Alert: THE LIBRARY WILL REMAIN IN PHASE 3 REOPENING DURING DECEMBER. Meeting room use will be allowed but greatly restricted – please contact the library at 931-648-8826 for details. Most library activity has returned to normal with social distancing and enhanced cleaning in place. During December the library will continue with the suspension of all in-person programming and acceptance of donations - stay tuned for updates. Masks are required for patrons to enter the library in accordance with the county mayor’s executive order. We continue to push out resources for engagement at home through our FB page https://www.facebook.com/CMCPublicLibrary. Please stay safe and we will see you soon!

The Leaf-Chronicle Obituary Index

Click here for our searchable Leaf-Chronicle Obituary Index

The index, compiled by Reference Department Assistant Linda McArthur, gives the name of the deceased, date and page number in the Leaf-Chronicle dating from 1985 to present. This will be occasionally updated to eventually include deaths back to 1980.


Montgomery County Death Sources

Death Sources Database

This database, compiled by Reference Department Manager Tim Pulley, covers a large range of years from many sources. They range from the formation of the County from history books, cemetery and funeral home records, obituaries from the earliest Clarksville newspapers through 1979, military records, or any other historical record found in the Brown Harvey, Sr. Genealogy Room that has death dates of Montgomery Countians included in its pages. A list of sources is as follows:

  • AWW: American Women Writers
  • BAR:  John Nick Barker Diary
  • CEM: Cemetery Books Vols 1-2-3
  • CIV: (2 volumes)
  • CRY: Cry Havoc; A History of the 49th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment 1861-1865 by C. Wallace Cross
  • DC: Death Certificates 1908-12
  • FIRE: Ordeal by Fire
  • FOS: Foston’s Funeral Home
  • GENAS:  Tennessee General Assembly
  • GOO: Goodspeed History of Montgomery County
  • GRE: Greenwood Cemetery
  • HISTN: History of Tennessee
  • HUNT: Hunt Funeral Home Records
  • IBT: It’s a Black Thing!
  • MCR: McReynolds Funeral Home Records
  • MGS: Montgomery County Genealogy Quarterly
  • MOR: Mortality Schedules 1850, 1860, 1880
  • OBIT: Gannaway Obituary Books
  • PIC: Pictureque Clarksville
  • RIV:Riverview Cemetery Book
  • SAD:Warm Hearts and Saddlebags
  • SOU:Southside Cemetery
  • SKE:  Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans
  • TARP: Tarpley Funeral Home Records
  • TBD:Tennessee Biographical Dictionary
  • TNATN:Tennessee and Tennesseans
  • TVOL: Tennessee: The Volunteer State
  • WATO:Along the Warioto
  • WPA:  Tennessee Montgomery County Bible and Family Records Tombstone Inscriptions by WPA