He will be filling the position previously held by Leroy Douglas.
Mr. Peyton and his wife, Shirley, have been working at the cemetery logging and gathering information for a cemetery book they are working on.
"Some of the records were destroyed by fire and if there are no headstones, we have no way of recording the gravesites," Peyton said. " Also, People are burying their loved ones' ashes on top of other plots and they really need to let us know so it can be recorded.
Anyone wanting to purchase a plot or for more information can contact Peyton at (870) 838-9258; or 539-6870.
Petyon retired from the Army and he and his wife have been working on the cemetery book for 18 months.
"I am very familiar with the cemetery," he said. "I am looking forward to helping people any way I can."