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DeKalb County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in DeKalb County

Index to Locations

  • Alexandria East View Cemetery
  • Smithville Smithville Town Cemetery

    East View Cemetery
    Alexandria, DeKalb County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      William Brickly Stokes (1814-1897) — of Liberty, DeKalb County, Tenn. Born in North Carolina, 1814. Republican. Member of Tennessee state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1859-61, 1865-71 (4th District 1859-61, 3rd District 1865-71); delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1868; member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 1868-70. Slaveowner. Died in 1897 (age about 83 years). Interment at East View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Smithville Town Cemetery
    Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Landon Evins (1910-1984) — also known as Joe L. Evins — of Smithville, DeKalb County, Tenn. Born in DeKalb County, Tenn., October 24, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1947-77 (5th District 1947-53, 4th District 1953-77); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968. Church of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Phi Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Elks. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., March 31, 1984 (age 73 years, 159 days). Entombed at Smithville Town Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Myrtie (Goodson) Evins and James Edgar Evins (born c.1885); married to Ann Smartt.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      James Edgar Evins — also known as J. Edgar Evins — of Smithville, DeKalb County, Tenn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1940, 1944. Entombed in mausoleum at Smithville Town Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Joseph Landon Evins (1910-1984).
      Edgar Evins State Park, in DeKalb County, Tennessee, is named for him.

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