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DeKalb County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in DeKalb County

Index to Locations

  • Fort Payne Glenwood Cemetery
  • Lebanon Lebanon Cemetery
  • Mentone Sallie Howard Memorial Chapel
  • Valley Head Valley Head Cemetery

    Glenwood Cemetery
    Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Lilius Bratton Rainey (1876-1959) — also known as Lilius B. Rainey — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Ala., July 27, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1919-23. Died in Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala., September 27, 1959 (age 83 years, 62 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Birdwell Isbell (1872-1960) — also known as John B. Isbell — of Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Ala. Born in Asbury, Marshall County, Ala., April 16, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1920 (alternate), 1932; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1930; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, 1931-33. Died in Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Ala., September 5, 1960 (age 88 years, 142 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elijah Miller Isbell and Elizabeth Jane (Dowdy) Isbell; brother of Arthur Levi Isbell and Leander Isbell; married to Arizona Melissa Berry.
      Political family: Isbell family of Asbury, Alabama.
      Isbell Field Airport, at Fort Payne, Alabama, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Lebanon Cemetery
    Lebanon, DeKalb County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Wallace M. Sloane (1884-1947) — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in 1884. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1928; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Died in 1947 (age about 63 years). Interment at Lebanon Cemetery.
      Epitaph: "God Is Love."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Sallie Howard Memorial Chapel
    Mentone, DeKalb County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
    Milford W. Howard Milford Wriarson Howard (1862-1937) — also known as Milford W. Howard — of Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Ala.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born near Rome, Floyd County, Ga., February 18, 1862. U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1895-99; novelist; appeared as an actor in a silent movie based on one of his novels; one of the editors of the conservative magazine The Awakener in the 1930s. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 28, 1937 (age 75 years, 313 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Sallie Howard Memorial Chapel.
      Relatives: Married, December 23, 1883, to Sarah A. 'Sallie' Lankford.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)

    Valley Head Cemetery
    Valley Head, DeKalb County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Miles Clayton Allgood (1878-1977) — also known as Miles C. Allgood; "Simon" — of Allgood, Blount County, Ala. Born in Chapultepec (now Allgood), Blount County, Ala., February 22, 1878. Democrat. School teacher; farmer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1920; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1923-35 (7th District 1923-33, 5th District 1933-35). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Died in Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Ala., March 4, 1977 (age 99 years, 10 days). Interment at Valley Head Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Barnett Allgood and Mary Matilda (Ingram) Allgood; married, February 1, 1917, to Willie Randall Fox; cousin *** of Clarence William Allgood.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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