Bagwell, Wendy Lee b. May 16, 1925 d. June 13, 1996 Gospel Music Singer, Comedian. Known for his famous "Rattle Snake" Story. He was born in Chamblee, Georgia, in 1925, and grew up in Cummingm which he left at age 17 to join the Marine Corps during World War II. He fought for his country and received the Bronze Star and a Letter of Commendation for Bravery. After his return he founded his own furniture store business, which is still in operation today in Mableton, Georgia. In 1954, he joined together with Geraldine (Jerri) Morrison and Georgia...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul J. Lambert) Riverview Memorial Park, Smyrna (Cobb County), Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Buckley, Dennis b. 1844 d. July 20, 1864 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the service at Avon, Livingston County, New York. He was a prisoner of war and was killed in action at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company G, 136th New York Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for action on July 20, 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia and the Medal was issued on April 7, 1865. His citation reads "Capture of flag of 31st Mississippi (C.S.A.). (Bio by: Don Morfe) Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: Section G, Site 6686
Clark, John b. February 28, 1766 d. October 2, 1832 Georgia Governor. Clark served as the governor of Georgia from 1819 to 1823. He also received recognition as a Major General in the Georgia milita and a Georgia State Representative. After leaving the governor's office, Clark moved to Florida where President Andrew Jackson named "Keeper of the Public Forests" and a Federal Indian Agent. He died in 1832 and was buried on his family estate in St Andrews, Floria. In 1923, his body was moved to the Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia. (Bio by: Evening Blues) Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Darrell, Johnny b. July 23, 1940 d. October 7, 1997 Country Musician. Real name Eddie Ray White. Under the pseudonym Johnny Darrell, he recorded the songs, "The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp" in 1967, and "As Long The Wind Blows" in 1968. Both recordings were chart top successes for him. A native of Hopewell, Alabama, but raised in Marietta, Georgia, Darrell became interested in music following a brief stint in the United States Army. After moving to Nashville, following his leave from the army, Darrell took a job working at a local Holiday Inn...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Pine Ridge Memorial Park, Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Dodd, Robert Lee b. November 11, 1908 d. June 21, 1988 College Football Coach. Named for the Civil War general whom his father admired, he led his team to the mythical Tennessee state football championship in 1923 with an 8-1-1 record. From 1928 to 1930 Dodd, as captain, led the University of Tennessee to a 27-1-2 record. He was named All Southern in 1929 to 1930, and Collier All America by Grantland Rice his senior season. From 1945 to 1966, as head coach at Georgia Tech, his teams won 165, lost 64, and tied 8. His teams won 31 straight from...[Read More] (Bio by: TWCP) Kennesaw Memorial Park, Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Jones, William d. July 22, 1864 Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil war as Lieutenant Colonel of the 53rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was killed in action.
Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, commanding Fifty-third Indiana Volunteers, fell wounded through both thighs early in the engagement, and was again struck by a shell on the head and instantly killed. Colonel Jones was in his sixty-fifth year and was a brave and patriotic officer. After he was first wounded he drew his revolver and assisted in...[Read More] Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: Section A, Grave 1091
Kinzie, David Hunter b. January 23, 1841 d. July 4, 1904 US Army Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he enlist in the Union Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the 5th Artillery Corps. As a battery commander, he distinguished himself in the Fredericksburg Campaign, Battle of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. After the war, he remained in the Regular Army as a Major in the 3rd Artillery. Stationed in the West, he served as the Commandant of Presidio, Alcatraz and retired a Brigadier General. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: Section A, Grave 10336
Leavitt, Frank Simmons b. June 30, 1889 d. May 29, 1953 Professional Wrestler. Born in New York City, he was a heavy weight wrestler known as "Mountain Man Dean" who appeared in 6,783 wrestling matches from (1902-37). While serving in the US Army, he began his wrestling career and after World War I, embarked on a career in athletics. In addition to his previous bouts in the military, he was soon a popular showman on the pro circuit and even toured Europe, commanding fees upwards of $1,500 for each match. He even was cast in various roles in twelve...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: Section J Grave 9672-d GPS coordinates: 33.5705414, -84.3263474 (hddd.dddd)
Phagan, Mary b. June 1, 1900 d. April 26, 1913 Murdered child factory worker. Mary Phagan worked in a pencil factory in Atlanta, Georgia in 1913. She was found murdered in the basement of the factory at around 3 a.m., on April 27th, the middle of the night after "Confederate Memorial Day." She was 12 years old. After many suspects were investigated, the blame seemed to point to the supervisor of the pencil factory, Leo Frank. Mary had gone to see him at the factory that day to pick up wages due her. Leo Frank's trial was sensational and...[Read More] Cause of death: Murdered Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: SE corner whereCemetery St. and W. Atlanta St. intersect. Near the top of the rise, look for the black information marker on a pole.
Phillips, Lee Hugh b. February 3, 1930 d. November 27, 1950 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was missing in action. His name is on the Wall of the Missing at the National Memorial of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. He served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps in Company E, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on November 4, 1950. His citation in part reads "Using one hand to climb up the extremely hazardous precipice, he hurled grenades with the other and...[Read More] Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: Section MB, Grave8
Phillips, William b. July 8, 1824 d. September 24, 1908 Confederate Officer. Namesake of the Phillips Legion. In the months before the start of the Civil War, he was a Colonel on Georgia governor Joseph E. Brown's staff. In January of 1861, he accompanied the Governor in the seizure of a huge Federal arsenal near Augusta. Brown assigned him the rank of Brigadier General and put him in command of the 4th Georgia State brigade. They eventually became known as Phillips Legion. However, he was not a General in the Confederate army. When his brigade...[Read More] (Bio by: Evening Blues) Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Ramsey, JonBenét Patricia b. August 6, 1990 d. December 25, 1996 Murder Victim. She was a 6-year-old Little Miss beauty pageant winner who was murdered in her home on Christmas day 1996, in one of the most high-profile child homicides in recent history. Her numerous award titles include 'Little Miss Colorado,' 'National Tiny Miss Beauty,' and 'Little Miss Christmas.' Cause of death: Murdered. Asphyxia by strangulation associated with craniocerebral trauma. Saint James Episcopal Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Ramsey, Patsy (Patricia) b. December 29, 1956 d. June 24, 2006 Folk Figure. She was the mother of child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey. She was also crowned Miss West Virginia in 1977. Her daughter's murder by an unknown person in their home in December 1996 sparked national media attention. She died after a battle with ovarian cancer at the age of 49. Saint James Episcopal Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Sanford, Steadman Vincent b. August 24, 1871 d. September 15, 1945 Educator. He began his career in education as a teacher in Marietta, Georgia, and soon became superintendent of that city's school system. He first served as an English professor at the University of Georgia in 1903. He went on to found the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism, the Georgia Press Institute, the Scholastic Press Association, and the George Foster Peabody Awards Advisory Board. As the founder of the University System of Georgia, he served as its first Chancellor. From 1904 to 1927...[Read More] (Bio by: Evening Blues) Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
South (Souter), Joe (Joseph Alfred) b. February 28, 1940 d. September 5, 2012 Musician, Songwriter. Born Joseph Alfred Souter into a family of diverse talent, his father was a guitarist and his mother penned romantic poetry, he developed a fondness for country music while listening to programs broadcasted from Nashville on the radio. He dropped out of Southern Polytechnic State University to pursue a career in music and with the aid of Atlanta disc jockey Bill Lowery (whom suggested a name change for him to South), he yielded his first single "Purple People Eater Meets...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mount Harmony Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mableton, Cobb County, Georgia, USA