Arkansas Times Jan. 18, 2015: St. Ruth
Ruth Coker Burks, the cemetery angel
In the darkest hour of the AIDS epidemic, Ruth Coker Burks cared for hundreds of people whose families had abandoned them. Courage, love and the 30-year secret of one little graveyard in Hot Springs.
By David Koon
Six poems by Miller Williams
The revered Arkansas poet died Jan. 1, 2015.