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Oakland Cemetery

Posted on: April 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 175th Anniversary of Oakland Cemetery and Decoration Day 2018

175th Anniversary of Oakland Cemetery and Decoration Day 2018



Oakland Cemetery will be celebrating her 175th year of service to Russellville and surrounding communities. In an ongoing effort to keep Russellville Oakland Cemetery beautiful and to engage our community in meaningful service opportunities, we are inviting the community to come and participate in Decoration Day here at Oakland, and to help us celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Russellville Oakland Cemetery.  We invite all Veterans and their families, all our past Mayors and their families, and also all descendants of Russellville’s founding families.   

Decorating of the graves:  10:00 am until 4:00 pm


11:00 am -   Welcome and Invocation:  Pastor Kelly Pearson of 1st Presbyterian Church Dardanelle

11:20 am -   Tribute to Veterans – Color Guard National Guard and Pope County Veterans Services

11:35 am.  -    Guest Speaker:  Russellville’s very own Mayor Randall (Randy) Horton

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm   -   An old fashioned picnic sponsored in part by:  Arvest Bank, Tyson Foods, Simmons Bank, KFC, and the Petray family

All attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic if they choose

Music provided by IMC Studios


From 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm activities will include: 

Self-guided walking tour of historical and local persons – 2 different tours which may overlap

Information booths covering Genealogy, History of the area –   Charity Park & Lori Latimere

Information of Oakland – Oakland Cemetery Commissioners - Director

Exhibits:  Pre-war era automobiles – Valley Antique Auto Club

Exhibits:  Horse and buggy/carriage – Wilson Family

Cemetery Staff will be on hand to assist families and answer questions.  Parking is limited.  Please be courteous of the others visiting in the cemetery.

Thank you and welcome to the 175th Anniversary and Decoration Day at Russellville Oakland Cemetery.

Restroom facilities will be available


Stephanie Warwick

Director, Oakland Cemetery


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