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Abraham Lincoln
   has the epitaph   
"Now He Belongs to the Ages"
Allan Pinkerton
   has the epitaph   
"A Friend to Honesty and a Foe to Crime"
Graceland Cemetery; Chicago, Illinois
Alphonse Capone
   has the epitaph   
"My Jesus Mercy"
Mt Carmel Cemetery, Chicago Illinois
Anne & Charles Lindenbergh
   has the epitaph   
"If I Take the Wings of the Morning and Dwell in the Uttermost Parts of the Sea"
Palapala Hoomu Congregational Cemetery; Kipahula Maui Hawaii
Barbara La Marr
   has the epitaph   
"With God in the Joy of Beauty and Youth"
Hollywood Memorial Park; Hollywood California
Bela Lugosi
   has the epitaph   
"Beloved Father"
Holy Cross Cemetery; Culver City, California
Bert Convy
   has the epitaph   
"His Star Will Forever Shine"
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills California. American game show host and panelist, actor and singer.
Bessie Smith
   has the epitaph   
"The Greatest Blues Singer in the World Will Never Stop Singing"
Mount Lawn Cemetery; Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
Bette Davis
   has the epitaph   
"She Did It the Hard Way"
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills California
Billy Wilder
   has the epitaph   
"I'm a Writer, but then Nobody's Perfect."
Buddy Rich
   has the epitaph   
"One of a Kind"
Westwood Memorial Park; Westwood, California
Carl Jung
   has the epitaph   
"Vocatus Atque, Non Vocatus Deus Aderit"
Flutern Cemetery; Flutern Switzerland. Invoked or not invoked, the god is present.
Carrie Amelia Nation
   has the epitaph   
"Faithful to the Cause of Prohibition - She Hath Done What She Could"
Belton Cemetery; Belton, Missouri
Charles Bukowski
   has the epitaph   
"Don't Try"
C.S. Lewis
   has the epitaph   
"Man Must Endure His Going Hence"
Headington Quarry Churchyard; Oxfordshire England
Dean Martin
   has the epitaph   
"Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime"
Westwood Memorial Cemetery, Los Angeles California
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr
   has the epitaph   
"Good Night Sweet Prince and a Flight of Angels Sing to Thy Rest"
Hollywood Memorial Park; Hollywood California
Edgar Allan Poe
   has the epitaph   
"Quoth the Raven “Nevermore”"
Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery; Baltimore, Maryland
Edward I of England
   has the epitaph   
"Hic Est Edwardvs Primus Scottorum Malleus"
Here is Edward I, Hammer of the Scots
Emily Dickinson
   has the epitaph   
"Called Back"
West Cemetery; Amherst, Massachusetts
Ernie Kovacs
   has the epitaph   
"Nothing in Moderation, We All Loved Him"
Forest Lawn Cemetery; Hollywood Hills California
Ethan Allan
   has the epitaph   
"Fighter, Writer, Statesman and Philosopher Lie in This Cemetery Beneath the Marble Statue. His Spirit is Vermont Now"
Greenmount cemetery, Burlington, Vermont.
Eve Arden
   has the epitaph   
"Wife, Mother, Actress, Author. The World Will Remember"
Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood California
Eva Gabor
   has the epitaph   
"Our Darling Eva We Love You"
Westwood Memorial Park; Los Angeles California
Freddie Prinze
   has the epitaph   
"We Love You Psalm:23"
Forest Lawn; Hollywood Hills, California
F. Scott Fitzgerald
   has the epitaph   
"So We Bear On, Boats Against the Current, Borne Back Ceaselessly Into the Past"
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Sayre. St. Mary’s Cemetery; Rockville Maryland In 1940, St. Mary's refused to allow Fitzgerald to be buried in the Catholic cemetery because, "He had not performed his Easter duty and his writings were undesirable." Fitzgerald was buried at Rockville Union Cemetery until 1975, when the authorities at St. Mary's had a change of heart
Gene Autry
   has the epitaph   
"America's Favorite Cowboy . . . a Believer in Our Western Heritage."
(1907-1998) Forest Lawn Cemetery - Hollywood Hills
George Carlin
   has the epitaph   
"Jeez, He Was Just Here a Minute Ago"
Henry Ward Beecher
   has the epitaph   
"He Thinketh No Evil"
Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn New York
H. G. Wells
   has the epitaph   
"I Told You So, You Damned Fools"
H. P. Lovecraft
   has the epitaph   
"I Am Providence"
Howard Phillips Love craft. Swan Point Cemetery; Providence, Rhode Island
Jack Dempsey
   has the epitaph   
"A Gentle Man and a Gentleman"
Southampton Cemetery, Southampton New York
Jackie Gleason
   has the epitaph   
"And Away We Go"
Catchphrase from his television shows.
Jack London
   has the epitaph   
"The Stone Builders Rejected"
Jack London State Historic Park; Glen Ellen California
Jayne Mansfield
   has the epitaph   
"We Live to Love You More Each Day"
Fairview Cemetery; Plainfield, Pennsylvania
Jefferson Davis
   has the epitaph   
"At Rest. An American Soldier. And Defender of the Constitution"
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond Virginia
Jim Morrison
   has the epitaph   
"Kata Ton Daimona Eay Toy"
"True to his own spirit". Pere Lachaise Cemetery; Paris, France.
Joseph Conrad
   has the epitaph   
"Sleep After Toyle, Port After Stormy Seas, Ease After Warre, Death After Life, Does Greatly Please"
St. Thomas Church, Canterbury England
Karen Carpenter
   has the epitaph   
"A Star on Earth - A Star in Heaven"
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cypress California
Kurt Vonnegut
   has the epitaph   
"The Only Proof He Needed for the Existence of God Was Music"
Mack Sennett
   has the epitaph   
"Beloved King of Comedy"
Holy Cross Cemetery; Culver City, California
Mahatma Gandhi
   has the epitaph   
"Hey Ram"
Translated, "O Lord", supposed last words
Marshall Field
   has the epitaph   
"Equity - Integrity"
Graceland Cemetery; Chicago Illinois
Martin Luther King
   has the epitaph   
"Free at Last. Free at Last. Thank God Almighty I'm Free At Last"
Marty Feldman
   has the epitaph   
"He Made Us Laugh, He Took My Pain Away. I Love You, Lauretta"
Forest Lawn Cemetery; Hollywood Hills California
Mel Blanc
   has the epitaph   
"That’s All Folks!"
Hollywood Memorial Park, Hollywood California.
Merv Griffin
   has the epitaph   
"I Will Not Be Right Back After This Message."
Minnie Riperton Rudolph
   has the epitaph   
"Loving You is Easy Cause You're Beautiful"
Westwood Memorial Park; Los Angeles, California
Oliver Hardy
   has the epitaph   
"A Genius of Comedy. His Talent Brought Joy and Laughter to All in the World"
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park; California
Peter Finch
   has the epitaph   
"Distinguished Actor, Loving Husband, Always in Our Hearts"
Hollywood Memorial Park; Hollywood California
Primo Levi
   has the epitaph   
"174517"
His number in Auschwitz
Ralph Waldo Emerson
   has the epitaph   
"The Passive Master Lent His Hand, To the Vast Soul Which O’er Him Planned"
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery; Concord Massachusetts
R. Buckminster Fuller
   has the epitaph   
"Call Me Trimtab"
A trimtab is the smallest part of a rudder for a ship or airplane and controls the direction of the craft.
Rita Hayworth
   has the epitaph   
"To Yesterday’s Companion and Tomorrow’s Reunion"
Holy Cross Cemetery; Culver City California
Robert Lee Frost
   has the epitaph   
"I Had A Lover’s Quarrel With The World"
Old Bennington Cemetery; Bennington Vermont
Rodney Dangerfield
   has the epitaph   
"There Goes the Neighborhood."
Sammy Cahn
   has the epitaph   
"Sleep With a Smile"
Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood California. Academy Award-winning American lyricist, songwriter and musician.
Sammy Davis Jr.
   has the epitaph   
"The Entertainer. He Did It All"
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale California
Scott Joplin
   has the epitaph   
"American Composer"
St. Michael’s Cemetery; East Elmhurst New York
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
   has the epitaph   
"Steel True, Blade Straight"
Windlesham Estate; Crowborough Sussex England. In 1955, Doyle's family sold Windlesham, which was turned into a hotel. The bodies of Conan Doyle and his wife, Jean, were moved to a grave at Minstead Churchyard, Hampshire
Sir Isaac Newton
   has the epitaph   
"Nature and Nature's Laws Lay Hid in Night: God Said, 'Let Newton Be!' and All Was Light."
Westminster Abbey, London, England
Sitting Bull
   has the epitaph   
"Chief of the Hunkpapa Sioux"
Post Cemetery; Fort Yates, North Dakota
Spike Milligan
   has the epitaph   
"I Told You I Was Ill."
Written in Gaelic in order for it to be approved by the Chichester Diocese
Stan Laurel
   has the epitaph   
"A Master of Comedy. His Genius in the Art of Humor Brought Gladness to the World He Loved"
Forest Lawn Cemetery; Hollywood Hills California
Studs Terkel
   has the epitaph   
"Curiosity Did Not Kill This Cat"
Susan Brownell Anthony
   has the epitaph   
"Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality"
Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester New York
Sylvia Plath Hughes
   has the epitaph   
"Even Amidst Fierce Flames the Golden Lotus Can Be Planted"
Heptonstall Churchyard; Heponstall; Yorkshire United Kingdom
Victor Fleming
   has the epitaph   
"He Leadeth Me"
Hollywood Hills
Virginia Woolf
   has the epitaph   
"Against You I Will Fling Myself Unvanquished and Unyielding, O Death"
William Butler Yeats
   has the epitaph   
"Cast a Cold Eye on Life, on Death Horseman, Pass By!"
Drumcliffe Cemetery; County Sligo, Ireland
William H. Bonney
   has the epitaph   
"Truth and History. 21 Men. The Boy Bandit King. He Died As He Lived"
“Billy the Kid” - Fort Summer Cemetery, Fort Summer New Mexico
Will Rogers
   has the epitaph   
"I Never Met a Man I Didn’t Like"
Will Rogers Memorial; Claremore, Oklahoma
Wyatt Earp
   has the epitaph   
"Nothing’s So Sacred As Honor and Nothing’s So Loyal As Love"
Hills of Eternity; Colma California


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