Bisher, Furman b. November 4, 1918 d. March 18, 2012 Sports Journalist, Author. An esteemed and celebrated sports writer who made a lasting impression on the landscape of American sports journalism, he was known nationally for his association with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (in addition to Sports Illustrated and the Saturday Evening Post) from 1950 until his retirement in 2009. Born James Furman Bisher, his father was the founder of Bisher Hosiery Mill and later served as Mayor of Denton, North Carolina. He attended the University of North...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Saint Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia, USA
Huston, Tillinghast L'Hommedieu b. July 17, 1867 d. March 29, 1938 Major League Baseball Team Owner. Nicknamed “Cap,” he was one of seven children born to a Ireland-born civil engineer and railroad-building father and a Kentucky school teacher mother. His formative years were spent in Cincinnati before becoming a civil engineer working with his father on the Louisville and Nashville rails. He served as Captain (hence the nickname) of Engineers in Cuba during the Spanish-American War and later a member of the Sixteenth Engineers during World War I, with whom he...[Read More] (Bio by: K. Jacob Ruppert) Christ Church Cemetery, Saint Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia, USA Plot: Private
Matthews, Joseph b. 1849 d. November 11, 1912 Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the US Navy at Pennsylvania and served as a Captain of the Top. His place of action was at sea, northeast Atlantic, west of the English Channel. His citation reads "For courageous conduct in going over the stern of the USS Constitution at sea, 13 February 1879, during a heavy gale, and cutting the fastenings of the ship's rudder chains". (Bio by: Don Morfe) Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, USA Plot: Section 9, Lot 4
Price, Eugenia b. June 22, 1916 d. May 28, 1996 Author. She wrote novels such as "Savannah" and "Bright Captivity". Her novels motivated many people to visit Saint Simons Island, Georgia, where several of her stories took place. Christ Church Cemetery, Saint Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia, USA Plot: In the rear of the cemetery, between the two church buildings, up against the rear gate. She is buried to the left of this gate which is behind the church. Walk down the road to the first very large tree on the left, she is on the right side of the tree.
Tuten, James Russell b. July 22, 1911 d. August 16, 1968 US Congressman. He was a successful building contractor and was city commissioner and mayor of Brunswick Georgia, in 1958 and 1962. In 1963, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses, serving until 1967. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed as co-chairman of the Coastal Plains Regional Commission and served until his death. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, USA