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Holleman (At Joy) Cemetery
White County,

*Holleman Cemetery
Joy, Arkansas

List updated March 10, 2004
Legal description: NE, SE, NE, Sect.18, T8N, R9W
Earliest listed grave: 1859 – John Monroe Holleman
Last listed grave: 1963
Arkansas Archeological Survey site #3WH0628
This cemetery is located in Section 16, Township 8 North, Range 9 West.

It was listed by Cloie and Leister Presley of the White County Historical Society May 30, 1967, who gave these directions: "Turn north off Highway 36 about one mile east of Mt. Bethel Church and about one mile north turn through a yard, east off the road to the cemetery." In addition to the following list they reported 24 unmarked graves, two of which were rocked.

The cemetery was visited by Society member Leroy Blair on October 9, 2000, who found the graves of two children of Rufus and Hallie Holleman that were not on the original list. Following is his report:

"To get to this cemetery take Highway 36 west past Joy about 3½ miles to Holleman Road. Turn right on Holleman and go about a quarter-mile then turn right on that road. The cemetery is about 200 yards down that road and about 100 yards back in a field on the left. The cemetery is fenced. It needs mowing but overall it is in good condition. The only real problem I found at this cemetery is that it is guarded by the meanest Dominique rooster I have seen since I was a little kid. I did not know that he was there. I was writing and he jumped on my back so hard he knocked me down. So if you go out there be careful. He will jump on you without any warning."

The rooster was not there when Blair returned August 6, 2002. But what he did find was "it had been recently cleaned, and someone has taken new funeral home markers and placed them by the field rocks that had been the only markers for several graves." As a result, Blair was able to add several names to the existing list.

If you have corrections or additions to this list or other information on Holleman Cemetery, contact the White County Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, Searcy, AR 72145.


Contributed on 1/13/22 by hawkinsdonna48
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Submitted: 1/13/22 • Approved: 1/13/22 • Last Updated: 1/16/22 • R1412313-G0-S3

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