At Elmwood Cemetery you’ll find 70,000 stories, 6 feet apart

By , Daily Memphian Published: April 10, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Dan Conaway
Daily Memphian

Dan Conaway

Dan Conaway is in a lifelong relationship with his city. They fight, but they get back together. His new book – "In a Colorful Place" – is a collection of his columns and the columns of Otis Sanford. He can be reached at


The oldest active cemetery and most storied ground in Shelby County provides perspective, now and always.


Elmwood Cemetery E.H. Crump Ben Hooks Shelby Foote Robert Church Sr.

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