Tombstones talking

Taphophile enjoys time spent in cemeteries

Posted: October 19, 2017 at 4 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/LAURINDA JOENKS Abby Burnett of Kingston lies on the ground for a different perspective to photograph a tombstone in the Pleasant Grove cemetery in Scott County near Waldron. Burnett loves spending time in cemeteries, discovering and recording unusual grave markers. Here, she takes a picture of a baby carved into a head stone by A. Pitasky.

"I'd rather be in a cemetery," said Abby Burnett of rural Kingston. "I talk tombstones. They are my people."

NWA Democrat-Gazette/LAURINDA JOENKS Abby Burnett found this broken gravestone in the abandoned Packsaddle cemetery near Waldron. At one point, this c...

Courtesy photo This stone in Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Springdale probably is the work of Isom (or Isham) Daniel and his daughter Lucy, two of the ca...

Courtesy photo Abby Burnett also credits this tombstone in Springdale’s Salem Lutheran Cemetery to Isom (or Isham) and Lucy Daniel. Tax records found ...

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