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The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) has several collections of funeral home records.  Sometimes these records include more information than is found in death records and obituaries, and can often be used to cover time periods in which death was not registered by the state.  Information varies from business to business.

In most cases, microfilmed materials and books are available for interlibrary loan.  

TSLA will, for a fee, search microfilmed funeral home records which have been indexed or alphabetically arranged.  Instructions for ordering a search of the indexed microfilm funeral home records are available on our web site.   If a microfilm collection has not been indexed or alphabetically arranged, then the records will not be searched by TSLA staff.  The entries on this web page will indicate if an index is available for a particular microfilm collection, or if the records have been alphabetically arranged.

Books and published materials can be searched by TSLA staff.   E-mail your request to TSLA with the name of the individual you are researching;  please be sure to include the title and call number of the book.  Due to the number of requests received daily, we ask that you only submit one request at a time for a single name to be searched in one book. Only one request will be handled at a time.  Please do not send a second search request while you have a request pending.  Please do not send several searches in separate e-mail messages, or a request that asks to search multiple names.  When you receive a reply to your first look-up, you may send in your next  look-up request, and so on.   TSLA can, for a fee, photocopy all of the listings for one specified surname.  

 

ANDERSON COUNTY 

  • Cox Funeral Home Records also Weaver Funeral Home Records. Foust, 2010.
    Records of the Cox Funeral Home for the years 1936-1992. Arranged alphabeticall, the listings include the deceased's name, address, date of birth and death, cause of death, occupation, religion, veterans status, the date of the service, and the name of the mother and father. Near the end of the book, there is a section for the Weaver Funeral Home, which covers the same types of listings for the years 1936-1939.
    Book call number:  F443  .A5F68     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Funeral Home Records from Martin Funeral Home: Anderson and Campbell Counties. Ellis & Posey, 2000.
    Records of the Martin Funeral Home for the years 1944-1949, arranged alphabetically, with a name index of all the names that appear on the records. The register includes the deceased's name, age, date of death, birthplace, residence, occupation, name of spouse, name and birth state of mother and father, certifying physician, name and address of informant, and place of interment.   
    Book call number:  F443  .A5F85     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Martin Funeral Home, Anderson Co., TN, 1929-1975. Collins, 200?.
    Records of the Martin Funeral Home for the years 1929-1975, arranged alphabetically. The register includes the deceased's name, gender, date state of death, date and state of birth, name of spouse, name of mother and fater, and place of interment.  
    Book call number:  F443  .A5C66     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Records of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, 1934-1943. Pellissippi Genealogical Society, 1983.
    Records of the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, arranged by name, with a surname index in the back of the book.  The register includes the deceased's name, residence, date of birth, date of death, age, name and birth place of parents, and place of interment. 
    Book call number:  F444  .P9C68  1996     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

BEDFORD COUNTY 

  • H.F. Hoover Funeral Home Records. Bedford County, 1904-1941.
    Records of the H.F. Hoover Funeral Home in Shelbyville, including the deceased's age, death, burial date, cause of death, and place of burial.
    Microfilm:  #1166.   12 vols.,  2 reels. 35mm.   TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

BENTON COUNTY

  • West Tennessee Funeral Home Records – Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, and Weakley Counties.
    The West Tennessee Funeral Home Records is an extensive set of funeral home records. The records provide family names, genealogical and burial records; they may also include reference materials such as obituaries, family names, and parent’s names. Some funeral homes prepared items described as death certificates. They are considered drafts of death certificates, and they are not considered an official record by the Office of Vital Records. Business and financial records of the funeral homes were not microfilmed. The businesses kept records in a variety of ways and to many levels of simplicity or detail. Some businesses maintained their own index books and some did not. If available, the index was filmed. 
    Microfilm: #1786. 10 reels, 16mm; 76 reels. 35mm. TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

BLOUNT COUNTY

  • Miller Funeral Home Records.  Blount County,  1946-1950.  The Blount Journal.
    Records of the Shackelford Funeral Home, covering the years 1946-1950.  The register includes the deceased's name, name of  parents, name of spouse, date of birth, date of death, and place of interment.  
    Book call number:  F443  .B6AB6     Spring 2003  pp. 13 - 20A

 

CAMPBELL COUNTY 

  • Funeral Home Records from Cox & Son Funeral Home : Jellico, Campbell Co., TN formerly Ellison Funeral Home. Ellis & Posey, 2000.
    Records of the Cox and Son Funeral Home for the years 1945-1958, arranged alphabetically, with a name index of all the names that appear on the records. The register includes the deceased's name, age, date of death, birthplace, residence, occupation, name of spouse, name and birth state of mother and father, certifying physician, name and address of informant, and place of interment.   
    Book call number:  F443  .C3E44     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Funeral Home Records from Martin Funeral Home: Anderson and Campbell Counties. Ellis & Posey, 2000.
    Records of the Martin Funeral Home for the years 1944-1949, arranged alphabetically, with a name index of all the names that appear on the records. The register includes the deceased's name, age, date of death, birthplace, residence, occupation, name of spouse, name and birth state of mother and father, certifying physician, name and address of informant, and place of interment.   
    Book call number:  F443  .A5F85     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

CARROLL COUNTY

  • West Tennessee Funeral Home Records – Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, and Weakley Counties.
    The West Tennessee Funeral Home Records is an extensive set of funeral home records. The records provide family names, genealogical and burial records; they may also include reference materials such as obituaries, family names, and parent’s names. Some funeral homes prepared items described as death certificates. They are considered drafts of death certificates, and they are not considered an official record by the Office of Vital Records. Business and financial records of the funeral homes were not microfilmed. The businesses kept records in a variety of ways and to many levels of simplicity or detail. Some businesses maintained their own index books and some did not. If available, the index was filmed. 
    Microfilm: #1786. 10 reels, 16mm; 76 reels. 35mm. TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

COFFEE COUNTY

  • Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, Tullahoma : Over a Century in Business. O.B. Wilkinson, Tullahoma, 1993. 4 vols. (vol. 1. 1914-1941) (vol. 2. 1941-1965) (vol. 3. 1965-1986) (vol. 4. U.S. Army, Camp Forrest, 1941-1946.)
    Records of the Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, arranged by year, with a name index in each volume.  Volumes one through three list the deceased's name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, date & place of death, cause of death, name of physician, date & place of burial, date & place of birth, occupation, and name & birth place of parents.  Volume four lists the deceased's name, rank, age, sex, race, branch of service, unit, and the date & place of death.
    Book call number:  F444  .T8W55


  • Tullahoma Funeral Home, Tullahoma, v. 1. Moore-Motlow, 1949-1968 -- v. 2. Horace L. Jacobs, 1968-1980 -- v. 3. Tullahoma Funeral Home, 1980-1995.
    This series covers the records of the Tullahoma Funeral Home, which operated under different names during the years 1949-1980.  The registers are arranged by date and include the deceased's name, age, residence at time of death, race, length of illness, date & place of death, marital status, name & age of spouse, date & place of birth , occupation,  parents' names and place of birth, attending physician, service time & place, and date & place of burial.  There is a surname index in the back of each volume.  
    Book call number:  F443  .C65W54   vols. 1-3


  • Charles L. Moffatt Funeral Home Records. Coffee County, 1903-1914.
    Volumes consisting of registers of funerals kept by the funeral home in Tullahoma, and burial permits issued by the registrar. Information in the registers includes name of deceased, age at time of death, cause of death, dates of death and burial, casket size, and accounts involved in the cost of the funeral. The burial permits were kept by the sexton and listed name of deceased, cause of death, date permit was issued, and name of registrar.
    Microfilm:  #639.   75 items,   2 vols.,  1 reel.   35mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY 

  • Finley M. Dorris and Karsch Dorris & Co. Records. Nashville, 1902-1914.
    Records for the Dorris family funeral home in Nashville. Volumes contain information on name, age, race, sex, date and place of birth, marital status, date and place of burial, and funeral charges. Race and sex of the deceased are not recorded after January, 1908. Indexed. Register available.
    Microfilm:  #522.   10 vols.,  6 reels: 5 reels 35mm, 1 reel 16mm (index).   TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • W. R. Cornelius and Company Burial Records of Federal Soldiers. Nashville, 1864-1866.
    This is a volume of burial records kept by W.R. Cornelius and Company of Nashville, which includes information on Federal soldiers interred by the company 1864-66. Cornelius had the contract to bury Union Army dead, including soldiers and black military laborers, in Nashville. Each entry includes name, company, regiment, date of interment, cause of death, and hospital or other location from which the soldier come. The records are arranged by date. An online index of the names that apper in these records is available on the TSLA web site.
    Microfilm:  #1510.   1 vol.,  1 reel.   35mm.  THS.      (available for interlibrary loan)

 

DYER COUNTY

  • Curry Funeral Home Records. Lake and Dyer Counties, 1913-1986. 
    Records of the Curry Funeral Home, including birth and death dates of the deceased, cost of funeral, officiating clergy, place of interment, and religious affiliation of the deceased.
    Microfilm:  #1093.  73 vols,  8 reels. 16mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

 

FENTRESS COUNTY 

  • Funeral Home Records from Jennings Funeral Home : Jamestown, Fentress Co., TN, Formerly Jamestown Funeral Home. v. 1 Nov. 1957 - Feb. 1973 -- v. 2 Feb. 1973 - Dec. 1983.
    Records of the Jennings Funeral Home are arranged by date, and both have a name index.  The early listings include the deceased's name, age, spouse, occupation, date and place of birth, date of death, age, clergyman, physician, name and birthplace of father and mother, and place of interment.
    Book call number:  F444  .F34E44 v. 1 & 2     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY

  • J.C. Moore & Sons Funeral Home Records, 1931-1966, Winchester.
    Records of the J.C. Moore & Sons Funeral home, arranged by date, with a name index.  The introduction to the book notes that records for August 1944 - December 1950 were not found, and that the information was copied from ledger books. Listings for 1931-1950 include the deceased's name and the date or year of funeral;  some records list the name of the individual who paid for the funeral.  Listings for 1951-1966 include the deceased's name, age, sex, race, date & place of death, name of informant, date & place of burial, name of cemetery, clergyman who performed the service, date & place of birth, residence, occupation, and name & birth place of parents.  
    Book call number:  F444  .W5J3     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

GIBSON COUNTY 

  • Fields Funeral Home Records. Milan, 1910-1981.
    Records of this Gibson County funeral home, including name, residence, occupation, marital status, age, birthplace, and religion of deceased; date, place and cause of death; names of parents; date, place, and cost of funeral; and place of interment. Index before each volume.
    Microfilm:  #698.   11 vols.,  2 reels. 35mm.    TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • West Tennessee Funeral Home Records – Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, and Weakley Counties.
    The West Tennessee Funeral Home Records is an extensive set of funeral home records. The records provide family names, genealogical and burial records; they may also include reference materials such as obituaries, family names, and parent’s names. Some funeral homes prepared items described as death certificates. They are considered drafts of death certificates, and they are not considered an official record by the Office of Vital Records. Business and financial records of the funeral homes were not microfilmed. The businesses kept records in a variety of ways and to many levels of simplicity or detail. Some businesses maintained their own index books and some did not. If available, the index was filmed. 
    Microfilm: #1786. 10 reels, 16mm; 76 reels. 35mm. TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

GILES COUNTY

  • Record of Caskets: Bennett-May and Company, 1924-1994.
    A register of individuals who purchased caskets from the funeral home, arranged by year with a name index.  The listings include the name of the deceased, city & county of death, date of death, and the name of the individual who purchased the coffin.
    Book call number:  F444  .P9C65  1995     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Pulaski Funeral Home, April 1957-March 1967; Carr-Erwin Funeral Home, April 1967-December 1995.
    Records of the Pulaski Funeral Home, arranged by date, with a name index.  The listings include the deceased's name, date of birth, date of death, burial date, place of death, place of interment, and inscription (husband of,  son of,  father of, etc.).
    Book call number:  F444  .P9C68  1996     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

HAMBLEN COUNTY  

  • Hamblen County Miscellaneous Funeral Home and Cemetery Records, 1940-1957.
    A collection of funeral home and cemetery records from Hamblen County, Tennessee. Included in the collection are Horton Funeral Home Records, January 1940-September 1957; cemetery survey of Hamblen Memorial Gardens; Bethesda Cemetery; and Cemeteries of Hamblen County, Tennessee, Volumes 1-3.
    Microfilm:  #1902.   1 reel. 35mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Stetzer's Funeral Home Records. Hamblen County, 1900-1930.
    Records of the Stetzer Funeral Home, consisting of an alphabetical listing of the interments handled by this funeral home. The cards show the deceased's birth and death dates, residence, place of interment, and occasionally the names of the mother and father.
    Microfilm:  #1017.   6000 items.  1 reel. 35mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Stetzer and Brooks Funeral Home Records. Morristown, Hamblen County, 1931-1950. 
    Three boxes of index cards which record birth and death dates; place of residence; place of interment; parents; birthplace; and other items of interest, arranged alphabetically. The business later became the Mayes Funeral Home.
    Microfilm:  #1287.   1 reel. 16mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

HAWKINS COUNTY

  • Harrison Funeral Home Burial Records, 1930-1942
    The records of the Harrison Funeral Home are arranged in alphabetical order by surnam. The information includes the following:   name, place of death, date and place of birth, name of spouse, names and birth places of mother and father, name of informant and place of interment.
    Book call number:  F443  .H37A48     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

HENRY COUNTY

  • Henry County, Black Funeral Home Records, 1912-2002.
    The book is arranged alphabetically by surname. Most entries give the date of birth , date of death, and place of burial; some entries include the name of the spouse, parents, or military service. While some information was taken from tombstone inscriptions, the book includes records of the McEvoy Funeral Home (1901-1991), Rudgeway Funeral Home (1946-2002), Woodson-Hudson Funeral Home (1912-1920), T. Milton Tyalor Funeral Home (1925-1946), Rawls Funeral Home (1946-2002) and Trinity Funeral Home (1998-2002).
    Book call number:  F443  .H5H46  2003     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • McEvoy Funeral Home Records, 1901-1991, Henry County.
    The records of the McEvoy Funeral Home are arranged by surname for each year.  There is a surname index in the back of the book.  The amount of information varies by year:  early records include the deceased's name, date of death, place of death, age, place of interment, and marital status;  later records add the deceased's occupation, name of parents, and family members.  
    Book call number:  F443  .H5M24  1996     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • West Tennessee Funeral Home Records – Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, and Weakley Counties.
    The West Tennessee Funeral Home Records is an extensive set of funeral home records. The records provide family names, genealogical and burial records; they may also include reference materials such as obituaries, family names, and parent’s names. Some funeral homes prepared items described as death certificates. They are considered drafts of death certificates, and they are not considered an official record by the Office of Vital Records. Business and financial records of the funeral homes were not microfilmed. The businesses kept records in a variety of ways and to many levels of simplicity or detail. Some businesses maintained their own index books and some did not. If available, the index was filmed. 
    Microfilm: #1786. 10 reels, 16mm; 76 reels. 35mm. TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

HICKMAN COUNTY

  • McDonald Funeral Home Registers. 1945-1996.
    Registers of the McDonald Funeral Home, containing information similar to that found in death records. The registers include information on funerals conducted for individuals in Lewis County (July 1948-October 1996); Perry County 1945-95); and Hickman County (1945-1996).
    Microfilm:  #1517.  10 reels.  16mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)
    (See also Lewis County, Perry County)

 

LAKE COUNTY 

  • Curry Funeral Home Records. Lake and Dyer Counties, 1913-1986.
    Records of the Curry Funeral Home, including birth and death dates of the deceased, cost of funeral, officiating clergy, place of interment, and religious affiliation of the deceased. Alphabetical index.
    Microfilm:  #1093.   73 vols.,  8 reels. 16mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)


LEWIS COUNTY

  • McDonald Funeral Home, Hohenwald, Lewis County, v. 1. [July 1948 to Dec. 1969] -- v. 2. [Jan. 1974 to Dec. 1987]-- v. 3. [Jan. 1988 to Dec. 1993]-- v. 4.[Jan. 1994 to June 9, 1997].
    All four volumes have listings arranged by date and include a name index.  The information includes the deceased's name, date & place of death, date & place of birth, age, race, sex, marital status, name & age of spouse, name & birth place of parents, cause of death, and place of burial.  Volumes three and four include the names of surviving relatives of the deceased.
    Book call number:  F443  .L5C64   vols. 1-4


  • McDonald Funeral Home Registers. 1945-1996.
    Registers of the McDonald Funeral Home, containing information similar to that found in death records. The registers include information on funerals conducted for individuals in Lewis County (July 1948-October 1996); Perry County 1945-95), and Hickman County (1945- 1996).
    Microfilm:  #1517.   10 reels. 16mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)
    (See also Hickman County, Perry County)

 

LOUDON COUNTY

  • Hawkins Mortuary and Mausoleum Death Records, 1949-1981. Lenoir City.
    Records of the Hawkins Mortuary and Mausoleum in Lenoir City and the Hawkins Mortuary in Loudon.  The listings, arranged by surname, include the deceased's name, date of birth & death, age, place of residence, place of interment, and names of parents.
    Book call number:  F443  .L9B72  1982     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

MCMINN COUNTY 

  • Bordwine Funeral Home Death Index 1969-December 31, 2004.
    Index of the Bordwine Funeral Home records for 1969-2004, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The index includes the name, date and place of birth, occupation, veteran status and place of burial of the deceased, plus the name of the spouse, father and mother.
    Book call number:  F443  .M15B67


  • Dender Funeral Home Death Index, 1929-1971.
    Index of the Dender Funeral Home records for 1929-1971, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The index includes the name, date and place of birth, occupation, veteran status and place of burial of the deceased, plus the name of the spouse, father and mother.
    Book call number:  F443  .M17D57


  • Jerry Smith Funeral Home Death Index, 1964-December 31, 2004.
    Index of the Dender Funeral Home records for 1964-2004, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The index includes the name, date and place of birth, occupation, veteran status and place of burial of the deceased, plus the name of the spouse, father and mother.
    Book call number:  F443  .M15J57


  • Murphy Funeral Home Death index, 1957-1970.
    Index of the Murphy Funeral Home records for 1957-1970, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The index includes the name, date and place of birth, occupation, veteran status and place of burial of the deceased, plus the name of the spouse, father and mother.
    Book call number:  F443  .M15M87


  • Quisenberry Funeral Home Death Index, 1931-1954.
    Index of the Quisenberry Funeral Home records for 1931-1954, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The index includes the name, date and place of birth, occupation, veteran status and place of burial of the deceased, plus the name of the spouse, father and mother.
    Book call number:  F443  .M15Q85


  • Quisenberry-Laycock-Hobbs, Athens, Tennessee Death Index, 1955-December 31, 2004.
    Index of the Quisenberry-Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home records for 1955-2004, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The index includes the name, date and place of birth, occupation, veteran status and place of burial of the deceased, plus the name of the spouse, father and mother.
    Book call number:  F443  .M15Q852


  • Ziegler Funeral Home Death Index, 1958-December 31, 2004
    Index of the Ziegler Funeral Home records for 1958-2004, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The index includes the name, date of birth, occupation, marital status, veteran status and place of burial of the deceased, plus the name of the spouse, father and mother.
    Book call number:  F443  .M15Z65

 

MCNAIRY COUNTY

  • Funeral Records from McNairy County, Tennessee Shackelford Funeral Home, Selmer Tennessee.
    Records of the Shackelford Funeral Home, covering the years 1927-1957.  The alphabetical listings include the deceased's name, date of death, date of funeral, place of interment, birth place, residence, name of spouse, and name & birth place of parents.  
    Book call number:  F443  .M2B745     (available for interlibrary loan)


 

MACON COUNTY

  • Anthony's Funeral Home Records. Trousdale County, 1928-1978.
    Records of Anthony's Funeral Home (formerly Alexander's Funeral Home) in Trousdale County, including birth and death dates of people of Macon and Trousdale counties. These records also include place of interment, occupation, names of parents and cause of death. Restriction: Single photocopies may be made, but no microfilm copies shall be made for sale without permission of the owner.
    Microfilm:   #899.   54 vols.,  2 reels.  35mm.  TSLA.   RESTRICTED


  • C. C. Alexander and Sons, Undertakers Records. Macon County, 1921-1936. 
    Records of C. C. Alexander and Son, undertakers, consisting of lists of persons buying coffins, accounts and suppliers.
    Microfilm:  #1250.  2 vols.,   1 reel.  35mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

MADISON COUNTY

  • George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home Records, 1930-1993.
    Records of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Jackson, Tennessee. The records are arranged by year in alphabetical order.
    Microfilm:  #1759.   2 reels,   16mm. and 35mm.   TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Griffen Funeral Home Record Books, Jackson, 1890-1960. 
    This collection of record books date 1890 to 1911 and 1921 to 1960. There is an index to the books.
    Microfilm:  #1709.  7 reels.  35mm.  TSLA. Microflm Only Collection.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

MONROE COUNTY

  • Kyker Funeral Home Death Index, 1914-December 31, 2004. [vol. 1 - 1914-1947; vol. 2 - 1948-2004; vol. 3 - 1977-2004]
    Index of the records of the Kyker Funeral Home for 1914-2004, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The index gives the name, race, sex, date and place of birth, occupation, veteran status, marital status and place of burial of the deceased, plus the name of the spouse, father and mother.
    Book call number:  F443  .M7K95


  • Kyker Funeral Home of Madisonville, 523 North College Street, Madisonville, Tennessee Death Index, 1922-2000.
    Index of the records of the Kyker Funeral Home in Madisonville for 1922-2000, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The index gives the name, race, sex, date and place of birth, occupation, veteran status and place of burial of the deceased, plus the name of the spouse, father and mother.
    Book call number:  F443  .M7K952

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • T. E. McReynolds & Sons Funeral Home Records. Clarksville, 1898-1923.
    Records for the McReynolds family funeral home in Clarksville. Volumes contain information on name, age, cause and date of death, and date and place of burial.
    Microfilm:  #552.   6 vols.,  1 reel.  16mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

MOORE COUNTY

  • Harrison Funeral Home, Lynchburg   v. 1. Funeral, burial & ambulance records, 1934-1969 -- v. 2. Funeral & burial records with obituaries, 1969-1990.
    The volumes for the Harrison Funeral Home are arranged by date, and both have a name index.  The early listings include the deceased's name, age, date of birth, date of death, date & place of burial, and name of informant.  The later listings include the deceased's name, age, sex, race, date & place of death, name of informant, date & place of burial, date & place of birth, residence, occupation, and name of parents. 
    Book call number:  F444  .L9M66   vol. 1-2

  • Thomas Lee Bobo, undertaker & embalmer, 1916-1934, Lynchburg, Tennessee.
    Records of Thomas Lee Bobo, who worked as an undertaker in Moore County.  The records are arranged chronologically, with a surname index in the back of the book.  The listings include the deceased's name, age, cause of death, date of birth, date of death, date & place of burial, and miscellaneous expenses involved with the funeral.  
    Book call number:  F444  .L9T46

 

MORGAN COUNTY

  • Funeral Home Records from Schubert Funeral Home, Morgan County, Wartburg, TN.
    Records for the Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg. Volume 1 covers the years 1943-1957; volume 2 covers 1958-1966. The book lists the deceased's name, marital status, place of residence, date of birth, date of death, age, birth place, occupation, the name and birth place of mother and father, informant, date of burial, cemetery, physician and remarks. Each volume has a name index.
    Book call number:  F443  .M85F86 2000     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

PERRY COUNTY 

  • McDonald Funeral Home, Linden, Tennessee,  Lobelville   [v. 1]. March 24, 1948 to December 31, 1967 -- [v. 2]. January 21, 1968 to December 26, 1979 -- [v. 3]. Jan. 1, 1980-Dec. 29, 1988 -- [v. 4]. Jan. 1989-Dec. 1995
    The records in this series are arranged by date, and each volume has a name index.  The listings include the deceased's name, date & place of death, date & place of birth, age, occupation, race, sex, marital status, name & age of spouse, cause of death, informant, and place of burial or cemetery.   
    Book call number:  F443  .P4C64   1997   vols. 1-4


  • McDonald Funeral Home Registers. 1945-1996.
    Registers of the McDonald Funeral Home, containing information similar to that found in death records. The registers include information on funerals conducted for individuals in Lewis County (July 1948-October 1996); Perry County (1945-95); and Hickman County (1945- 1996).
    Microfilm:  #1517.   10 reels. 16mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)
    (See also Hickman County, Lewis County)

 

POLK COUNTY

  • Higgins Funeral Home Records, 1928-1987, Benton, 1993.
    The alphabetical listings give the deceased's name, date of birth, date of death, and an inscription (son of,  husband of,  widow of, etc.).  
    Book call number:  F443  .P7B52     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

ROANE COUNTY 

  • J. G. D'Armond Funeral Home Records. Roane County, 1908-1939.
    Records of the J.G. D'Armond Funeral Home in Harriman, consisting of names, dates, funeral expenses, and ambulance services. There is a surname index at the beginning of the volume.
    Microfilm:  #723.   1 vol.,  1 reel. 35mm.   TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Kyker Funeral Home of Harriman, Tennessee Death Index, 1938-December 31, 2004. [vol. 1 - 1938-1974; vol. 2 - 1938-2004]
    Records of the Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman, Roane County, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The index gives the name, race, sex, date and place of birth, occupation, veteran status and place of burial of the deceased, plus the name of the spouse, father and mother.
    Book call number:  F443  .R5K95  


  • Kyker Funeral Home of Kingston, Tennessee Death Index, 1959-2004.
    Records of the Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston, Roane County, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The index gives the name, race, sex, date and place of birth, occupation, veteran status and place of burial of the deceased, plus the name of the spouse, father and mother.
    Book call number:  F443  .R5K953  


  • Maxwell Funeral Home Records. Harriman, 1926-1979.
    Records of the Maxwell Funeral Home in Harriman, Roane County, arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The records include birth date, death date, occupation, place of burial, names of parents, funeral expenses, and other information.
    Microfilm:  #775.   5 vols.,  5 reels.  35mm.   TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Maxwell Funeral Home Records. Harriman, 1926-1979,  2000.
    Records of the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home for 1926-1979, arranged by year, with a name index in the back of the book.  The listings include the deceased's name, marital status, date & place of birth, date & place of death, name and birth place of parents, place of interment, and name of individual who ordered the funeral.  
    Book call number:  F444  .R5B22


  • Booth (formerly Lamb and Coulter) Funeral Home Records. Roane County, 1914-1939.
    Records of the Booth Funeral Home, consisting of the name of the deceased, date of death, information regarding the deceased's family, residence, place of burial, and circumstances of death. Each volume is indexed.
    Microfilm:  #930.   5 vols.,  1 reel.  35mm.   TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Oak Grove Cemetery Association Records. Roane County, 1898-1963.
    Records of the Oak Grove Cemetery Association, consisting of deed record books, death record books, and one volume of trustee minutes. Volume 1 is deeds, No. 1, Bacon, 1902 - No. 250, Derrick, 1918; Volume 2 is trustee minutes, 1898-1963.
    Microfilm:  #931.   2 vols.,  1 reel.   35mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

ROBERTSON COUNTY

  • Elmwood Cemetery Records. Springfield, 1890-1968.
    Indexed records of individuals interred in Elmwood Cemetery. These records should be used with the records of the Associated Funeral Directors (Mf. 268) for date of death, and with copies of maps of the cemetery available in the TSLA.
    Microfilm:  #267.   1 vol.,  1 reel.   35mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Associated Funeral Directors Records. Springfield, 1891-1968.
    Records consisting of name, age, race, sex, date and place of death, date and place of burial, and other information particular to the records of funeral homes. Some of the later volumes include cause of death. Indexed.
    Microfilm:  #268.   10 vols.,  3 reels.   35mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

SCOTT COUNTY 

  • Cooper Funeral Home Records: Oneida,   v. 1 (1932-1942) and (1948-1953) v.2 (1927-1932) and (1943-1947)
    The records of the Cooper Funeral Home are arranged by date;  each volume has a name index.  The listings include the deceased's name, race, spouse, date & place of death, age, name of parents, date of funeral, clergyman, cause of death, occupation and place of burial.
    Book call number:  F443  .S2B33   vols. 1-2     (available for interlibrary loan)
  • West-Murley Funeral Home Records, Oneida (Scott County), Tennessee, (1949-1964)
    Records of the funeral home arranged by date, with a surname index in the back of the book.  The records include the deceased's name, name of spouse, date of birth, date of death, place of death,  name & birth place of parents, and place of interment.  
    Book call number:  F443  .S2B38   1996     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

SEVIER COUNTY

  • Atchley Funeral Home records, Sevierville, 2002.
    Records of the Atchley Funeral Home, covering the years 1930-1973.  The listings, arranged by surname, include the deceased's name, age, date of birth & death, place of residence, place of burial, and surviving family members.
    Book call number:  F443  .S45F72
  • Official Records of Rawlings Funeral Home, Sevierville Tennessee 1911-1995, 2002.
    Records of the Atchley Rawlings Home, covering the years 1911-1995.  The listings, arranged alphabetically, vary in the information they provide. Most listings include the deceased's name, age, date of death, and place of burial. Some listings include the date of birth, occupation, name of the spouse, and the name of the informant.
    Book call number:  F443  .S45O44 2002

 

SHELBY COUNTY

  • Funeral Home Records, Memphis, Tennessee, 1866-1915.
    Records of the Canale Funeral Home in Memphis, arranged alphabetically.  The listings give the deceased's name, residence, date of death, age, race, sex, cemetery, cause of death, survivors, and the names of the newspapers where an obituary was published.
    Book call number:  F444  .M5F844   vols. 1-9

  • Memphis / National Funeral Home Records, 1935-1971.
    Records include name, age, race, marital status, occupation, name of doctor, cause of death, names of mother and father, place of interment, and names of surviving relatives. Indexed.
    Microfilm:  #1707.   43 reels.   16mm.  microfilm only collection, TSLA.  (available for interlibrary loan)

 

SMITH COUNTY

  • Kempville Funeral Home Records, 1933-1971.
    The microfilm collection consists of six volumes of books containing minutes, financial, death and ambulance records from the Kempville Funeral Home.
    Microfilm:  #1846.   1 reel,  35mm.   TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

TROUSDALE COUNTY 

  • Early Coffin Maker: F.W. Throp and Throp & Oakley Funeral Home Records 1852-1972.
    A transcription of the entries from 16 business ledgers of the Throp and Oakley Funeral Home in Hartsville. The book has a name index for all of the entries.
    Book call number:  F443  .S362 (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Throp and Oakley Funeral Home Records. Trousdale County, 1852-1972.
    Collection consisting of the business records of the Throp and Oakley Funeral Home in Hartsville. The records list individuals and include itemized costs of burial. There is a surname index preceding each volume.
    Microfilm:  #730.   15 vols.,  3 reels.  35mm.   TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)


  • Anthony's Funeral Home Records. Trousdale County, 1928-1978.
    Records of Anthony's Funeral Home (formerly Alexander's Funeral Home) in Trousdale County, including birth and death dates of people of Macon and Trousdale counties. These records also include place of interment, occupation, names of parents and cause of death. Restriction: Single photocopies may be made, but no microfilm copies shall be made for sale without permission of the owner.
    Microfilm:  #899.   54 vols.,  2 reels.   35 mm.  TSLA.   RESTRICTED


  • Throp and Oakley Funeral Home Records - Addition. Trousdale County, 1944-1965.
    Addition to the Throp and Oakley Funeral Home records (Microfilm #730), containing ledger accounts and burial records of individuals from Trousdale County and surrounding areas.
    Microfilm:  #1371.   4 vols.,  1 reel.   35 mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

UNION COUNTY 

  • Ailor Mortuary Records, 1933-1983
    Records of the Ailor Mortuary in Maynardville.  The register, arranged by surname, includes the deceased's name, place of death, place of interment, date of birth & death, name of spouse, names of parents, and veteran status.  
    Book call number:  F443  .U6C37  1994     (available for interlibrary loan)

  • Ailor Mortuary Records, 1984-1999
    Records of the Ailor Mortuary in Maynardville.  The register, arranged by surname, includes the deceased's name, place of death, place of interment, date of birth & death, name of spouse, names of parents, and veteran status.  
    Book call number:  F443  .U6C372

 

WAYNE COUNTY

  • Miller Burial Association Book, Clifton, Tenn. 1930.
    This collection records the Miller Burial Association Rules & By-Laws and the assessments paid by members for their pre-paid funerals. 
    Microfilm: #1601. 1 reel, 35mm. TSLA. Microfilm Only Collection.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

WEAKLEY COUNTY

  • West Tennessee Funeral Home Records – Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, and Weakley Counties.
    The West Tennessee Funeral Home Records is an extensive set of funeral home records. The records provide family names, genealogical and burial records; they may also include reference materials such as obituaries, family names, and parent’s names. Some funeral homes prepared items described as death certificates. They are considered drafts of death certificates, and they are not considered an official record by the Office of Vital Records. Business and financial records of the funeral homes were not microfilmed. The businesses kept records in a variety of ways and to many levels of simplicity or detail. Some businesses maintained their own index books and some did not. If available, the index was filmed. 
    Microfilm: #1786. 10 reels, 16mm; 76 reels. 35mm. TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

WILSON COUNTY

  • J. N. Carver Funeral Home Records. Wilson County, 1901-1907.
    Records of the J. N. Carver Funeral Home in Dodoburg, consisting of one funeral register. The register includes the name of the deceased, residence, cause of death, date of death, funeral expenses, and other information. Indexed.
    Microfilm:  #755.  1 vol.,  1 reel.  35 mm.  TSLA.     (available for interlibrary loan)

 

Research prepared by Anita Coursey / Updated February 17, 2012

 

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