Oak Ridge Cemetery- Arcadia, FL. (DeSoto County)

OAK RIDGE CEMETERY- ARCADIA, FLORIDA [DESOTO COUNTY]

Special Note: This is not a complete list of all the headstone inscriptions. The last time I visited this very large cemetery was May 07, 1994. There are probably some that were overlooked but I hope that what I have will aid someone in finding their family. Good luck!

Pandy Starling has visited the cemetery recently (1999) and taken pictures of several of her families headstones along with a picture of the building that's on the grounds. Click here to view the picture Pandy Starling took of the building at Oak Ridge Cemetery. She's also given me an idea to put links to photo's. If anyone who has a family member buried here and is willing to either send me a picture or an email with a photo attachment to it I will put in on this site.
Also if you have a family member that you know is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery and you don't find them here please let me know and I'll place them on this list. Thanks so much!!

Sincerely, Matthew S. Lindsay

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DeSoto County, FL.-GenWeb Project
DeSoto County, FL.-Early Marriages
The Mercers, et al. of Florida
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ALBRITTON THOMAS J. ALBRITTON FEB. 28, 1900 - FEB. 01, 1992 (US ARMY WWI)
NANNIE P. ALBRITTON 1919 - 1985

WIGGINS FRED J. WIGGINS AUG. 27, 1894 - JUNE 04, 1975

MOBLEY LEROY MOBLEY JAN. 29, 1891 - JUNE 12, 1952 MARTHA I. MOBLEY APR. 01, 1891 - OCT. 30, 1968

IVEY SARAH D. IVEY FEB. 17, 1886 - MAR. 14, 1987 (Miss Sallie)
CHARLES WESLEY IVEY AUG. 03, 1886 - JUNE 22, 1966 (FLORIDA PVT CO. F 321 Infantry WWI)

FLOWERS BENJAMIN H. FLOWERS 1892 - 1972 (Father)
SUSAN I. FLOWERS 1893 - 1971 W. GORDON FLOWERS 1923 - 1977 (ceg 2 USNAVY WWII)
BENJAMIN H. FLOWERS, JR. 1921 - 1921 (Infant son)

WILLIAMS WILLAIM H. WILLIAMS 1857 - 1924 EMILY A. WILLIAMS 1864 - 1957

OWSTON/WILLIAMS RICHARD LEE OWSTON SEPT. 11 1910 - DEC. 10, 1981 JUNE WILLIAMS DEC. 16, 1909 - NO DEATH DATE

KING/TAYLOR EUGENE H. KING SEPT. 12, 1886 - NOV. 27, 1921 ZACHARY CRAWFORD KING SEPT. 06, 1887 - OCT. 02, 1960 ZIBA GLEN KING AUG. 23, 1909 - SEPT. 07, 1939 HELEN KING TAYLOR JULY 25, 1912 - MAR. 06, 1956

WALDRON FRANCIS MARION WALDRON JAN. 14, 1849 - MAY 07, 1925 MARTHA ELIZABETH WALDRON APR. 24, 1853 - OCT. 03, 1915 THOMAS HUGH WALDRON FEB. 14, 1890 - JAN. 27, 1965 (Florida-Corp Company K 124th Infantry WWI)
CAROLYN VANORA WALDRON 1923 - 1936

WILLIAMS HUGH C. WILLIAMS JAN. 11, 1893 - MAR. 11, 1911 (son of D. S. & Martha J. Williams)

WALDRON/DAVIS JAS. W. WALDRON SEPT. 10, 1851 - OCT. 13, 1891 father
JAMES JULIAN WALDRON NOV. 18, 1875 - DEC. 23, 1953 ROSALIE WALDRON DAVIS FEB. 11, 1882 - OCT. 21, 1955 (mother)
CLAUDE EUGENE DAVIS NOV. 15, 1882 - OCT. 28, 1954 (father)
NORMA LEE DAVIS JULY 21, 1911 - DEC. 11, 1985 JAMES L. DAVIS MAY 19, 1923 - OCT. 27, 1985

WILLIAMS JOHN WESLEY WILLIAMS JULY 03, 1870 - MAR. 10, 1955

MORGAN/RANDALL LOWRANZO L. MORGAN 1864 - 1942 FANNIE B. MORGAN 1870 - 1957 FRANK C. MORGAN 1901 - 1950 MILDRED MORGAN RANDALL FEB. 02, 1895 - JULY 12, 1977 EARNEST A. RANDALL 1898 - 1971 LOUIE ROBERT MORGAN MAR. 29, 1891 - JULY 17, 1975 GERTUDE M. MORGAN OCT. 27, 1891 - MAR. 11, 1988 ERROL L. MORGAN JULY 14, 1893 - MAY 04, 1984 RUTH S. MORGAN 1892 - 1972

WALDRON FRANK WALDRON 1875 - 1943 BERTHA C. WALDRON 1877 - 1971 FRED G. WALDRON 1899 - 1900

CAPERS MABLE W. CAPERS JUNE 21, 1907 - DEC. 12, 1981 (buried next to Bertha C. Waldron)

WILLIAMS CHARLES OTTO WILLIAMS MAR. 04, 1873 - JULY 05, 1939 (father)

LANIER JOHN M. LANIER 1868 - 1961 OLLIE S. LANIER 1875 - 1972

KING RUSSEL SAGE KING 1889 - 1924 JAMES GARFIELD KING 1881 - 1923

LEWIS RICHARD F. LEWIS AUG. 18, 1874 - DEC. 15, 1945 FANNIE LEWIS MOON OCT. 08, 1881 - APR. 01, 1951 ROY F. LEWIS DEC. 25, 1905 - APR. 15, 1955 HENRY L. LEWIS JUNE 09, 1882 - MAR. 10, 1943 ADA HALL LEWIS SEPT. 30, 1885 - MAY 08, 1946 HENRY LAMAR LEWIS APR. 03, 1912 - MAR. 19, 1990 (TEC 5 US Army WWII)

WHIDDEN BILLY C. WHIDDEN NOV. 25, 1932 - OCT. 22, 1962 (FLA. PFC 945 QM Service CO Korea)

KING JOHN J. KING 1891 - 1944 PAULINE S. KING 1891 - 1974

ROBERTS WILLIAM WOODFORD ROBERTS JUNE 19, 1857 - SEPT. 21, 1927 LENORAH LEWELLEN ROBERTS JAN. 15, 1864 - DEC. 24, 1926 FLORENCE ROBERTS LOWRY OCT. 23, 1883 - JULY 14, 1972 HAZEL ROBERTS DISHONG JAN. 28, 1905 - JUNE 30, 1988 FLOSSIE M. INGRAM ROBERTS JAN. 13, 1885 - NOV. 13, 1972 CLARENCE E. ROBERTS, JR. JAN. 16, 1909 - SEPT. 15, 1967 (FLA. Master Sgt. US Air Force Korea)

BATES/TODD AGNES BATES TODD DEC. 12, 1895 - JAN. 15, 1972 CHARLES T. TODD OCT. 14, 1899 - FEB. 11, 1976

LANIER HENRY M. LANIER SEPT. 26, 1905 - NOV. 20, 1989 DORIS H. LANIER DEC. 27, 1914 - APR. 27, 1994

(Alvie L. Davidson of Lakeland, FL gave me this update to, Doris H. Lanier's death date. The last time I was there, no death date was listed. However, there were fresh flowers present.)

LINDA LANIER JULY 23, 1840 - OCT. 04, 1940 (Infant boy) AUG. 21, 1937 - AUG. 21, 1937 OAKLEY L. LANIER OCT. 28, 1897 - DEC. 06, 1976 (Pvt US Army WWI)
ZOLA L. LANIER MAY 01, 1897 - NOV. 11, 1979

COKER JONATHON S. COKER, M. D. (1.) NOV. 19, 1889 - APR. 19, 1928 (Capt.US Army WWI-2 headstones(2.) Nov. 09, 1889 - Mar. 31, 1928)
MAUDE COKER 1894 - 1945 (wife of Dr. J. S. Coker)
ELOISE COKER MAR. 11, 1915 - SEPT. 27, 1918 (daug. of J. S. & Maude Coker)
JONATHON COKER JUNE 21, 1866 - JAN. 11, 1935 BEULAH V. COKER AUG. 03, 1871 - SEPT. 11, 1964

HOWZE LLOYD K. HOWZE JAN. 07, 1909 - DEC. 19, 1975 (PFC US Army WWII)
MYRTLE O. HOWZE OCT. 04, 1906 - FEB. 27, 1965

KING NAOMI M. KING JUNE 11 1908 - MAY 02, 1971

WILLIAMS GEORGE M. WILLIAMS AUG. 30, 1889 - JAN. 24, 1973 (Alabama Pvt. US Army WWI)
LULA WILLIAMS NOV. 24, 1891 - FEB. 16, 1973 SILAS WILLIAMS MAR. 18, 1888 - AUG. 20, 1961 (Fl. Pvt. US Army WWI)
JOHN D. WILLIAMS 1891 - 1959 LEILA WILLIAMS 1903 - 1988

MORGAN EARNEST C. MORGAN JULY 06, 1930 - APR. 03, 1954 LOLA E. MORGAN 1910 - 1945 JAMES A. MORGAN 1908 - 1945 JAMES WILBERT MORGAN AUG. 07, 1926 - JUNE 19, 1963 (FLA. COX USNR WWII)
LULA D. MORGAN MAR. 23, 1882 - MAR. 14, 1939 W. A. MORGAN 1872 - 1949

WILLIAMS SUSIE M. WILLIAMS 1910 - 1981

WIGGINS C. WIGGINS JUNE 12, 1911 - JUNE 20, 1965 (mother)

WILLIAMS ROXIE WILLIAMS 1881 - 1976 J. W. WILLIAMS 1869?- ?1987 (dates were very hard to read)
AGNES WILLIAMS 1914 - 1928 DEASER WILLIAMS 1904 - 1934 MADIE WILLIAMS 1910 - 1923 JHONNIE WILLIAMS APR. 15, 1884 - MAR. 08, 1957 MARY E. WILLIAMS 1935 - 1992

BATES THOMAS BATES 1902 - 1993

LEWIS DELPHINE LEWIS 1925 - 1993

WILLIAMS HARY A. WILLIAMS 1930 - 1992

MOBLEY JAMES MOBLEY 1914 - 1942

WILLIAMS MARY WILLIAMS 18-- - 1946 (the last 2 digits (in year born) were missing)
IVA B. WILLIAMS 1932 - 1960 JOSEPH W. WILLIAMS, SR. JUNE 12, 1903 - AUG. 16, 1968 ALLIE MAE WILLIAMS 1906 - 1978 ADDIE WILLIAMS 1880 - 1949 ADDIE MAE CARLTON 1914 - 1993 ODELL WILLIAMS 1891 - 1957 MARIE WILLIAMS 1885 - 1995? (couldn't read the death year illegible)
DAN WILLIAMS FEB. 26, 1873 - MAR. 20, 1953 PERNELL WILLIAMS SEPT. 11, 1926 - MAY 02, 1969

ALLEN MRS. IRENE ALLEN MAR. 21, 1917 - JAN. 31, 1957 (our beloved mother)

LANIER JAZIE BELL LANIER APR. 13, 1928 - AUG. 29, 1974

LEWIS JULIUS L. LEWIS APR. 01, 1901 - DEC. 01, 1969

MOBLEY COMMODORE H. MOBLEY, SR. 1902 - 1977 JANIE M. THOMAS 1914 - 1979 ELLA WILSON 1910 - 1982 JOHN MOBLEY 1910 - 1983

PELHAM OLA L. PELHAM JAN. 18, 1940 - AUG. 17, 1982

WIGGINS JOHN WIGGINS, JR. 1913 - 1991

ALLEN FRANK L. ALLEN ---- - ---- HATTIE J. ALLEN ---- - ----

BATES REV. WALTER A. BATES JULY 26, 1888 - OCT. 27, 1951 ANNIE B. BATES MAR. 12, 1897 - JULY 16, 1974 WALTER A. BATES, JR. DEC. 11, 1922 - JULY 25, 1982 (FLT O US Army WWII)
M. CATHERINE BATES ---- - ---- (no date on the stone)

HAGAN EMMA JEAN HAGAN NOV. 23, 1927 - FEB. 04, 1953

KITTS/WELCH THOMAS LOFTON KITTS JAN. 17, 1915 - NO DEATH DATE

I met Thomas at the cemetery. He told me he was married for 55 years and had just lost his wife 5 months earlier. He was putting a balloon on his wifes headstone and taking pictures of flowers his daughter had sent down here from Tennessee. He seemed like a very sweet dear man.

REBA WELCH OCT. 06, 1916 - DEC. 18, 1993 (daughter)
DOLPHAS A. WELCH 1880 - 1950 (father)
ADA PAULINE WELCH 1886 - 1944 (mother)
Lt. DOC ALTON WELCH JAN. 12, 1922 - NOV. 15, 1944 (died in the war)
CLARENCE MORGAN WELCH FEB. 03, 1905 - JAN. 31, 1961 NELLE J. WELCH SEPT. 10, 1898 - MAY 20, 1974 JOHN C. WELCH AUG. 18, 1910 - NO DEATH DATE INEZ H. WELCH SEPT. 08, 1913 - APR. 12, 1982 BEDGELLE R. WELCH DEC. 14, 1911 - NO DEATH DATE OLIVE V. WELCH NOV. 14, 1915 - MAY 12, 1987

MCLEOD JAMES A. MCLEOD JAN. 05, 1867 - FEB. 04, 1954 J. MYRTIS MCLEOD FEB. 25, 1876 - MAY 07, 1949

SMITH BERNICE MORGAN SMITH JUNE 07, 1891 - JUNE 04, 1988 HUGH FRANCIS SMITH MAR. 27, 1888 - APR. 04, 1957

ALBRITTON/MILLS ELAM S. ALBRITTON 1886 - 1958 MYRTLE M. ALBRITTON 1900 - 1953 CLAUDE C. ALBRITTON FEB. 05, 1906 - DEC.24, 1968 JAMES (BUCK) A. MILLS MAY 31, 1915 - JUNE 08, 1981 LILLA ALBRITTON MILLS APR. 11, 1904 - JULY 10, 1982 IVA ALBRITTON NOV. 09, 1911 - MAR. 28, 1983 RICHARD W. ALBRITTON JUNE 16, 1916 - JAN. 13, 1992 (T Sgt. US Army WWII)

MORGAN WILLARD A. MORGAN 1915 - 1967 LAURA MORGAN 1924 - NO DEATH DATE

WILLIAMS LEO M. WILLIAMS FEB. 02, 1905 - OCT. 15, 1979 HAZEL H. WILLIAMS JULY 25, 1912 - APR. 12, 2004

HAGAN CHICK W. HAGAN AUG. 18, 1916 - SEPT. 09, 1966 VIVIAN JEWEL HAGAN OCT. 18, 1920 - JULY 02, 1969

WILLIAMSON JACOB ROY WILLIAMSON 1884 - 1968 SADIE MAE WILLIAMSON 1894 - 1974

MERCER WILLIE MERCER OCT. 05, 1899 - SEPT. 12, 1967 (Fla Pvt. Infantry WWI)

HAGAN WOODROW HAGAN JULY 11, 1917 - FEB. 06, 1968 (Fla Pvt BTRY B 540 FLD Artillery BN WWII)

TOMLINSON ROBERT JOHN TOMLINSON 1949 - 1989 (SP4 US Army Vietnam)

ROBERTS BURL F. ROBERTS, JR. JULY 31, 1910 - MAY 27, 1986 LETHA E. ROBERTS SEPT. 24, 1913 - NO DEATH DATE

WILLIAMS MARY DORIES EARL WILLIAMS NOV. 05, 1956 - APR. 11, 1992

WIGGINS RICHARD P. WIGGINS JULY 12, 1919 - APR. 12, 1993 EDITH B. WIGGINS MAR. 18, 1919 - NO DEATH DATE (married Apr. 27, 1946)

WILLIAMS GEORGE H. WILLIAMS JULY 29, 1891 - OCT. 29, 1977 IDA T. WILLIAMS MAY 02, 1889 - JAN. 15, 1974

HAGAN FRANK P. HAGAN NOV. 27, 1897 - NOV. 11, 1982 (father)
ALICE M. HAGAN NOV. 13, 1900 - OCT. 04, 1989 (mother)

WILLIAMS EMA D. WILLIAMS JAN. 23, 1925 - MAY 11, 1979 MORRIS A. WILLIAMS NOV. 18, 1922 - AUG. 24,1970 (Fla Pvt 1st class US Army WWII)
DOROTHY C. WILLIAMS OCT. 14, 1930 - MAR. 06, 1993 LESTER E. WILLIAMS FEB. 02, 1926 - APR. 29, 1973 (Mississippi S1 USN WWII)

WEBB IRA LAVAUGHN WEBB JAN. 23, 1945 - JULY 26, 1969 (there is a photograpgh on the headstone)

MERCER JUDITH ANN MERCER 1945 - 1970 (she's buried near the "Tinsley's")

ROBERTS CLAYTON HAYES ROBERTS JAN. 02, 1909 - MAR. 25, 1971 (Fla Corp. 34 Mess SQ AAF WWII)

STARK SAMUEL EDWARD REED STARK DEC. 04, 1972 - DEC. 28, 1989 (Mary Louise Roberts Varnadore's half brother.He died from Muscular Dystrophy at 17)

ROBERTS CODY HAYES ROBERTS SEPT. 12, 1994 - APR. 26, 1995 (would be Clayton Roberts' Grandson he died of SIDS at 7 months. Information provided by: Mary Louise Roberts Varnadore)

WEBB DANIEL G. WEBB 1911 - 1971 LEONA WEBB NO BIRTH OR DEATH DATES

WHIDDEN CARL M. WHIDDEN JAN. 07, 1908 - JULY 18, 1977 MAXINE WHIDDEN DEC. 12, 1894 - MAY 02, 1977

TOMLINSON THELMA VERA TOMLINSON NOV. 27, 1912 - MAR. 31, 1978 (b. in Lake City, FL.) (d. in Arcadia, FL.)

WHIDDEN WILLOUGHBY D. WHIDDEN JUNE 19, 1920 - JAN. 10, 1978 (Pvt. 1st class US ARMY WWII)
BENNIE MAE WHIDDEN JAN. 11, 1928 - NO DEATH DATE

PONDER/WHIDDEN MARCUS E. PONDER JULY 31, 1898 - FEB. 10, 1968 (Fla M SG US ARMY WWI WWII)
DULCENA WHIDDEN PONDER SEPT. 22, 1914 - APR. 29, 1991 (American Legion)

MERCER ADAM FRANCIS MERCER MAR. 17, 1922 - FEB. 19, 1992 (US Army WWII-Francis A. Mercer) (Married: June 18, 1942)
EDNA P. MERCER JAN. 04, 1925 - NO DEATH DATE

MORGAN LORENA MORGAN AUG. 04, 1900 - JULY 17, 1977 (wife of T. H. Morgan)

KING SAMUEL E. KING JUNE 18, 1891 - AUG. 03, 1971

RAULERSON GLADYS V. RAULERSON 1918 - 1966

LINDSAY CHARLES W. LINDSAY 1900 - 1966 M. J. LINDSAY WYNN 1912 - 1987 (Molly)

WEBB EDWARD JONES WEBB JULY 29, 1927 - JULY 22, 1968 (Fla Pvt. US ARMY WWII)
ROZIE L. WEBB 1912 - 1990

PELHAM HERMAN LEE PELHAM SEPT. 13, 1907 - MAR. 02, 1960 (Fla. Pvt. 1st. class US ARMY WWII)
SARAH J. PELHAM MAR. 09, 1889 - NOV. 27, 1978 (beloved mother)

WILSON HENRY "ERIC" WILSON FEB. 21, 1895 - DEC. 30, 1972 EVELYN C. WILSON NOV. 22, 1900 - MAY 19, 1987

WHIDDEN JOHN HUGH WHIDDEN OCT. 30, 1906 - MAY 30, 1988 (husband/father)

WALDRON GEORGE L. WALDRON AUG. 31, 1909 - MAR. 28, 1945 (Fla. Pvt. 1st. class 534 ORD HV Maint Tank Co WWII)

ALBRITTON WALTER VERNON ALBRITTON MAR. 18, 1915 - MAR. 18, 1991 (US ARMY WWII)
NINA LUCILLE ALBRITTON JULY 26, 1917 - DEC. 22, 1993 IRIS ESTELL ALBRITTON OCT. 28, 1913 - OCT. 24, 1971 OSIE THARP ALBRITTON DEC. 15, 1910 - JUNE 17, 1989 ALBERT KEATLEY ALBRITTON FEB. 26, 1879 - FEB. 23, 1954 SULA MERRITT ALBRITTON FEB. 21, 1886 - JAN. 16, 1969 M. G. ALBRITTON JAN. 18, 1908 - DEC. 29, 1981 (CWO US ARMY WWII)
MARGARET G. ALBRITTON OCT. 24, 1913 - NOV. 23, 1990

MOBLEY/BOATRIGHT FORRESTER C. MOBLEY JUNE 04, 1912 - DEC. 21, 1958 SADIE M. BOATRIGHT MAY 17, 1909 - DEC. 18, 1969

WILLIAMS BARNEY L. WILLIAMS SEPT. 15, 1902 - JAN. 15, 1956 WAVIE E. WILLIAMS JAN. 08, 1907 - JAN. 27, 1986 SAMUEL R. WILLIAMS JAN. 12, 1933 - FEB. 08, 1963

WHIDDEN WILLIAM H. WHIDDEN DEC. 19, 1902 - MAR. 02, 1962 ROBERT H. WHIDDEN JAN. 25, 1931 - JAN. 24, 1980 (M Sgt. US ARMY KOREA)

WILLIAMS OTIS L. WILLIAMS JULY 07, 1896 - JAN. 08, 1968 (Fla. Corp US ARMY WWI)

CUNNINGHAM LILLIE O. CUNNINHAM 1900 - 1965 CHARLIE W. CUNNINGHAM 1900 - 1972

WOOD BERLY F. WOOD 1884 - 1956 HATTIE F. WOOD 1883 - 1960

MOBLEY WILLIAM N. MOBLEY MAY 27, 1892 - JULY 24, 1949 MAGGIE MOBLEY MAR. 26, 1892 - NO DEATH DATE CECIL MOBLEY 1918 - 1982 (Pvt. 1st. class US ARMY WWII)

MERCER GILCHRIST H. MERCER, SR. MAY 11, 1909 - DEC. 06, 1974 GEORGIA E. MERCER DEC. 22, 1918 - NOV. 12, 1981

CREWS JASPER W. CREWS 1897 - 1974 MINNIE L. CREWS 1893 - 1968 ROBERT LEE CREWS JAN. 04, 1928 - MAY 29, 1971 (Fla. Pvt. 7025 Area SVC Unit KOREA)

WEEKS JAMES CECIL WEEKS APR. 26, 1917 - NOV. 19, 1949 (Fla. S1 USNR WWII)

POSEY JOANNAH M. POSEY APR. 16, 1874 - DEC. 26, 1964

LANIER JOSEPH C. LANIER 1910 - 1947 MITTIE LEE LANIER 1913 - 1974 BETTY JO LANIER 1933 - 1947

WHIDDEN OSCAR CLIFFORD WHIDDEN FEB. 12, 1896 - OCT. 02, 1946 LULA WHIDDEN AUG. 25, 1906 - NO DEATH DATE

LEVINES/MERCER EUGENE O. LEVINES 1892 - 1972 MINNIE MERCER LEVINES 1899 - 1994

COWART WINNIE SHELDORA COWART SEPT. 04, 1904 - JULY 09, 1946 SHEPARD COWART OCT. 11, 1901 - MAR. 05, 1978 MYRTICE L. COWART GARCIA APR. 29, 1929 - NOV. 13, 1978

MARKEY J. PHILLIP MARKEY 1887 - 1971 E. CLYDE MARKEY 1893 - 1977 WILLIAM B. MARKEY AUG. 14, 1923 - DEC. 18, 1948 (Fla. Staff Sgt. US MARINE CORP WWII)

MURPHY JAMES F. MURPHY 1914 - 1991 (US ARMY WWII)
GEORGE PATRICK MURPHY 1947 - 1947 JOHN F. MURPHY 1880 - 1970 OLIVE M. MURPHY 1888 - 1984 (D. A. R.)

WHITLOCK/WHIDDEN NINA WHITLOCK WHIDDEN JAN. 31, 1909 - AUG. 18, 1960 GEORGE W. WHITLOCK OCT. 26, 1882 - SEPT. 06, 1952 LILLIAN W. WHITLOCK JULY 08, 1887 - MAR. 29, 1971 ERMA "BILL" WHITLOCK 1910 - 1993 (US ARMY WWII)

MOORE NELLIE M. MOORE NOV. 15, 1870 - APR. 05, 1953 CHARLES A. MOORE OCT. 28, 1865 - MAY 02, 1957

WALDRON JULIAN S. WALDRON FEB. 05, 1921 - MAY 30, 1977 (Pvt. US ARMY WWII)
T. WAYNE WALDRON, SR. MAR. 02, 1917 - MAY 10, 1979 (Pvt. US ARMY WWII)
HERBERT A. WALDRON 1887 - 1941 MARTHA ANN WALDRON JAN. 20, 1890 - MAY 09, 1983 JAMES F. WALDRON 1915 - 1977 (CM2 USN WWII)

ROBERTS ROSE ROBERTS 1869 - 1939 (mother)
LEE ROBERTS 1868 - 1939 (father)

KING GLADYS KING 1917 - NO DEATH DATE J. W. "DICK" KING 1909 - 1972 RALPH STANLEY KING 1941 - 1991 (TSGT USAF KOREA-VIETNAM)

WILLIAMS BARNIE LEWIS WILLIAMS JUNE 26, 1927 - JULY 23, 1984 (S2 USN WWII)

MURPHY WILEY D. MURPHY 1876 - 1963 SALLY S. MURPHY 1883 - 1959

ROBERTS MERTON W. ROBERTS 1899 - 1946 HARRIET ROBERTS 1906 - 1946

WILLIAMS GEORGE H. WILLIAMS 1878 - 1958 ELSIE R. WILLIAMS 1887 - 1967 THAD WILLIAMS 1910 - 1981 IRENE WILLIAMS 1909 - NO DEATH DATE

WINGATE ROBBIE J. WINGATE MAR. 20, 1920 - FEB. 01, 1988 (Uncle Doodle)

WOODS WILLIAM L. WOODS DEC. 19, 1894 - JULY 14, 1980 (2nd LT. US ARMY WWI)
LURA M. WOODS JULY 20, 1899 - JAN. 15, 1984

PELHAM CALVIN WILLIARD PELHAM MAR. 05, 1948 - OCT. 05, 1983

HAGAN TOM D. HAGAN FEB. 14, 1914 - SEPT. 28, 1981 (Pvt. 1st. Class US ARMY WWII)

OLSEN PETER A. OLSEN MAR. 14, 1915 - FEB. 15, 1987 (Tec 5 US ARMY WWII)
MARGARET B. OLSEN JULY 28, 1912 - NOV. 18, 1989

MCILWINNEN JOHN W. MCILWINNEN 1864 - 1933 ELIZABETH H. MCILWINNEN 1870 - 1944

WHALEY SUSAN D. WHALEY 1873 - 1935

OBERST HENRY A. OBERST MAY 17, 1885 - JUNE 08, 1959 CLEO W. OBERST MAR. 24, 1909 - JAN. 25, 1990

ADDISON ARTHUR ADDISON MAY 04, 1908 - JULY 30, 1987 INEZ ADDISON OCT.13, 1910 - APR. 06, 1979

MCRAE CHARLES MCRAE NO BIRTH DATE - JUNE 10, 1955 PEARL A. MCRAE JULY 24, 1894 - AUG. 26, 1941 The Addison and Mcrae surnames listed above were submitted by Dickie Addison. Pearl and Arthur were Brother & Sister. I am Arthur's son. *Thanks Dickie Addison

FARNAM ANNA B. FARNAM SEPT. 04, 1856 - MAR. 26, 1947 Mother CARL B. FARNAM MAY 09, 1879 - DEC. 31, 1936 Dad EMMA R. FARNAM NOV. 12, 1882 - JUNE 26, 1965 "Mom" ROBERT C. FARNAM APR. 26, 1905 - DEC. 18, 1962 Daddy

GEORGE/LEACH BERTHA EVELYN GEORGE SEPT. 13, 1909 - AUG. ??, 1981 MAE G. LEACH MAY 14, 1905 - OCT. ??, 1973 WILLIAM P. LEACH, SR. MAR. 13, 1900 - APR. ??, 1982 WILLIAM P. LEACH, JR. FEB. 12, 1931 - JULY 07, 1989


The GEORGE and LEACH surnames listed above were submitted by
George B. Leach 2326 West El Moro Circle Mesa, Arizona 85202

(Mae G. Leach was George's mother, William P. Leach, Sr. was his father, William P. Leach, Jr. was his brother and Bertha E. (Evelyn) George was his maternal aunt. Again, thank you. George B. Leach

BROWN JOHNNY CORNELIUS BROWN JAN. 13, 1913 - JAN. 27, 1984 BETTY JEAN BROWN FEB.18, 1944 - FEB. 18, 1944 BOBBIE LEE BROWN SEPT. 03, 1936 - JULY 07, 1959

The BROWN surname listed above was submitted by Vanessa Richardson. Johnny Cornelius BROWN was Vanessa's grandfather. Betty Jean Brown was Johnny's daughter and Bobbie Lee BROWN was his son.

WILLIS WM. FRED WILLIS JUNE 18, 1893 - FEB. 12, 1970 (Husband) BERTHA H. WILLIS APR. 12, 1897 - AUG. 17, 1988 (Wife) Daughter of Joseph Linton Ginn) BERNARD F. WILLIS, SR FEB. 1, 1915 - DEC. 3, 1995 (Son) CECIL ALEX WILLIS AUG. 1, 1926 - DEC. 10, 1982 (Son) RAY DOUGLAS WILLIS APR. 6, 1958 - APR. 9, 1979 (Grandson)

The WILLIS surname listed above was submitted by Guy A. Andrews
Below are members of the Willis Family of which I located during my research April 26, 2001 in the Arcadia area at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Lot# 8, Block P. The people in Arcadia are very accommodating.I even met a distant cousin's wife who works in the Tax Office, DeSoto County Courthouse Annex.
Matt, I hope this information will be useful for others. Unfortunately, as we all get older, we tend to forget information that would assist others to locate our ancestors or relatives. Currently I am being told that my Great grandfather Joseph Linton Ginn is also buried in the same cemetery. However, Arcadia City Hall does not have a record of him. My source is a 84 year old relative who still lives in the city and knows where he is laid to rest. Regretfully, she was unable to go to the cemetery or give me exact directions of where to find him. I have relatives in the area and am relying on them to locate him.
Guy

MASSIE JANET MARIE KING MASSIE FEB 3, 1918, Arcadia, Fl NOV 11, 1985, Arcadia, Fl REV. JOHN EDWARD MILLAR MASSIE FEB 3, 1905, Sweetsburg, Quebec JAN 4, 1988, Arcadia, Fl.

They are buried in the same lot with the DUNWOODY family.
This was submitted by:Paula Massie Oneal

GRAY WARDELL R. WILLIAMS-GRAY FEB 15, 1991 - DEC 31, 2001

From: "Gray" jgray10@tampabay.rr.com To: MSLindsay1@hotmail.com Subject: Kim & James Gray Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 16:13:04 -0400

Hello Matthew, We are Kim & James Gray and our son Wardell R. Williams-Gray is buried at Oakridge Cemetary. DOB: 2/15/91 and DOD: 12/31/01.

This was submitted by:Kim and James Gray

THOMPSON JEFFERSON DAVIS THOMPSON JAN 13, 1861 - JUNE 12, 1949 JENNIE THOMPSON JAN 29, 1877 - SEPT 29, 1927
Jefferson Davis Thompson and Jennie Thompson Headstone The Thompson family was submitted by their youngest living grandson William G. Thompson. Wm. G. Thompson

CLEMENTS ARTHUR EDWARD CLEMENTS MAY 22, 1879 - OCT. 16, 1955

This submission is from Wayne Baldwin, a family member of Arthur Edward Clements.
His contact information is below or you can e-mail him at Wayne Baldwin

Good Morning Mr. Lindsay, I've been researching for my cousins most of the past year, and with the help of Chris Welch from Florida, finally got my cousin's grandfather's death certificate.

Arthur Edward Clements died in Florida State Hospital #2 at Arcadia, De Soto County. He was born in Albemarle Co., Virginia May 22 or 24, 1879 and died October 16, 1955 in the hosptial and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery on October 20, 1955. It's likely he doesn't have a stone or marker at his grave, but we just don't know.

I nor the family has a picture of him, and all were wondering if perhaps the hosptial might have had a photo of him in their records since he was a resident there according to the death certificate for 2 years and 8 months.

A funny thing is that his death certificate says he was never married, but we know for certain he was married twice. Here in Virginia the first time and had two children. He married secondly a woman by the name of Mary F., probably from Florida. We don't know the reasons he left his first wife but do know he ended up in Florida many years later (see 1930 census of St. Petersburg) and was found there with his second wife, Mary.

At the time of his admission to the hospital the death certificate says he'd been a resident of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County.

I'm sending you a scanned copy of the death certificate if you'd like to post it on your site. If you do have a chance to visit the cemetery and do find his grave...with or without a marker we'd be very interested to know either way and have a photo taken if there is...just let me know your charge/ fees etc., and I'll send you a check pronto.

Many thanks,

Wayne F. Baldwin 1458 Fords Shop Road Culpeper, Virginia 22701 (540) 543-2590

Arthur Edward Clements - Death certificate

WINTERS CLIFFORD MONROE WINTERS SEPT. 12, 1949 - JAN. 27, 1982 (U. S. AIR FORCE Marker) (Husband of Florence Lucille Winters)
FLORENCE LUCILLE WINTERS JAN. 25, 1921 - AUG. 23, 1988 (Wife of Clifford Monroe Winters)

The WINTERS surname listed above was submitted by Kayju Winters

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