Alexander, Elijah b. August 2, 1970 d. March 24, 2010 Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1992 to 1998, 2000 to 2001), he played at the left-linebacker and right-linebacker positions in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders. Born Elijah Alfred Alexander, III, he attended Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, Texas and played collegiate football at Kansas State University. While with the Wildcats, he lettered four-times and served as captain of their 1991 team...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Ridgeview West Memorial Park, Frisco, Collin County, Texas, USA
Allison, Robert Donalson b. September 25, 1810 d. December 15, 1900 Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Served as a Colonel in the United States Army during the Mexican War. After the war with Mexico he was elected to the Tennessee State House of Representatives. During the Civil War he served as Colonel and commander of the 20th Tennessee Cavalry, and as Colonel of the 26th Tennessee Infantry. He was wounded 6 times during the conflict. After the the war he settled down in McKinney, Texas, serving as a Town Judge until his death at age 90. Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA Plot: Block 32 GPS coordinates: 33.1784706, -96.6186676 (hddd.dddd)
Calhoun, William Dee 'Haystack' b. August 3, 1934 d. December 7, 1989 William Dee Calhoun was a professional wrestler, who used the professional name "Haystack" or "Haystacks" Calhoun. At six foot four and over six hundred pounds, he sported a black bushy beard, wore bib overalls and had a horseshoe hanging from his neck to personify a farm boy image. He was raised on a farm in Arkansas. One of the most popular wrestlers in the 1960s, he died of diabetes at the age of 55. (Bio by: Charlie Jamison) Scott Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA
Crutcher, Tommy Joe b. August 10, 1941 d. February 16, 2002 Professional Football Player. He played as a linebacker with the Green Bay Packers, helping them win three straight National Football League titles and the first two Super Bowls. He was a stand out All American at Texas Christian before being drafted by the Packers. He played pro football from 1964 to 1972. (Bio by: Ron Moody) Cause of death: Died in his sleep Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Collin County, Texas, USA
Dawson, JaJuan b. November 5, 1977 d. July 12, 2015 Professional Football Player. For four seasons (2000 to 2003), he played at the wide receiver position in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts. Raised in Louisiana, he attended H.L. Bourgeois High School and played collegiate football at Tulane University, where he became one of the school's all-time football greats. Selected by Cleveland during the 3rd round of the 2000 NFL Draft, he totaled 30 career regular season games. In 2001, he...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Collin County, Texas, USA
Throckmorton, James Webb b. February 1, 1825 d. April 21, 1894 Congressman from Texas, 1875-1879 and 1883-1889; Governor of Texas, 8/9/1866 to 7/30/1867 (Reconstruction). He died from a fall in his old age, due to poor health from kidney disease. Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA Plot: Block 18 (take a right on the Highway 5 entrance, go south on the first cemetary drive (called Throckmorton) for 2/10 mile and the marker is on the left
Williams, Dave b. February 29, 1972 d. August 14, 2002 Rock Musician. Charismatic lead singer of the rock band 'Drowning Pool.' He was found dead in the group's tour bus in Manassas, Virginia, while out on the road with the traveling 2002 "Ozzfest" tour. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart failure due to cardiomyopathy Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Collin County, Texas, USA Plot: Approximately 100 ft. behind the Cemetery Office building on the northwest corner of the cemetery (next to a tree).
Ziglar, Zig b. November 6, 1926 d. November 28, 2012 Author, Motivational Speaker. Born Hilary Hinton Ziglar in Gary, Indiana, in 1931 his father took a management position at a Mississippi farm, and his family moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he spent most of his early childhood. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, where he was in the Navy V-12 Navy College Training Program, attending the University of South Carolina. He later worked as a salesman for a succession of companies and in 1968 became a vice president and...[Read More] (Bio by: W & L) Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Collin County, Texas, USA