Whiteside Cemetery

Cortez Kennedy (Aug. 23, 1968-May 23, 2017), Hall of Fame professional football player, is buried here. He was a defensive tackle for the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks from 1990 to 2000. He was named to Pro Bowl eight times (1991-1996, 1998, 1999). He was also a three-time First Team All-Pro and two-time Second Team All-Pro during his career. He was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 1992. He retired after the 2000 season with 668 tackles, 58 sacks, and 3 interceptions. After his retirement, he worked as an advisor for the New Orleans Saints. He was generally considered one of the best defensive tackles to ever play that position in NFL history. In 2012 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Soul singer Bill Coday (May 10, 1942-June 7, 2008) also is buried here.  Coday  relocated to Chicago in the 1960s, where he  released such hits as "Sixty Minute Teaser," “You're Gonna Want Me," "Get Your Lie Straight" and "I'm Back To Collect."  He had his biggest success recording for Epic Records with the single "I Don’t Want To Play This Game" and the album "Lost Soul."  Through the 1980s and 1990s, he toured internationally and set up his own label B & J Records in Memphis.  In 1999, his single "Put Me In The Mood" was a hit on Jazz charts, followed by his last album "Love Gangster" in 2002. 

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S. H. 140 (North Pearl Street), Osceola, Arkansas
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