Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 17, 2021
The Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, has an exhibit of unique epitaphs. Give a few. Near Uniontown, Pennsylvania there’s a gravestone that reads, “Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake. He stepped on the gas instead of the brake.” Boot Hill Cemetery in Tombstone,
Contributed by John Shearhart on May 16, 2002
Have you ever heard these humorous epitaphs?
1. “Here lies Anne Mann. Who lived an old maid, but died an old Mann.”
2. “Beneath this sod, a lump of clay lays Arabella Young; who on the 21st of May began to hold her tongue.”
3. “The children of Israel wanted bread, the Lord sent them
AN EPITAPH TO GRACE
In a small cemetery of a parish churchyard in Olney, England, stands a granite tombstone w/ this inscription:
“John Newton, clerk [pastor], once an infidel & Libertine, a servant of slavers in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, preserved,
Contributed by Gerald Steffy on Aug 28, 2009
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S EPITAPH
In one of his lighter moments, Benjamin Franklin penned his own epitaph. He didn’t profess to be a born-again Christian, but it seems he must have been influenced by Paul’s teaching of the resurrection of the body. Here’s what he wrote: "The body of Benjamin Franklin,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
There is an epitaph on a tombstone that reads: “What I SPENT, I LOST. What I SAVED, I LEFT. What I GAVE, I HAVE.” As we INVEST in the Kingdom
In a Scottish cemetery the following epitaph appears on a new tombstone:
Here lies Hamish McTavish,
Whose deeply sorrowing widow continues
To carry on his flourishing
I am told that an Indiana cemetery has a tombstone that is over 100 years old which bears the following epitaph:
"Pause, stranger, when you pass me by. As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you will be. So prepare for death and follow me."
An unknown passerby read those
Contributed by Richard White on Mar 17, 2012
BILL BRIGHT'S EPITAPH
Bill Bright is the founder of Campus Crusades for Christ. He devoted his life to reaching young people all around the world, and to help strengthen young people who already gave
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Jun 27, 2005
Unfortunately, the epitaph of many a man is well expressed in the words "Died, age 26; buried, age 64." If you stop learning and growing today, you stop ministering tomorrow. [Dr Howard G.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Character needs no epitaph. You can bury a man, but character will bear the
Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Jun 8, 2008
A tombstone epitaph reads: “Pause stranger, when you pass me by. As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you will be. So prepare for death and follow me!” A passerby read those words and underneath scratched this response: “To follow you I’ll not consent, until I know
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"Advertising begins when the first crying child advertises his wants to his mother, and ends only with the epitaph
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 12, 2005
While waiting in a cemetery to conduct a funeral service, Charles Simeon walked among the graves, looking at the epitaphs. He found one that arrested him.
When from the dust of death I rise,
To claim my mansion in the skies,
E’en then shall this be all my plea--
“Jesus hath lived and died
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 8, 2006
Wha lies here?
I, Johnny Doo.
Hoo, Johnny, is that you?
Ay, man, but a’m dead noo.
Anonymous. “Johnny Doo,” from Geoffrey Grigson’s Faber
History records a remarkable account of the destruction of an ancient town. The watchmen on the walls would call out whenever they thought they saw a foe approaching. Sensing that the people had begun to resent them for giving these false alarms, they decided to remain quiet. Regrettably, not long
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
On December 22, 1899, the evangelist D. L. Moody lay dying. His first job had been as a shoe clerk in Boston, gathering eighteen ragged boys off the street to organize a Sunday school class. In two years the class had grown to fifteen hundred. In his lifetime Moody was to take two continents in his
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 2, 2008
Dad often reminds me of the Tombstone somewhere in the US that has as the epitaph
Pause, stranger, when you pass me by,
For as you are, so once was I.
As I am now, so will you be.
Then prepare unto death, and follow me.
And someone had scratched on it:
To follow you I’m
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 5, 2001
In one of his lighter moments, Benjamin Franklin penned his own epitaph.:
The Body of B. Franklin, Printer
Like the Cover of an old Book
Its contents torn out,
And stript of its Lettering and Guilding,
Lies here, Food for Worms,
But the Work shall not be
Contributed by David Fox on Nov 12, 2001
“In one of his lighter moments, Benjamin Franklin penned his own epitaph.: The Body of B. Franklin, Printer Like the Cover of an old Book Its contents torn out, And stripped of its Lettering and Guilding, Lies here, Food for Worms, But the Work shall not be