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Taylor County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Taylor County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Butler Methodist Cemetery
  • Reynolds Hillcrest Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Taylor County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Hopkins Holsey (1779-1859) — of Georgia. Born in Campbell County, Va., August 25, 1779. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state legislature, 1820; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1835-39; newspaper publisher. Died in Butler, Taylor County, Ga., March 31, 1859 (age 79 years, 218 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Blake.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Methodist Cemetery
    Butler, Taylor County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Posey Edwards (1835-1900) — of Georgia. Born near Talbotton, Talbot County, Ga., November 9, 1835. Republican. U.S. Representative from Georgia 3rd District, 1867-69. Died in Butler, Taylor County, Ga., June 28, 1900 (age 64 years, 231 days). Interment at Methodist Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Reynolds, Taylor County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Garland Turk Byrd (1924-1997) — of Reynolds, Taylor County, Ga. Born in Reynolds, Taylor County, Ga., July 16, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; farmer; real estate business; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Taylor County, 1947-50; resigned 1950; Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 1959-63. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Elks; Kiwanis; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sigma Chi. Died May 31, 1997 (age 72 years, 319 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dozier Eugene Byrd (1890-1972) and Mabel (Gaultney) Byrd (born 1899); married, August 22, 1946, to Gloria Elizabeth Whatley (born 1925).

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