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Gregg County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Gregg County

Index to Locations

  • Unknown location
  • Longview Grace Hill Cemetery
  • Longview Greenwood Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Gregg County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      John Ben Shepperd (1915-1990) — of Odessa, Ector County, Tex. Born in Gladewater, Gregg County, Tex., October 19, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Gregg County Commissioner, 1946; secretary of state of Texas, 1950-52; appointed 1950; Texas state attorney general, 1953-57; general counsel, Odessa Natural Gas Company; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964. Christian. Member, Jaycees. Died in Gladewater, Gregg County, Tex., March 8, 1990 (age 74 years, 140 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred Fulton Shepperd and Berthal (Phillips) Shepperd; married 1938 to Mamie Strieber.

    Grace Hill Cemetery
    Longview, Gregg County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      David Edwin Killam (1882-1968) — also known as David E. Killam — of Troy, Lincoln County, Mo.; Tyler, Smith County, Tex.; Longview, Gregg County, Tex. Born in Winfield, Lincoln County, Mo., November 16, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Troy, Mo., 1900; Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney, 1914-19; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Lincoln County, 1919-22. Died in July, 1968 (age 85 years, 0 days). Interment at Grace Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Thomas Killam and Julia Catherine (Magruder) Killam; married, June 9, 1909, to Clara Avery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Greenwood Cemetery
    Longview, Gregg County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Reese Calhoun DeGraffenreid (1859-1902) — of Longview, Gregg County, Tex. Born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., May 7, 1859. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1897-1902; died in office 1902. Died in Washington, D.C., August 29, 1902 (age 43 years, 114 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Gabriel Augustus Bodenheim (1873-1957) — also known as G. A. Bodenheim; "Bodie" — of Longview, Gregg County, Tex. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., August 13, 1873. Democrat. Cotton buyer; insurance business; mayor of Longview, Tex., 1904-16, 1918-20; defeated, 1920; candidate for Presidential Elector for Texas. Died in Longview, Gregg County, Tex., August 12, 1957 (age 83 years, 364 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mayer Bodenheim and Lena (Picard) Bodenheim; married to Willie Bass.
      Bodie Park, in Longview, Texas, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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