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Etowah County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Etowah County

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  • Gadsden Unknown location
  • Gadsden Crestwood Cemetery
  • Gadsden Forrest Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama


    Crestwood Cemetery
    Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Wiley J. Hickman (d. 1984) — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Democrat. Probate judge in Alabama, 1952-84; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1956, 1976, 1980; member of Democratic National Committee from Alabama, 1976-84. Died in 1984. Interment at Crestwood Cemetery.


    Forrest Cemetery
    Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      James Browning Allen (1912-1978) — also known as James B. Allen; Jim Allen — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala., December 28, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1939-43; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Alabama state senate, 1947-51; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1951-55, 1963-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1969-78; died in office 1978. Church of Christ. Died in Gulf Shores, Baldwin County, Ala., June 1, 1978 (age 65 years, 155 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Columbus Allen (1871-1937) and Mary Ethel (Browning) Allen; married, March 16, 1940, to Marjorie Jo Stephens (died 1956); married, August 7, 1964, to Maryon Pittman Mullins (1925-2018).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Lawson Burnett (1854-1919) — also known as John L. Burnett — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Ala., January 20, 1854. Democrat. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1884; member of Alabama state senate, 1886; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1899-1919; died in office 1919. Died in Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala., May 13, 1919 (age 65 years, 113 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of W. E. J. Burnett and Mary N. Burnett; married 1896 to Bettie Reader.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Perkins Ralls (1812-1904) — also known as John P. Ralls — of Alabama. Born in Greensboro, Greene County, Ga., January 1, 1812. Delegate to Alabama secession convention, 1861; Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 3rd District, 1862-64; defeated, 1863; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1875; member of Alabama state legislature, 1878. Methodist. Died in Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala., November 22, 1904 (age 92 years, 326 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery.
      George Copeland Hawkins, Jr. (1918-1991) — also known as George C. Hawkins, Jr. — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in Elora, Lincoln County, Tenn., December 4, 1918. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948; member of Alabama state house of representatives; elected 1950, 1954; candidate in primary for Governor of Alabama, 1958; member of Alabama state senate; elected 1962; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1964. Methodist. Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Bar Association. Died, of kidney failure, August 9, 1991 (age 72 years, 248 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery.
      Balpha Lonnie Noojin, Sr. (1885-1950) — also known as B. Lonnie Noojin; B. L. Noojin — of Attalla, Etowah County, Ala.; Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born August 10, 1885. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1932, 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1944, 1948; member of Republican National Committee from Alabama, 1940-45. Died September 7, 1950 (age 65 years, 28 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery.
      L. L. Herzberg (d. 1946) — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1920, 1936; probate judge in Alabama, 1920; chairman, Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama; chairman, Alabama Highway Department. German ancestry. Died in 1946. Interment at Forrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Herman Herzberg (German immigrant, member Confederate 10th Alabama during Civil War).
      Hobdy G. Rains (1912-1988) — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in DeKalb County, Ala., March 29, 1912. Democrat. Parole officer; lawyer; bank director; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952, 1968; secretary of Alabama Democratic Party, 1967. Baptist. Member, American Judicature Society; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Alabama, April 18, 1988 (age 76 years, 20 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Will Greene Rains (1884-1949) and Ola (Hamrick) Rains (1887-1919); married, September 8, 1945, to Constance N. Goldman.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Horace Alexander Houze (1914-1994) — also known as H. A. Houze — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in Alabama, June 28, 1914. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1964, 1968. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., June 4, 1994 (age 79 years, 341 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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