Shepard, Jean b. November 21, 1933 d. September 25, 2016 Country Music Singer. Born Ollie Imogene Shepard, she had many hits on the country music charts during her long career. She grew up singing in the church, and was drawn to the music of Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. As a teenager, she played bass in the Melody Ranch Girls, an all-female band formed in 1948. Hank Thompson discovered her a few years later and with his help, she signed with Capitol Records in 1952, which followed the success of Kitty Wells. She cut four...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.3116684, -86.5919418 (hddd.dddd)
Byrd, Dennis b. October 5, 1966 d. October 15, 2016 Professional Football Player. Born Dennis DeWayne Byrd, he was a defensive lineman for the National Football League's New York Jets for four seasons (1989-1992) before a neck injury ended his career. He played football collegiately at the University of Tulsa before being drafted in the 2nd round of the 1989 NFL draft by the New York Jets. He was a standout defensive lineman for the Jets, recording 28 sacks and 110 tackles in his first two years. He suffered a severe neck injury during the...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Hill, Arthur b. August 1, 1922 d. October 22, 2006 Actor. A native of Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada, he won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway theater production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" in 1962. After making his motion picture debut in the film "Miss Pilgrim's Progress" in 1949, he had noted performances in the movies "The Ugly American", (1963), "In the Cool of the Day", (1963), "Harper", (1966), "The Andromeda Strain", (1970), "A Bridge Too Far", (1977) and "The Champ", (1979). He also appeared on such television...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Wilder (Silberman), Gene (Jerome) b. June 11, 1933 d. August 29, 2016 American Actor, Screenwriter, Director and Author. Born Jerome Silberman, he was one of America’s foremost comic actors known by all generations for his performances in such classics as 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (1971), 'Young Frankenstein' (1974) and 'Stir Crazy' (1980). He studied theater at the University of Iowa, then studied Shakespeare at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School in England, where he was the first freshman to win the school fencing championship. He next enrolled...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Temple, Shirley b. April 23, 1928 d. February 10, 2014 Actress, United States Diplomat. She is considered an icon of American cinema, she is arguably the most successful child film star in motion picture history. She started taking dancing lessons at the age of three, and had her first experience in motion pictures when she was chosen to appear in a series of films called "Baby Burlesks", in which she was to imitate the top female stars of the time. She caught the attention of movie audiences with a dance number called "Baby Take a Bow" in the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum #3, Redwood Grove Section
Bryant Sr., Roy b. January 24, 1931 d. September 1, 1994 Crime Figure. Along with half-brother J.W. Milam, murdered 14 year old Emmett Till on August 28, 1955, in Money, Mississippi. The crime is noted as a pivotal event motivating the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Lehrton Cemetery, Ruleville, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USA
Hatfield, William Anderson 'Devil Anse' b. September 9, 1839 d. January 6, 1921 Folk figure. Born William Anderson Hatfield in what is today Logan County, West Virginia, he grew up in the hill country along the Tug Fork and developed a formidable reputation as a marksman and horseman. With his wife, Levicy, he produced nine boys and four girls. He owned considerable land and ran a successful lumbering operation. In 1863 West Virginia became a state and was admitted to the Union. A Confederate sympathizer, Hatfield formed the Logan Wildcats guerrilla band. Some historians...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Hatfield Family Cemetery, Sarah Ann, Logan County, West Virginia, USA
Till, Emmett Louis b. July 25, 1941 d. August 28, 1955 Murder Victim, Civil Rights Figure. Many historians feel he inadvertently started the American civil rights movement. His story is chronicled in the PBS award-winning documentary series,"Eyes on the Prize." While visiting relatives in Mississippi, this young black Chicagoan, not understanding the profundity of racism there, accepted a dare to address an attractive white woman in a grocery store. He went in, bought some candy, and on the way out allegedly said "bye, baby." One observer claimed...[Read More] Burr Oak Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Fernandez, Jose b. July 31, 1992 d. September 25, 2016 Major League Baseball Player. For four seasons (2013 until his death), he was a pitcher with the Miami Marlins. Raised in Florida, he attended Braulio Alonso High School in Tampa, prior to being selected as the 14 pick during the 1st round of the 2011 Amateur Draft. He marked his Major League debut on April 7, 2013. Fernandez recorded twelve wins with an outstanding 2.19 ERA, as he earned all star and Rookie of the Year honors, thus establishing himself as one of the best starting pitchers in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Connors, Chuck b. April 10, 1921 d. November 10, 1992 Actor. Real name Kevin Joseph Charles Aloysius Connors. He appeared in over 40 films but won his greatest fame as TV's "The Rifleman". Born in Brooklyn, the strapping, 6'5" Connors attended Seton Hall College and served in the Army during World War II. After his discharge in 1946 he briefly played professional basketball with the newly-formed Boston Celtics, and baseball with his hometown Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs, but after spending most of his sports career in the minor leagues he decided...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cause of death: Cancer San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section J, T-21, grave 123 GPS coordinates: 34.2773094, -118.4659882 (hddd.dddd)
Bennett (Coulter), Constance b. October 22, 1904 d. July 24, 1965 Actress. She was the daughter of silent film idol Richard Bennett, and the sister of actress Joan Bennett. She was born in New York City. Her movie career was launched by Samuel Goldwyn in 1924 in the silent film Cytherea. This would the the first of more than 50 films in which she would appear. She played opposite many of Hollywood's top leading men including Clark Gable, Frederick March, Joel McCrea, Herbert Marshall, and Cary Grant. With Grant she made two of her biggest films, Topper and...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 3, Lot 2231-A, Grid P-13
Lugosi, Bela b. October 20, 1882 d. August 16, 1956 Legendary stage and screen actor of the 1910s through 1950s. He is most widely identified with his title role in the movie “Dracula” (1931). Born Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko in Lugos, Banat, Austria-Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania), he was the youngest of four children of a banker. Bela began his acting career on the stage in Hungary, playing in several Shakespearean plays (Hamlet, MacBeth, King Lear, and Richard III), and appeared in several silent movies of the Hungarian cinema under the stage name...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Heart attack Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Grotto, L120, 1 GPS coordinates: 33.9920883, -118.3855438 (hddd.dddd)
Groves, Quentin b. July 5, 1984 d. October 15, 2016 Professional Football Player. For seven seasons (2008 to 2014), he played at the linebacker position in the National Football League with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans. He attended Greenville-Westin High School in Mississippi, where he played as a defensive lineman, as well as a tight end for their football squad. In addition, he participated in basketball and track and field, which included discus and long jump, as well as...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Howard (Horwitz), Shemp (Samuel) b. March 11, 1895 d. November 22, 1955 Actor, Comedian. He achieved legend status as a member of the "Three Stooges" comedy team. Born Samuel Horwitz in Brooklyn, New York in 1895, he was nicknamed "Shemp" at an early age due to his mother's accent. He worked with his brother Moses "Moe" Horowitz in various amateur and vaudeville performance acts until 1922, when a former school mate and vaudeville comedian, Ted Healy, was playing at the Brooklyn Prospect Theater and needed a replacement in his current act. Moe and Shemp Howard...[Read More] Cause of death: Heart attack Home of Peace Memorial Park, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: In Mausoleum-Corridor of Eternal Life-Second Tier from the bottom
Berry, Fred b. March 13, 1951 d. October 22, 2003 Actor. Television and motion picture comedic figure actor who is best remembered for portraying the beret-wearing suspender-clad teen named ‘Fred "Rerun" Stubbs' on the popular 1970's sitcom "What's Happening!!" (1976 to 1979). He was well in his twenties when he was cast as a high schooler on the sitcom. Prior to joining "What' Happening!!," he was a member of the pioneering break-dance troupe "The Lockers." In the mid-1980s, after heavily battling drugs and alcohol for several years, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Cause of death: Natural causes, diabetes Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Tribute Section, Lot 1015, Grave 4 [unmarked]
Presley, Vernon Elvis b. April 10, 1916 d. June 26, 1979 Father of Elvis Presley. He was born in Fulton, Mississippi, the oldest of 5 children. Vernon's parents were Jessie D. McClowell Presley and Minnie Mae Hood Presley. He liked music and had a good singing voice. He also enjoyed working on cars. He met Gladys Love Smith in Tupelo, Mississippi. They were married on June 17, 1933 in Ponotoc County, Mississippi. Vernon was often unemployed and worked as a milkman, carpenter, farm hand and truck driver. The family rented a house on the edge of...[Read More] (Bio by: Jane Eubanks) Graceland Mansion Estates, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Griffith, Andy b. June 1, 1926 d. July 3, 2012 Actor. He is best remembered for his portrayal as 'Sheriff Andy Taylor' in the 1960s television series "The Andy Griffith Show" and Attorney 'Ben Matlock' in the 1980s series "Matlock." He began his career as a stand up comedian before landing a starring role in the Broadway production of "No Time for Sergeants" (1955) for which he earned a Tony nomination. He later appeared as 'Pvt. Will Stockdale' in the 1958 film version along with lifelong friend and actor [Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cause of death: Heart attack Griffith Family Estate, Roanoke Island, Dare County, North Carolina, USA
Walker, Fulton b. April 30, 1958 d. October 12, 2016 Professional Football Player. Born Fulton Luther Walker, he was a cornerback and return specialist for the Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League from 1981 to 1986. He played football collegiately at West Virginia University before being drafted in the 6th round of the 1981 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins. He played five years for the Dolphins before joining the Los Angeles Raiders from 1985 to 1986. His pro career was highlighted by his performance in...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Fontaine, Joan b. October 22, 1917 d. December 15, 2013 Academy Award-Winning Actress. A respected performer over a long career, she was honored as Best Actress for Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 "Suspicion". Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland to a British family of wealth and position, she was raised in Northern California following her parents' 1919 break-up and attended Los Gatos High School before moving back to Japan at 16 to live with her father. Returning to America following her graduation from The American School in Japan, she made her 1935...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes scattered
Holloway, Clyde Cecil b. November 28, 1943 d. October 16, 2016 US Congressman. A member of the Republican Party, he served the State of Louisiana's 8th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1987 until 1993. His father was an electrician, Clyde studied at the National Aeronautics School, prior to his association with the horticultural industry. He would go on to establish his own successful nursery business. Influenced by Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater and President Ronald Reagan, Holloway entered the political arena...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!