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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: Wild Cherry
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 22:24:22 -0600
Gene, do you know anything about this grave.
Cherokee Indian burial.
Matilda Reynolds d. 1878-1880
It is said that she is buried in Wild Cherry, AR and was buried Indian style, her tombstone is lying across the middle of her grave.
It seems she was buried Indian style, setting up with her head out of the ground for several days before covering her. She was facing the east with one side of her face painted black and the other side painted red and yellow.To ward off evil spirits and to decend her spirit to the Father.
The stone is said to be there but the writing is to dim to read. The author of the book doesn't come right out and say she is buried in the Wild Cherry cemetery. Her son Ben Reynolds is buried in the Dewey Cemetery, Fulton County.