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Mitchell Cemetery

County singer and songwriter Enos William “Skeets” McDonald (Oct. 1, 1915-March 31, 1968) is buried here.  The youngest of seven children, he supposedly got his nickname because of mosquitoes that plagued him in the cotton fields near his home. In the 1930s he traveled to Michigan and formed his first band. After serving overseas during World War II, he returned to Michigan and continued his musical career. McDonald's best-known hit, "Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes," written by Slim Willet, topped the charts in 1952. He remained true to his Country and Western roots throughout his career, which took him to Nashville and finally Los Angeles, where he appeared regularly on television. He died in Inglewood, California. 

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County Road 481, Greenway, Arkansas