Alert: Your library will be closed July 3rd and 4th in observance of Independance day. We will resume regular hours once again on Monday, July 6th. The book drop will remain open 24/7 for you to return materials. Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Alert: THE LIBRARY WILL BEGIN A PHASE 2 REOPENING TO THE PUBLIC AT 9:00 AM TUESDAY, MAY 26TH. Library hours are shortened temporarily to 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday with the addition of SATURDAY HOURS 10AM – 2PM BEGINNING MAY 30TH. All library materials returned will continue to be quarantined for three days before being recirculated as a precautionary measure. 10 ITEMS MAY NOW BE PLACED ON HOLD either by using your online library account (use your library card number and 4-digit pin), or by calling the library for assistance at 931-648-8826. A browsing room is available at the library where 10 ADDITIONAL ITEMS MAY BE SELECTED FOR CHECKOUT in addition to holds. PHASE 2 WILL ADD ACCESS TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF PUBLIC COMPUTER STATIONS WITH ADDITIONAL AREA FOR UP TO 10 PATRONS WAITING FOR COMPUTERS ON THE 2ND FLOOR. THE COPY MACHINE ON THE 1ST FLOOR MAY NOW BE USED. Social distancing will be enforced - a limited number of patrons will allowed in the library building at any given time. We recommend the use of masks by patrons. During this phase 2 period, which will extend through June and July, the library will continue with the suspension of all programming, meeting room use and acceptance of donations. We continue to push out resources for engagement at home through our FB page 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