Hollywood Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions 2002


Compiled by Gail Ashbrook

Hollywood, the oldest cemetery in Hot Springs, was used as a burial ground prior to the Civil War. In 1988 the Hot Springs Funeral Home and the Hollywood Cemetery Preservation Association began a joint effort to restore the badly overgrown cemetery, and in 1989, the company began a massive cleanup; existing records were put in order for reference of the staff, and the company made plans for the development of the New Hollywood Cemetery Annex. The first interments in the new section began in the year 2000. As is common with many older cemeteries, the earliest records of interments and purchasers of plots are missing. This book was published in 1968 by Bobbie Jones McLane and Inez Cline and was updated in 2002 by Gail Ashbrook, who cataloged all the tombstones. The book, with an alphabetical index, lists all of the existing markers, section by section, with maps to help locate a particular cemetery plot.

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