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Talladega County
Alabama

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Talladega County

Index to Locations

  • Fayetteville Pursell Family Cemetery
  • Sylacauga Unknown location
  • Sylacauga Evergreen Cemetery
  • Sylacauga Fort Williams Cemetery
  • Sylacauga Marble City Cemetery
  • Sylacauga Old City Cemetery
  • Talladega Clark Hill Cemetery
  • Talladega Oak Hill Cemetery


    Pursell Family Cemetery
    Fayetteville, Talladega County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Howard Arrington Parker (b. 1896) — of Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala. Born in 1896. Mayor of Sylacauga, Ala., 1940-41; resigned 1941. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Original interment at Marble City Cemetery, Sylacauga, Ala.; reinterment at Pursell Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dewitt Arrington Parker and Lutitia Maude (Oden) Parker; nephew of William Peeples Oden (1849-1898).


    Unknown Location
    Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward J. Howard — of Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala. Mayor of Sylacauga, Ala., 1948-59; resigned 1959. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of H. H. Howard (1880?-?); nephew of W. L. Howard.
      Political family: Howard family of Sylacauga, Alabama.
      Lake Howard, in Sylacauga, Alabama, is named for him.


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Murray P. McCluskey (1915-2003) — of Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala. Born in Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., December 29, 1915. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; co-owned Clean Cleaners, Inc. with Bill Nichols; owned motels; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1970-78. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died June 18, 2003 (age 87 years, 171 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Decker Andrew McCluskey and Annie (Ogletree) McCluskey; first cousin once removed of Thomas Avery Ogletree (1890-1958).


    Fort Williams Cemetery
    Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Benjamin Payton (1943-1994) — also known as James Payton — of Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala. Born June 12, 1943. Mayor of Sylacauga, Ala., 1984-94; died in office 1994. Drowned while swimming to retrieve a radio-controlled miniature boat, in Lake Howard, Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala., July 28, 1994 (age 51 years, 46 days). Interment at Fort Williams Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of W. Ross Payton (1923?-1998?).
      Epitaph: "His memory is blessed."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Marble City Cemetery
    Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      William Flynt Nichols (1918-1988) — also known as Bill Nichols — of Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala. Born near Becker, Monroe County, Miss., October 16, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1959-63; member of Alabama state senate, 1963-67; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1964; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1967-88 (4th District 1967-73, 3rd District 1973-88); died in office 1988. Methodist. Died December 13, 1988 (age 70 years, 58 days). Interment at Marble City Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Murray P. McCluskey
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Thomas Avery Ogletree (1890-1958) — also known as Tom Ogletree — of Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala. Born in Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala., May 31, 1890. Democrat. Mayor of Sylacauga, Ala., 1934-40. Died in Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala., January 13, 1958 (age 67 years, 227 days). Interment at Marble City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Aaron Ogletree and Samantha Elizabeth (Lee) Ogletree; married to Mamie Stuart; first cousin once removed of Murray P. McCluskey (1915-2003).
      William Peeples Oden (1849-1898) — Born in Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala., May 31, 1849. Democrat. Member of Alabama state senate, 1890. Died in Childersburg, Talladega County, Ala., October 14, 1898 (age 49 years, 136 days). Interment at Marble City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Capt. John Piney Oden and Elizabeth Jane (Peeples) Oden; uncle of Howard Arrington Parker (1896-?).
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Howard Arrington Parker (b. 1896) — of Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala. Born in 1896. Mayor of Sylacauga, Ala., 1940-41; resigned 1941. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Original interment at Marble City Cemetery; reinterment at Pursell Family Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ala.
      Relatives: Son of Dewitt Arrington Parker and Lutitia Maude (Oden) Parker; nephew of William Peeples Oden (1849-1898).


    Old City Cemetery
    Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert C. Crumpler (1808-1882) — Born in Nottoway Parish, Southampton County, Va., November 29, 1808. Tanner; planter; member of Alabama state senate, 1850; delegate to Alabama secession convention, 1861. Died in Crumpler's Mountain, Talladega County, Ala., November 29, 1882 (age 74 years, 0 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Beasant Crumpler and Elizabeth (Wright) Crumpler; married, March 9, 1832, to Maria Zeigler.


    Clark Hill Cemetery
    Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Marcus Henderson Cruikshank (1826-1881) — also known as Marcus H. Cruikshank — of Talladega, Talladega County, Ala. Born in Autauga County, Ala., December 12, 1826. Mayor of Talladega, Ala., 1850; Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 4th District, 1864-65. While riding, he was thrown from his horse and killed, October 10, 1881 (age 54 years, 302 days). Interment at Clark Hill Cemetery.


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama
    Founded 1831
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Lewis Eliphalet Parsons (1817-1895) — also known as Lewis E. Parsons — of Talladega, Talladega County, Ala. Born April 28, 1817. Governor of Alabama, 1865; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1868; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1872. Died June 8, 1895 (age 78 years, 41 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Samuel Wright Mardis (1800-1836) — also known as Samuel W. Mardis — of Montevallo, Shelby County, Ala. Born in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn., June 12, 1800. Democrat. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1823-25, 1828-30; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1831-35 (2nd District 1831-33, 3rd District 1833-35). Died in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., November 14, 1836 (age 36 years, 155 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Miller Shelley (1833-1907) — also known as Charles M. Shelley — of Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Born in Tennessee, 1833. Democrat. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1877-81, 1882-85. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., 1907 (age about 74 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Addison Woodward (1806-1885) — of South Carolina. Born in South Carolina, 1806. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1843-53. Died in 1885 (age about 79 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Taul Bradford (1835-1883) — of Alabama. Born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., January 20, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1871-72; U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1875-77. Died October 28, 1883 (age 48 years, 281 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandson of Micah Taul (1785-1850).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Scales Plowman (1843-1919) — also known as Thomas S. Plowman — of Talladega, Talladega County, Ala. Born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., June 8, 1843. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Talladega, Ala., 1872; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1888; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1897-99; member of Alabama state senate, 1912; president, First National Bank of Talladega. Died in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., July 26, 1919 (age 76 years, 48 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Young Abernethy (1908-1968) — also known as Tom Abernethy — of Talladega, Talladega County, Ala. Born in Brookwood, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., April 19, 1908. Newspaper editor and publisher; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1948; Republican candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1956, 1960 (alternate); Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama at-large, 1962; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1964. Presbyterian. Died, in Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., March 7, 1968 (age 59 years, 323 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Paul Lee Abernethy and Addie Abernethy; married, June 24, 1932, to Louise Wallis (1909-1998).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Louise Wallis Abernethy (1909-1998) — also known as Louise W. Abernethy; Louise Wallis; Mrs. Tom Abernethy; "Ludie" — of Talladega, Talladega County, Ala. Born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., September 23, 1909. Republican. School teacher; city editor, Talladega Daily Home, 1936-50; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1956 (alternate), 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1964; member of Republican National Committee from Alabama, 1956-68. Female. Presbyterian. Died January 13, 1998 (age 88 years, 112 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Joseph Vann Wallis and Flora (Green) Wallis; married, June 24, 1932, to Thomas Young Abernethy (1908-1968).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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