Copeland, Joseph Tarr [original burial site] b. May 6, 1813 d. May 6, 1893 Civil War Union Brigadier General. Originally served first as Colonel and commander of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Cavalry, then the 5th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. He commanded the “Wolverines” of the Michigan Brigade of cavalry until General George A. Custer took over the command on June 29, l863. Died on his 80th birthday. Gen. Copeland was re-interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac, Michigan...[Read More] (Bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) Magnolia Cemetery, Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA
Gaines, Cassie b. January 9, 1948 d. October 20, 1977 Rock Musician. Sang background vocals (one of the Honkettes) for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Her brother was Skynyrd guitarist Steve Gaines. Both brother and sister were killed in the airplane crash that also took the life of Lynyrd Skynyrd voclaist Ronnie Van Zandt. Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA Plot: Behind main office
Gaines, Steve [original burial site] b. September 14, 1949 d. October 20, 1977 Musician, guitarist for Lynryd Skynyrd. The graves of Gaines and fellow bandmember Ronnie Van Zant were vandalized on June 29, 2000. This prompted the families to move the remains to an undisclosed location. Cause of death: Plane crash Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA
Garland, Hank 'Sugarfoot' b. November 11, 1930 d. December 27, 2004 Musician. Born Walter Louis Garland and a native of Cowpens, South Carolina, he was part of the select group of Nashville session musicians known simply as the original "A-team" which included such greats as guitarists Chet Atkins and Grady Martin, pianist Floyd Cramer and drummer Buddy Harman. Discovered at age 14 by Paul Mason Howard, he was so impressed at the youngster's playing skills, he let Hank play with his band at an appearance at The Grand Old Opry and would eventually be known as...[Read More] (Bio by: Allcalmap) Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA Plot: Buried next to his brother, Billy Garland, Jr.
Goddard, Jonathan b. May 11, 1981 d. June 15, 2008 Professional Football Player. He was born in San Diego and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. A standout player during his collegiate years at Marshall University, he achieved All-American status and was named Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, while leading the nation in sacks with 16 and 28 tackles for losses. He was chosen by the Detroit Lions in the 6th round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Goddard appeared in one game at the defensive end position with the Indianapolis...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA
Van Zant, Ronnie [original burial site] b. January 15, 1948 d. October 20, 1977 Musician. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he was the lead singer and a founding member of the 1970s Southern rock band "Lynyrd Skynyrd". Together with guitarist Allen Collins, he co-wrote many of the band's hit songs to include "The Ballad of Curtis Loew", "Sweet Home Alabama", , "Mr. Saturday Night Special" and "Freebird". On October 20, 1977, with band members Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines and assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, he was killed when the band's chartered flight to Baton Rouge...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Plane crash Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA Plot: In front of the main office, just at the left side of the fork at the main entrance off Blanding Blvd
Whitman, Slim (Ottis Dewey) b. January 20, 1923 d. June 19, 2013 Singer. Regarded as a leading figure in American country music. Born Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr., he recorded and sang legendary songs including notably "Indian Love Call" (1952), "Secret Love" (1953) and "Rose Marie" (1955), which also climbed the British music charts. His song "Indian Love Call" was used by film director Tim Burton for the grotesque fantasy film "Mars Attacks!" (1996). In the film the song plays a key role as the only weapon able to defeat the alien invaders. In a career that...[Read More] (Bio by: Ruggero) Middleburg Methodist Church Cemetery, Middleburg, Clay County, Florida, USA Plot: Sec. 7, Space 159 GPS coordinates: 30.0675507, -81.8619690 (hddd.dddd)
Yarbrough, LeeRoy b. September 17, 1938 d. December 7, 1984 Professional Race Car Driver. During his career he won 14 Winston Cup Races including, Savannah Speedway on May 1, 1964, Greenville-Pickens on May 30, 1964, Charlotte on October 16, 1966, Daytona Qualifying Race on February 24, 1967, Trenton on July 14, 1968, Atlanta on August 4, 1968, Daytona on February 23, 1969, Darlington on May 10, 1969, Charlotte on May 25, 1969, Daytona on July 4, 1969, Atlanta on August 10, 1969, Darlington on September 1, 1969, Rockingham on October 16, 1969, and...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Peoria Cemetery, Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA