Friendship Cemetery Families

Name Information Tombstone Photo Obituary
Allen, Laura died 23 Aug 1941 age abt 100 yrs Photo Not Avaliable Laura Allen, colored, who was thought to have been over a hundred years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mary Wagner, Saturday August 23. She was born in Pocahontas in a cabin located on the site of the present post office. Funeral services were conducted at the colored cemetery Sunday afternoon. Her only survivor is the daughter. (PSH, Aug. 28, 1941, page 6).
Bundy, Willie Apr. 28, 1895 – July 11, 1943
Creath, Fannie daughter of Tom & Hannah (Miller) 22 Mar 1875 – 1 Feb 1950 (per obit & funeral rec) (no tombstone located – grave is believed to be within a fenced family plot) Fannie Creath, age 74, well known and highly respected colored woman of Pocahontas, died in the Jonesboro hospital on Wednesday of last week. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Hannah Creath and was an accomplished musician. Funeral services were conducted at St. Paul’s Church Friday morning at 9 o’clock by the Rev. Edw. Hinckley. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home. Her only surviving relative is a cousin, Thelma Duckworth, of Biggers. (PSH, Feb. 9, 1950, page 8.
Creath, Hannah (Miller) wife of Thomas H (married in RC on Jan. 16, 1870) died 23 Dec 1912 (no tombstone located- grave is believed to be within a fenced family plot)
Creath, Henry Arthur son of Thomas H & Hannah (Miller) died 31 Jan 1881 age 8 yrs 21 days
Creath, James Esselman son of Thomas H & Hannah (Miller) 4 Apr 1882 – 19 Aug 1932 (funeral record) (no tombstone located- grave is believed to be within a fenced family plot)
Creath, Regina dau of Thomas H & Hannah (Miller) died 22 May 1880 age 2 yrs 1 mo 20 days
Creath, Thomas Harrison Married Hannah (Miller) Johnson died 7 Jan 1928 age 82 (per obituary) (no tombstone located- grave is believed to be within a fenced family plot)
Crenshaw, James died 20 May 1898 age 80 yrs
Crenshaw, Josephine died 13 August 1912 Photo Not Avaliable “Josephine Crenshaw, commonly known among the people of Pocahontas as “Aunt Joe”, an aged Negress, died suddenly at an early hour Tuesday morning. It is said that she had just arisen from bed and started toward the door when she fell dead. Heart failure is given as the cause if death. Aunt Joe was well known to everybody, having lived in Pocahontas since the town was established here, and was well respected among the white people, being of good character and harmless in every way.” (PSH)
Dunn, Infant 2 May 1893 – 13 May 1893 Photo Not Avaliable
Dunn, Lawrence 13 Nov 1845 – 17 Nov 1899 Photo Not Avaliable
Dunn, Lawrence Eugene “Gene” son of Lawrence & Rachel (Powell); hus of Beadie (Patterson); m. in Randolph Co. 1920; Ark Wagr 524th Eng Ser Bn, WW I 4 Dec 1895 – 2 Jun 1940
Dunn, Rachel (Powell) wife of Lawrence Dunn (married in Randolph Co. 1876) died 22 May 1925 age 68 yrs Photo Not Avaliable Aunt Rachael Dunn, aged 68, well-known colored woman, died at her home here last Friday after a long illness. She had been a resident of Pocahontas for more than fifty years and was respected by everyone. The remains were laid to rest in the negro cemetery near town. (Barnhart Obituary Collection, PSH, May 28, 1925)

Card of Thanks. We wish to extend to our friends, both white and colored, who were so kind toward us during the long suffering illness of our dear mother [Rachael Dunn], who departed this life Friday, May 22, 1925. “Blessed are they that die in the name of the Lord.” Humbly submitted, Tom, Sallie and Eugene Dunn. (Barnhart Obituary Collection, PSH, May 28, 1925)

Dunn, Ruffes (Rufus) 2 Mar 1885 – 9 Feb 1887 Photo Not Avaliable
Dunn, Stella E 9 May 1883 – 14 Apr 1906 Photo Not Avaliable
Dunn, Vergie V 18 Feb 1888 – 4 Apr 1899 Photo Not Avaliable
Finley, Emma (Shockley) died 31 Mar 1929 wife of Harvey Finley
(grandmother of Pasturine “Pat” Finley Johnson)
Harris, Kathryn L. 1916 – 1 Oct 1958
Harris, Liza died 19 Jun 1908
(Mother of Birdie Pitman, great-great grandmother of Jean Oaks.)
Photo Not Avaliable “Aunt Liza Harris, an old ex-slave, died here last Friday and her last remains were laid to rest Sat. Aunt Liza was a slave of the family of Col. Crenshaw, father of P. H. Crenshaw, before the Civil War, and was almost a centenarian.” (PSH, Friday, June 26, 1908, page 1)
Harris, Susan died August 1880 Believed to be Susan Harris, born abt. 1827 in North Carolina. She was listed in the 1880 Randolph County Census, age 53, living in Pocahontas as a widow, head of her household, with (probable) descendants living with her.
Henderson, Della Mae (Pitman) 23 Nov 1907 – 30 Nov 1951
dau of James M & Birdie (Imboden), wife of Sylvester
Photo Not Avaliable Della M. Henderson, aged 44, well-known colored woman of Pocahontas, died at her home Friday. Funeral services were conducted at the McNabb Funeral Chapel at 2 pm Monday by Bro. Davis. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery with McNabb’s in charge of arrangements. She leaves her mother, Birdie Pitman; two daughters, Emily Wimbish and Opal Johnson of Pocahontas; a son, Clifford Cole, also of Pocahontas. (PSH, Dec. 6, 1951, page 14)
Imboden, Izora (Montgomery) 9 Jul 1859 – 3 Apr 1943 dau of —– & Jane (Morgan) Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Jacobs, Elizabeth Nov. 22, 1889 – Apr. 1976
Resided in Memphis, Shelby Co, TN (Social Security Death Index)
Obit
Jacobs, Rilla A 30 Dec 1894 – Dec 1970, 75 yrs 11 mo 22 days
Resided in Jonesboro, Craighead Co, AR (Social Security Death Index)
Mrs. Rilla Jacobs,(30 Dec 1894-Dec1970) 75, of 304 W. Allen, of Jonesboro AR. died at her home Tuesday morning. Born in Pocahontas AR. she was a housewife and a Methodist. She lived in Jonesboro for 46 years but she had also lived in Pocahontas and Walnut Ridge. Survivors include her husband, Harry Jacobs of the home; one son, William H. Jacobs of Jonesboro, one daughter, Mrs. Lula Stegal, of Memphis TN. one brother, Tom Johnson, of St. Louis Mo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carter’s Temple CME Church on Hope St. in Jonesboro. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Pocahontas, with Gregg funeral home of Jonesboro in charge. Jonesboro Sun obit.
Jacobs, William H 5 Feb. 1919 – 7 Nov. 1998 No tombstone. Just a fading funeral home marker. William H. Jacobs,79, of 405 McDaniel, Jonesboro AR. died Friday at his home. He was born in Walnut Ridge Ar. He resided in Jonesboro most of his life. He was retired from the Crane Corp., and was a member of the ST. John Baptist Church of Jonesboro and a army veteran of World War ll. He is survived by a stepdaughter, Dr. Billie Baker Calloway of Little Rock Ar; a stepson, Gilbert Dewayne Baker of Little Rock; to granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son. Burial will be later at a family cemetery near Pocahontas Ar. Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro is in charge arrangements. No visitation is planned.( Jonesboro Sun Obituary).
Johnson, Ella wife of Thurman Luther 5 Feb 1904 – 26 Mar 1954 Ella Johnson, colored, aged 48, wife of Thurman Johnson, died at their home in Pocahontas Friday following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at the McNabb Funeral Chapel here Monday afternoon by Bro. Davis. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of McNabb’s. Besides her husband, she leaves four sons: Willie Shockley of Pocahontas, Paul Dean Johnson of Pontiac, Mich., Manuel and Jerry Johnson of Pocahontas; three daughters, Ella Mae White and Freddie Jo Johnson of Pocahontas and Lucille Shockley of Columbia, MO; a brother, Bill McCarroll of Birdell; and three grandchildren. (PSH, April 1, 1954, page 2)
Johnson, Erma 17 Aug 1888 – 19 Feb 1976 Mrs. Erma Johnson, 87, of 601 Carson, Jonesboro AR. died Thursday (Feb.19) morning at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. A housewife, she lived in Jonesboro for 30 years and was formerly of Herman. She was a member of St. Paul AME Church. Survivors include one, Edward Johnson of Chicago Il, four grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the St. Paul AME Church with Rev. Stuckey officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery in Pocahontas under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro. (Jonesboro Sun obits. Friday Feb 20. 1976)
Johnson, Essie (Woods) dau of Green & Della (Strickland); wife of Mable 29 Mar 1891 – 18 May 1950 Essie Johnson, aged 57, well known colored woman of Pocahontas, died at her home at 2:30 Thursday afternoon after a long illness. She was the wife of Mable Johnson and had made her home in Pocahontas for about 40 years. She was a member of the colored Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. McDonald at Friendship Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was in charge of McNabb Funeral Home. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Mildred, and a son, Lavelle. (PSH, May 25, 1950, page 12).
Johnson, Floyd Lee 1909 – 7 Jan 1959 Obit
Johnson, Jerry Jan. 2, 1946-April 5, 1985 Jerry Johnson, aged 39, of Pocahontas, died Friday at his home. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Latishia Johnson of Memphis; his father, Thurman Johnson; three brothers, Ralph Johnson of Walnut Ridge, Paul Dean Johnson of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Manuel Johnson of Memphis; two sisters, Ella Mae White and Freddie Jo White, both of Walnut Ridge. Funeral was Sunday afternoon at 2:00 in the McNabb Chapel with A. R. Scales as officiating minister. Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Service. (The Times Dispatch, Walnut Ridge, AR, Wed., April 10, 1985, page 4A)
Johnson, Jimmima wife of Nelson 21 Feb 1847 – 11 Nov 1899 Obit
Johnson, Mable (Henry “Mable”) son of Nelson and Jimmima (Crenshaw) 17 May 1891 – 24 Oct 1968 Harry “Mable” Johnson, 77, of 1306 Imboden Street, Pocahontas, died at his home there last Thursday. He was born in Randolph County, May 17, 1891 a son of the late Nelson and Jemima Crenshaw Johnson. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Burteener Johnson of the home; 1 son, Lavelle Johnson of Pocahontas; 1 daughter, Miss Mildred Johnson, also of Pocahontas; 1 sister, Miss Erma Johnson of Jonesboro; and 1 grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Sunday at the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Cecil Wilson and Jack Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of McNabb’s.
Johnson, Manual William “Tody” son of Thurman & Ella (McCarroll) 25 Nov 1933 – 6 Nov 1994 (obituary) No tombstone. Just a fading funeral home marker Manuel Willie “Tody” Johnson, 60, of Walnut Ridge, died at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Sunday, Nov. 6, 1994. He was born Nov. 25, 1933, at Pocahontas, a son of the late Thurman and Mae Ella McCarroll Johnson. He is survived by two sons, Manuel Johnson Jr. of Missouri and Tony Herron of Springfield, MO.; a step-son, Tom Oaks of Pocahontas, a daughter Debra Dailey of Arlington, Tex; two brothers, Paul Dean Johnson of Wyoming, Michigan, and Ralph Johnson of Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Freddie White and Ella Mae White, both of Walnut Ridge; one grandson. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 pm in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harold Brown, Paul Dean and Ralph Johnson, and Carl, Charles and Harold White.
Johnson, Nelson “Nel” died 14 Sep 1917 age 75 yrs (obituary) In the 1880 RC census, Nelson was listed in the household of Mrs. Mima (Jimmima) Wilson (who was aged 30), as a day laborer. Mrs. Wilson had several children. They married on Aug. 2, 1886 in Randolph County.
Johnson, Thurman Luther son of Mack & Willie (Wyatt) 10 Sep 1896 – 25 Nov 1986 Photo Not Avaliable Thurman Luther Johnson, 90, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, Nov 25 in Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born in 1896 in Randolph County, a son of the late Mack and Willie Wyatt Johnson. His wife, Mrs. Ella McCarroll Johnson preceded him in death. He is survived by three sons, Ralph Johnson of Walnut Ridge, Paul Johnson of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Manuel Johnson of Memphis; two daughers, Mrs. Ella M. White and Mrs. Freddie White of Walnut Ridge; 17 grandhildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Saturday in the Chaple of McNabb Funeral Home with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery with McNabbs in charge. Pallbearers were Sherley Johnson, Thomas Young, Ronald James, Wayne Finley, Sherman Ballard and Melvin Young. (PSH, Dec. 4, 1984, page 24).
Looney, Annie died 25 Dec 1946 age 77 yrs Obit
Looney, Armstes 1850 – 20 Dec 1934 It is believed that Armstes/Armstead was born a slave on the Looney farm near Dalton.
Looney, Mamie C (Noble) dau of Henry & Emma (Brown); wife of Marvin Henry 7 Mar 1912 – 6 Sep 1988 Mrs. Mayme C. Looney, 76, of Route 1, Imboden, died in Doctor’s Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1988. She was born March 7, 1912 in Missouri, a daughter of the late Wm. Henry and Emma Brown Noble. Survivors include her husband, Marvin Henry Looney of the home, a son, David Looney, of Pocahontas; three brothers, Ray Noble of Compton, Calif., Verl Noble of St. Louis, Mo, and Norman Noble of St. Joseph, Mo.; a sister, Helen Fullilove of Gary, Ind.; two grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with burial to follow in Friendship Cemetery.
Looney, Marvin Henry US Army WW II 21 Mar 1916 – 14 Aug 1999 Marvin Henry Looney, 83, of 670 Powell Road, Imboden, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999 at the home of a son, David E. Looney in Pocahontas. He was born Mar. 21, 1916 near Dalton, a son of the late William Henry and Jessie V. (Binkley) Looney. Hew was a retired Riveter Crane operator for the U.S. Steel Mill, was a member of Pocahontas First Free Will Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. His wife, Mayme Clarabelle Noble Looney, a sister, Lucile Looney, a brother William “Bill” Looney and a cousin Ed Young, all preceded him in death. In addition to his son, he is survived by a brother, Theodore Lewis Looney Sr. of Little Rock, two sisters, Anna May Owens of St. Louis, Mo and Alberta Spears of Gary, Ind.; two grandchildren an five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery near Pocahontas. Pallbearers will be Earnest Moore, Jerry Wayne Johnson, Les McPherson, Sherely Johnson, Sherman Ballard and Marvin Oaks. (PSH, Aug. 19, page 9A).
Looney, Ransom died 19 Oct 1930 (funeral record Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Looney, Will H (William Henry) son of Armstes & Annie (Oaks) 24 Oct 1894 – 22 Aug 1964 William Henry Looney (colored), 69, died August 22, in his home on Rt. 1, Imboden. He was born October 24, 1894 in Randolph County. He is survived by his wife, Ella Looney; six children, Mrs. Annie Mae Orange of St. Louis, Mrs. Lucille Thomas of Paris, Texas, Mrs. Alberta Spears, Marvin Looney, Theodore Looney and William Looney of Gary, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Johnson of Imboden, Mrs. Georgia Williford of Pocahontas, and Dora Stark of St. Louis; and one brother, Frank Looney of marked Tree. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 pm in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Bro. David Elkins officiating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of McNabb’s (PSH, Aug. 27, 1964, page 6)
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit
Name Information Photo Not Avaliable Obit