From: Marian Brown
Recently I walked the "LOVE CEMETERY" in Bono, Craighead County,
Arkansas. From Jonesboro you would take 63 North and head for Bono
Arkansas. Just as you start to enter Bono there is a hill called Bono
Hill and you take a right onto a gravel road, no number. There will be a
big nice brick home on this corner with a brick column and wrought iron
fence around it. Go a short distance until you see a nice size lake on
your right. This is the Cox's place. The two houses infront of the lake
are both owned by the Cox family. However one needs to walk down the
sidewalk in front of the Rock Home and cross over the levy. As you cross
the levy continue about 50 ft or so straight, then make a left hand turn
and walk until you come to the fence line. (Some of the fence is missing
When you come to the fence take a right and follow it until you can
cross over where it is missing, but continue following the direction of
the fence. This cemetery sits in the woods and is very over grown, it's
difficult to find even with directions. The poision ivy was up to my
knees, and I did see snakes swimming in the lakes. I would not suggest
an elderly person to walk this cemetery. If this is part of your family
and you do want to walk it I would suggest you find someone younger to
go with you and carry a big stick to use on the briars and underbrush.
There are only a few tombstones visible. However from the indentions in
the ground you dan tell there are obiously other's buried here.
Hattie Henson Born December 5, 1893-Died April 8th, 1901
"Gone But not forgotton" marker approx. 3ftx1ft. still standing.
Martha J. Love Born January 5, 1873-Died September 13, 1875.
"Daughter of M.Y. and M.J. Love" small maker with foot marker also.
Samuel D. Love Born May 10, 1872-Died May 27, 1872.
"Son of M.Y. and M.J. Love" small marker with foot marker
Cynthia J. Love Born February 4, 1859-Died October 24, 1868.
"Daughter of M. Y. and M.J. Love" small marker with foot maker
Matthew J. Love Born August 7, 1860-Died September 1867.
"Son of M.Y. and M.J. Love" Small marker with foot maker too.
M.Y. Love Born March 28, 1821-died August 23, 1888.
Large marker about 3&1/2 to 4 ft tall, 1&1/2 ft wide sitting on two
Tombstone has a Bible on top with a shawl hanging over it and in the
middle of the marker is what appears to be an anchor with a rope
intwined on it sitting above a pair of opened gates. Above this are the
The above M.Y. Love is Matthew Love. There is information regarding
Matthew Love's family in the Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas
Library, Surname Files.
B.(?) T.or I. maybe. Only initials on a small stone at head of the grave
and a stone at the ft. I was able to dig around and find a larger base
that was broken for this grave.There must have been a bigger tombsone at
one time. I rooted around in the underbrush but was not able to locate
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