(Black Burial)

            Sardis Ridge Cemetery is located about 5 miles east of Parsons on the old road between Parsons and Perryville, opposite Sardis Ridge Baptist Church. The cemetery is indicated on the U.S.G.S. Jeanette quadrangle (1986). The cemetery is maintained. About three dozen graves are marked with by thin blank concrete markers or remnants of markers. There is ground evidence of other possible unmarked graves. Several late 19th century markers read in 1991 are missing or unreadable in 2003.

            In the northeast corner of the cemetery is this marker:

Heneryetter [no last name], d. July 11, 1904, "Aged about 68 Years" "Dear aunt Heneryetter was a good old Black Mama" "Erected by J. C. Partin, Jim & Noah Ivy"


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