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Lowndes County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lowndes County

Index to Locations

  • Valdosta Lakeview Cemetery
  • Valdosta Sunset Hill Cemetery

    Lakeview Cemetery
    Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Melvin Ernest Thompson (1903-1980) — also known as Melvin E. Thompson — of Valdosta, Lowndes County, Ga. Born in Millen, Jenkins County, Ga., May 1, 1903. Democrat. Athletic coach; school principal; superintendent of schools; Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 1946-47; Governor of Georgia, 1947-48. Baptist. Member, Elks; Woodmen of the World; Civitan; Freemasons; Shriners; Kappa Phi Kappa. Died October 3, 1980 (age 77 years, 155 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry J. Thompson and Eva Inez (Edenfield) Thompson; married 1926 to Ann Newton.
      See also NNDB dossier

    Sunset Hill Cemetery
    Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Stanley West (1849-1914) — of Georgia. Born in Buena Vista, Marion County, Ga., August 23, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1892-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1908; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1914. Died in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Ga., December 22, 1914 (age 65 years, 121 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Philip Coleman Pendleton (1812-1869) — also known as P. C. Pendleton — Born in Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga., November 17, 1812. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1868. Died in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Ga., June 19, 1869 (age 56 years, 214 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Coleman Pendleton (1780-1862) and Martha (Gilbert) Pendleton (1789-1874); married, November 23, 1841, to Catherine Sarah Melissa Tebeau (1822-1889); father of Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton; great-grandnephew of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Pendleton; second cousin of John Strother Pendleton and Albert Gallatin Pendleton; second cousin once removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; third cousin of George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin once removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison, Zachary Taylor, William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; fourth cousin of Coleby Chew; fourth cousin once removed of George Cassety Pendleton, James Benjamin Garnett (1845-1921), Hubbard T. Smith, Charles M. Pendleton and Daniel Micajah Pendleton.
      Political family: Pendleton-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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