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Famous People Buried in Arkansas

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List of famous people buried in Arkansas, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Arkansas. If you're ever visiting Arkansas and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

The list you're viewing is made up of people like James Fleming Fagan and Maurice Britt.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Arkansas?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Arkansas?"

From celebrity tombs at Arkansas to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Arkansas. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Arkansas, like what year and where the person was born.



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    John T. Walton
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    John Thomas Walton was a United States war veteran and a son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. He was also the chairman of True North Partners, a venture capital firm. Walton cofounded the Children's Scholarship Fund, providing tuition scholarships for disadvantaged youth.more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1946-2005)
    • Birthplace: Newport, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot
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    Maurice Britt
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    Maurice Lee "Footsie" Britt, was an American professional football player, Medal of Honor recipient of World War II, businessman, and Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas. He played for the Detroit Lions in 1941 and later served as the seventh Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas during the administration of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1919-1995)
    • Birthplace: Carlisle, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician
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    Virginia Clinton Kelley was the mother of former United States President Bill Clinton. She was born Virginia Dell Cassidy, the daughter and the only child of James Eldridge Cassidy, the town iceman, and Edith Cassidy, a nurse anesthetist. During her high school years, she worked as a waitress at a local ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1923-1994)
    • Birthplace: Bodcaw, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Nurse anaesthetist, Author
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    William Jefferson "Bill" Blythe, Jr. was an Arkansas salesman of heavy equipment and the father of former U.S. President Bill Clinton.more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1918-1946)
    • Birthplace: Sherman, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Salesman, Soldier, Peddler
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    Jesse Dirkhising
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    Jesse William Dirkhising, also known as Jesse Yates, was an American teenager from Prairie Grove, Arkansas, who was kidnapped by two men who bound, drugged, tortured and repeatedly raped him. Dirkhising died from drugging and positional asphyxia during the ordeal. Dirkhising's death received only ...more

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    • Birthplace: Prairie Grove, Washington County, Arkansas, United States of America, North America, + more
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    Ted T. Tanouye
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    Ted Takayuki Tanouye was a Japanese American soldier in the United States Army who posthumously received the United States military′s highest decoration for bravery—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.more

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    • Age: Died at 25 (1919-1944)
    • Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States of America
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    James M. McIntosh

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    James M. McIntosh
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    James McQueen McIntosh was a career American soldier who served as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Noted as an aggressive and popular leader of cavalry, he was killed in action at the Battle of Pea Ridge.more

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    • Age: Died at 34 (1828-1862)
    • Birthplace: Fort Brooke, Florida, United States of America
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    Edgar H. Lloyd

    Edgar Harold Lloyd was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.more

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    • Age: Died at 22 (1922-1944)
    • Birthplace: Blytheville, Arkansas, United States of America
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    Alexander E. Steen

    Alexander Early Steen was a career American soldier from Missouri who served as a general in the secessionist Missouri forces and the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was killed in the Battle of Prairie Grove.more

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    • Age: Died at 35 (1827-1862)
    • Birthplace: Missouri, United States of America
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    John Allen Borgman

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    John Allen Borgman
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    John Allen Borgman (December 6, 1866 - January 15, 1937) was a United States Postmaster of Jonesboro, Arkansas in the early 1900's. Borgman was born in Attica, Indiana and was the son of Francis John Borgman and Frances Jane Beauchamp and had a twin brother named George M., who died of an illness at ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1866-1937)
    • Birthplace: Attica, Logan Township, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Postmaster
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    Whitt L. Moreland

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    Whitt L. Moreland
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    Private First Class Whitt Lloyd Moreland was a United States Marine who heroically sacrificed his life to save the lives of fellow Marines by smothering a hand grenade with his body during the Korean War. For this action on May 29, 1951 at Kwagch’i-Dong, PFC Moreland was posthumously awarded the United ...more

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    • Age: Died at 21 (1930-1951)
    • Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America
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    Clarence B. Craft

    Clarence Byrle Craft was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1921-2002)
    • Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States of America
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    Daniel R. Edwards

    Daniel Richmond Edwards was an American soldier serving in the United States Army during World War I who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1897-1967)
    • Birthplace: Mooreville, Texas, Texas, United States of America
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    M. Waldo Hatler

    M. Waldo Hatler was a Sergeant in the United States Army during World War I who received the Medal of Honor for heroism near Pouilly, France, November 8, 1918.more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1894-1967)
    • Birthplace: Bolivar, Missouri, United States of America
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    James Fleming Fagan
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    James Fleming Fagan was a planter, public official, and a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. His Arkansas brigade distinguished itself in the Red River campaign of 1864, helping to drive the Union army from southern Arkansas.more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1828-1893)
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
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    Patrick Cleburne

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    Patrick Cleburne
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    Patrick Ronayne Cleburne was an Irish American soldier, best known for his service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, where he rose to the rank of major general. Born in County Cork, Ireland, Cleburne served in the 41st Regiment of Foot, a Welsh regiment of the British Army, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1828-1864)
    • Birthplace: Ovens, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
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