|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Blanton-Hooser or Hooser Cemetery is located in the Old Slay Community between Italy and Frost, about l/2 mile from the Ellis County-Navarro County Line.
Take Hwy 667 south from Italy 5.2 miles. At a sharp left, continue on a gravel road to Hooser Road. Turn right on Hooser to the dead end, then left on Hamrock 1 mile. The cemetery is located on the left side of the road, directly across from the Hooser barns and headquarters. The gate is visible from the road; the cemetery is on private property, and permission is necessary.
It is fenced, with a heavy iron gate. Most of the stones are standing, some are down, but few broken. In 1986, the cemetery was cleared, but is not currently tended. Dense underbrush and briers and other heavy growth make access to all stones difficult. Inventories were done in 1956, 1986, and 1999, and the burials listed reflect the stones found.