 22, 1895, daughter of W. M. Pierce, twin of Willie
PIERCE, Sallie Nixon, wife of Wm. Pierce
PIERCE, Sam M., Dec 7, 1888 Sep 21, 1926, Woodmen of the World
PIERCE, Wm., Dec 24, 1853/1855
PIERCE, Willie C., Jan 9, 1880 Jan 25, 1896, daughter of W. M. Pierce, twin of Annie
STONER, Charlotte Ida, Feb 27, 1856
STONER, Della, Jan 29, 1887
STONER, Frank, Apr 11, 1869 Oct 4, 1933, son of Dr. John Stoner
STONER, Fred, Oct 16, 1886
STONER, Dr. John, Oct 17, 1822 Dec 17, 1890, US Army Asst. Surgeon, 77th Illinois Infantry
STONER, John, May 3, 1862
STONER, John, Feb 27, 1879
STONER, Kate, Nov 27, 1837
STONER, Kate Lena, Apr 4, 1884
STONER, Louisa, Oct 3, 1880
STONER, Robley Douglasson, Mar 25, 1854 May 8, 1907
STONER, Sallie, Aug 31, 1891 Aug 1987
STONER, Three children of Frank and Sallie Stoner
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