Random Yard Grave of the Week

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 8th 2011 1684 0

You guys really know how to up the ante.

After I posted about the Bettis Family Cemetery yesterday, I got a tweet from reader Preston C. saying that while hidden cemeteries are great and all, he could do one better.

To which I responded, “Pictures or it didn’t happen”.

When I checked my email this morning,  this was in my inbox:

(photo by Preston Cox)

According to Preston, the grave is for a man who was born in the late 1800s, died in 1937 and was buried in his front yard.

Well, then.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. kaitlynsage says:

    I love this town. So much. So very, very much.

  2. Susie B. says:

    We live in a wonderful city. I learned through Tom Leatherwood’s website that I actually live one street over from my relatives when they lived in midtown in the late 1800’s. And having seen the cemetery you posted on, I was curious about the history.

  3. Lori says:

    Is that in Cordova?

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