The Richmond History Podcast

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Art of Epitaphs

Hollywood Cemetery, photo by Jeff Majer

Marguerite Dewey Daniels proves that epitaphs don’t have to be dry or serious.  I have heard the rumors of these stones at Hollywood Cemetery, but could not find them.  It helps when you look in the right place.

Dream Girl, photo by Jeff Majer
"Gone Shopping", photo by Jeff Majer

They are on the west side of the cemetery near the fence that divides Hollywood and Riverside Cemeteries.  They seem to have some connection, but all of them have different last names.  Gary Scott Ellis is the stone all the way to the left in the picture on the top.

Gary Scott Ellis, photo by Jeff Majer
Robyn Ryman Lowe, photo by Jeff Majer
They were actually found by a couple on a tour of the cemetery.  I hope to find out a bit more about Robyn Ryman Lowe and Gary Scott Ellis in the future, but for now I just like these memorials.  Please leave a comment if you know anything about the two.

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1 comment:

  1. I went to school with Robyn grades 1-12, and first year of college. I heard through another friend that she committed suicide on New Years Eve 1995. I've always wondered what happened to her. She was a depressed teenager and young adult.