Bizarre Gravestone Epitaphs Part 2

A list of bizarre gravestone epitaphs, quotes and quotations of people's last words on their tombstones.

Rest in Peace

A Collection of Bizarre Gravestone Epitaphs

In the Barlinine Cemetery, Glasgow, Scotland

Here beneath this stone we lie

Back to back my wife and I

And when the angels trump shall trill

If she gets up then I'll lie still!

An attorney's epitaph in Willwood Cemetery, Rockford, Ill.


John E.


"The defense rests"

In a Stowe, Vt., cemetery

I was somebody.

Who, is no business

of yours.

Written by a widow on her adulterous husband's gravestone in an Atlanta, Ga., cemetery

Gone, but not forgiven

In a Silver City, Nev., cemetery

Here lays Butch,

We planted him raw.

He was quick on the trigger

But slow on the draw.

An old maid's epitaph in a Scranton, Pa., cemetery

No hits, no runs, no heirs.

A widow wrote this epitaph in a Vermont cemetery

Sacred to the memory of

my husband John Barnes

who died January 3, 1803

His comely young widow, aged 23, has many qualifications of a good wife, and yearns to be comforted.

Arthur C. Homan's epitaph in a Cleveland, O., cemetery

Once I wasn't

Then I was

Now I ain't again.

A lawyer's epitaph in England

Sir John Strange

Here lies an honest lawyer,

And that is Strange.

In a Georgia cemetery

"I told you I was sick!"

John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne, England, cemetery

Reader if cash thou art

In want of any

Dig 4 feet deep

And thou wilt find a Penny

In the East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia

Here lies

Ezekial Aikle

Age 102

The Good

Die Young

In a Waynesville, N.C., cemetery

Effie Jean Robinson


Come blooming youths, as you pass by

And on these lines do cast an eye

As you are now, so once was I;

As I am now, so must you be;

Prepare for death and follow me.

To which someone, who saw this, added

To follow you

I am not content

How do I know

Which way you went

--The Eds.

FOR FURTHER READING: Over Their Dead Bodies by Thomas C. Mann and Janet Greene. Brattleboro, Vt., Stephen Greene Press, 1962. Grave Humor by Alonzo C. Hall. Charlotte, N.C., McNally of Charlotte, 1961.

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