Bryant, Farris b. July 26, 1914 d. March 1, 2002 Governor of Florida from 1961 to 1965: A native of Marion County he received his law degree from Harvard and returned to Florida where he served five consecutive terms in the state legislature. During his term as governor he emphasized education and conservation. Over one billion dollars was raised to erect new buildings on the state's college campuses. He focused on water control projects and obtaining land for recreational purposes. After his term, President Lyndon Johnson appointed him to...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Cause of death: Stroke Woodlawn Cemetery, Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA Plot: From the main entrance, go straight back and left. Grave is located under a tree.
Bullock, Robert b. December 8, 1828 d. July 27, 1905 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, US Congressman. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he left his law practice, enlisted in the Confederate Army and was commissioned a Captain in the 7th Florida Infantry. At the Battle of Stone's River, he was wounded and at Chickamauga, he led his troops to victory, capturing 150 prisoners. In 1863, he took part in the Battle of Missionary Ridge and was Colonel in command of 7th Florida in the Atlanta Campaign. In 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Evergreen Cemetery, Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA
Fager, Dr. b. April 6, 1964 d. August 5, 1976 Champion Racehorse. Named after the Boston brain surgeon who saved the life of his trainer, John Nerud, he went on to win 18 of his 22 starts. His victories include the Cowdin Stakes, the Withers Stakes, the Hawthorne Gold Cup, the Gotham Stakes, the Arlington Classic, the Vosburgh Stakes, the Suburban Handicap, the Californian Stakes, the Roseben Handicap, the United Nations Handicap, the Brooklyn Handicap, Whitney Handicap, and the Washington Park Handicap. He also won the following awards:...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Winding Oaks Farm, Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA
Melton, James b. January 2, 1904 d. April 21, 1961 Musician. An accomplished tenor vocalist who had starred in early musical films of the 1930s, and sang with the Chicago and New York Metropolitan Opera companies. Among his best features were "Stars Over Broadway," "Sing Me a Love Song" and "Melody for Two." (Bio by: MC) Woodlawn Cemetery, Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA Plot: Melton Family plot, near the entrance
Needles b. April 29, 1953 d. October 15, 1984 Champion Race Horse. Born on the Dudley and Bonnie Heath Farms, he was the grandson of 1944 Kentucky Derby winner, Pensive and son of 1949 Kentucky Derby winner, Ponder. He began racing at age two, winning six of ten starts, including the Hopeful Stakes, Sapling Stakes and was named US Champion Two-Year-Old Colt of 1955. In 1956, he won the Flamingo Stakes, Florida Stakes, Belmont Stakes and became the first Florida-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby. He was also named US Champion Three-Year-...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Ocala Breeders' Company Pavilion, Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA Plot: Garden of Champions
Young, Tyrone b. April 29, 1960 d. October 15, 2015 Professional Football Player. Young, born Tyrone Donnive Young, was a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League during the 1983 and 1984 seasons. He attended the University of Florida where he excelled at the wide receiver position. Young went undrafted but signed with the New Orleans Saints. He played for the Saints from 1983 to 1984, seeing limited action in his rookie year, but having 29 receptions for 597 yards receiving in his last year with the team...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Chestnut Cemetery, Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA