Blocker - Ellis Cemetery

Copied by Debra Slater Garner in 1999.; submitted by Debra Garner
Travel Directions: Take 270 W. Highway from Hot Springs, AR. Go approximately 8 miles and turn left on Fleetwood Road, go about 1 1/4 mile. Cemetery is on a hill on the right hand sign. A sign is posted. This was the family cemetery of the Blocker and Ellis family located on the John Blocker Farm. This cemetery later became private land and after being denied access to visit there family there, the Ritter family took their case to court. Access is now available and a law was set in Garland County to give right away to any cemetery on private land. The cemetery was deeded out from the private landowner.


Blocker, John
no dates
(died at age 36 ca. 1890)

Blocker, Matilda Godwin
1856 1876
d/o Finley T. and Elizabeth Gardner Godwin
m: John Blocker 12-26-1872

Blocker, Mary Cox
1861 ---- w/o John Blocker

Blocker, Henry no dates
s/o John
Mary E. Cox Blocker

Burris, J. D.
1-17-1929 2-3-1929
s/o Dewey and Violet Ellis Burris

Burris, Infant
no dates
child of Dewey and Violet Ellis Burris

Burris, Infant
no dates
child of Dewey and Violet Ellis

Burris Ellis, John F.
9-12-1866 11-28-1950
s/o John and Elizabeth Ellis
m: Mary Blocker 2-26-1888

Ellis, Mary Louisa 1874 ---------
d/o John and Matilda Godwin Blocker
(donated land for the cemetery)

Ellis, Billie
12-29-1930 4-29-1932
s/o Billis and Emily Glaser Ellis

Ellis, Joseph Riley
1889 1969
s/o John and Mary Blocker Ellis

Manard, Clita ------ 1916

In 1998 there were three grave of infants buried here: James E. Ritter Jason E. Ritter twin boys b.d 1-24-1976 sons of Wayne and Margaret Kay Green Ritter. Also another baby boy b.d 7-14-1970. These graves were moved that same year to Tulip, AR. because of the impending court issue. Many other unmarked graves are located here.
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