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Newspapers Obituary Indexes in Public Libraries

The following information was obtained by surveying public libraries around the state in 1995. Counties not represented on this list did not respond to the survey. Contact the library directly to request a search of their obituary index. Microfilm copies of nearly all Tennessee newspapers are available at the Library and Archives, and most public libraries have microfilm copies of newspapers from their area.

County
Type of Index
Dates of Index
Library Location
Notes
Anderson
Computer file
1980-present
Oak Ridge
Indexes Oak Ridge residents only
Bedford
None



Benton
None
1988-present
Camden

Bledsoe
None

Pikeville

Bradley
Card File
1865-present
Cleveland
Published 1865-1883
Campbell
None

La Follette

Cannon
None

Woodbury

Carroll
Card File
1988-present
Huntingdon
some older
Cheatham
Card File
1986/87-present
Ashland City

Claiborne
None



Cocke
None

Newport

Coffee
Published
1880-1899
Manchester
Coffee Co. Historical Quarterly v. 9 & 10
Coffee
None

Tullahoma

Crockett
None

Alamo

Cumberland
None

Crossville

Davidson
Annual/computer
1964-present
Nashville
Before 1978, index is annual
Dekalb
None

Smithville

Dickson
None

Dickson

Fayette
Computer print out
1840-1953
Somerville
Somerville Reporter/Fayette Falcon
Franklin
Clippings

Winchester
WII obits, dates vary
Gibson
None

Humboldt

Greene
Card file/computer
1991-present
Greeneville

Hamilton
Annual List
1897-present
Chattanooga
Computer file 1897-1950
Hancock
None

Sneedville

Hawkins
None

Kingsport

Haywood
Card file
1992-present
Brownsville

Henry
None

Paris

Humphreys
None



Jefferson
None

Dandridge

Knox
Computer file
1991-present
Knoxville

Lawrence
Annual list
1936-1979
Lawrenceburg
Dates vary 1936-1949
Lewis
None

Hohenwald

Lincoln
None

Fayetteville

Loudon
None

Lenoir

Madison
None

Jackson

Marion
Published
1895-1920
Whitwell
Surname only
McMinn
Computer file
1986-present
Athens

McNairy
None

Adamsville

Meigs
None

Decatur

Monroe
None

Madisonville

Montgomery
Typescript
1810-1971
Clarksville

Moore
Published
1960-1986
Lynchburg

Overton
Microfilm
1908-1934
Livingston

Perry
Published
1956-1989
Linden

Putnam
None
Cookeville


Rhea
Typescript
1977-present
Dayton

Rhea
None

Spring City

Rhea
None

Paris

Roane
None

Harriman
Maxwell Funeral Home on microfilm
Rutherford
Computer File
1989-present
Murfreesboro

Scott
None

Oneida

Sevier
None

Gatlinburg

Shelby
*

Memphis
*Death record index 1848-1939; Funeral home records index 1856-1939
Sumner
None

Portland

Tipton
None

Brighton

Van Buren
None

Spencer

Warren
Computer file
1940-1972
McMinnville

Washington
Published
1869-1907
Jonesboro
Dates Vary
Wayne
None

Waynesboro

Weakley
None

Dredsen

White
None

Sparta

Williamson
Published
1821-1899
Franklin
Computer file obits 1900 to date.
(Note: 1900-1920s miscellaneous issues only)
Wilson
Clippings/notebook
1992-present
Lebanon
Laminated and indexed
Wilson
None

Mt. Juliet

 

Updated December 28, 2006

 

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