TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: Funny tombstones and epitaphs

Some funny tombstones from Topeka, Kansas:

“Here lies Sheriff Tim McGrew who said
he would arrest Bill Hennessy or die…
He was right.”

“Here lies Michael Horton who was
not such a fast gun as he thought.”

“Here lie the remains of Charley Greene,
His holster was dirty; but his gun was clean.

funny tombstone

Some Funny Epitaphs

“Here reader, turn your weeping eyes,
My fate a useful moral teaches;
The hole in which my body lies
Would not contain one-half my speeches.”

1843 Epitaph of London grocer, named
John Hall who was quite fond of puns:
“Here lies the remains of
JOHN HALL, grocer,
The world is not worth a fig
I have good raisins for saying so.”

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. James Rowell

    Go out to Dodge City and there is many Bat and Ed Masterson helped to take a dirt nap.

    1. I like this one:
      “Here lies the body of Julian Grey,
      He died while taking the right of way.
      He was right, dead right, as he sped along.
      But he just as dead as if he’d been wrong.”

    2. Ethel Grimes Marshall

      Good ones at Tombstone, AZ! Like……HERE LIES LES MOORE

      1. Old Johnny Cash Song.

  2. Tombstone, Arizona boot hill;
    Here lies Les Moore
    Four slugs from a forty four
    No less no more

  3. Jo Stillwell

    ridiculous,,,get a life,,

  4. I’ve told my wife I want this on my tombstone:

    “I’ve Been A Long Time Leaving
    But I’ll Be A Long Time Gone”

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