where can I obtain death records of a deceased relative?

Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            My grandfather is missing the date of death on his tombstone located at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Warren County TN which brings me to the crux of my question.  How may I go about finding the death records of my grandfather?  The closest online source I have found is http://wadeprater.com/tng/getperson.php?personID=I35469&tree=00Main for George Tolbert Martin.  The site list him as being born about 1899, but, there is not any reference made to his date of death.  Interestingly, the site did list date of birth and date of death for many of my other long deceased relatives.  If it will help, visitation for him was at High's Funeral Home of McMinnville, TN 37110.

              Any followup information which can aid in this quest will be greatly appreciated.  

              Thanks so much.

              George
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n2fcCommented:
You can try contacting the County where he died & request a copy of his death certificate.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also contact the Funeral Home above. They will almost certainly have a copy of the death certificate.
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nickg5Commented:
Have you visited the cemetery or shown the headstone on a website?
Genealogy is a hobby of members of our family. I see a Recie Martin who died in 1972 in W. Virginia but it does not show her birth date only the death date. She may or may not be your Grandmother.

So, back then record keeping was not perfect. They often mis-spelled words because they could not correctly read the hand writing on the documents.

You can contact the places above and if you can give a few days, I'll try some our resources.
What are you wanting? Date of death and anything else?
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I've seen two grave stones that have the wrong date of birth. It says 1937 when it was really 1933. Also another stone and the person names was not spelled correctly.
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nickg5Commented:
What was the location of your grandfather's birth and what was the name of his parents and his full date of birth?
I have a document which may show the date of death.
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nickg5Commented:
Both of these come from the s.s. death index. Deaths have to reported to SSA and are confirmed by a relative or a death certificate.

This may be your grandfather if the birth date is correct.
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nickg5Commented:
Family Search dot org
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George T Martin
 United States Social Security Death Index
 
Given Name: George
 Middle Name: T
 Surname: Martin
 Birth Date: 24 January 1899
 Social Security Number: 415-82-1853
 State: Tennessee
 Last Place of Residence: Morrison, Warren, Tennessee
 Previous Residence Postal Code: 37357
Event Date: 15 October 1970
 Age: 71
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            Thanks so much for the tips and resourceful links provided in response to my question.  While I did find each suggestion helpful, the links provided by nickg5 allowed a quick answer to my question without carrying out a lot of foot work.  In fact, I was so impressed with these links, I went ahead and bookmarked them for future reference.  

            Thanks again everyone for your attention and feedback here.

            George
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nickg5Commented:
George:
Yes, use them in the future. If you need to know any of the your grandfather's other relatves they can be found on the 1930 or 1940 census.
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