WEESE WILLIAMS, BERTHA - Stone County, Arkansas | BERTHA WEESE WILLIAMS - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Bertha WEESE WILLIAMS

Katy Cemetery
Stone County,
Arkansas

Bertha Weese Williams
Wife of Lee Williams
Born August 18, 1899
Died January 1992
Gravestone has inscription: "Lady Of Color"

There was a African American Community called Sugar Loaf in Stone County for many years, and there is a Sugar Loaf Cemetery that now is about three miles through the woods from the nearest road that serves the community. Bertha Williams was the last African American resident of the area. As long as her health permitted, she performed the upkeep of the cemetery, and planned to be buried there with her friends and relatives; however, by the time she died the cemetery was so remote that her caregivers chose to bury her in the Katy Cemetery. Her husband had died many years before she died, and she and he only had one daughter. The daughter died before she reached her thirtieth birthday.

(December 8, 2008, photo and background information supplied by Emmit Dolan Acklin, who had interviewed Mrs. Williams at one time. Dates were also obtained from the Social Security Death Index.)

Contributed on 12/13/08 by maxparnell
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Record #: 122406

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Submitted: 12/13/08 • Approved: 12/15/08 • Last Updated: 7/31/12 • R122406-G122405-S3

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