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headstone

The principal stone in a foundation, as the cornerstone of a building or the keystone of an arch.
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"And 16 years later he died aged 69 and he was buried, but no head stone has ever been dedicated to him."
When relatives live a long way out of the city they can pay to have the head stone cleaned and flowers once a year, and we send them a picture."
There is a readable head stone in the yard that is from about 1700.
If you listen to some of the fans he's already in the graveyard and they are carving the head stone.
Mrs Dalby said: "That head stone is exactly how he wanted it, we discussed it when his grandmother was ill, what we would want when we were gone.
Betty's badly-battered body was found by another of her sons, David, in Flat Head stone quarry near her home on September 26, 1862.
"If I was going to have a party or a wedding I would arrange it myself, I've even ordered my head stone and written the words myself.
They kicked down the head stone, destroyed floral tributes and overturned a bench at Carnmoney Cemetery in North Belfast.
HISTORIC FIGURES: Head stone of Moses Samuel (Founder of H.Samuel jewellers) in the overgrown Jewish cemetery; BIG NAMES: Saul Marks with the head stone of David Lewis (Founder of Lewis's store)
As part of the overhaul, some gravestones in Solihull's Robin Hood Cemetery have been declared unsafe and earmarked for remedial work, which includes repositioning the head stone. Now relatives of people buried in the lawned area of the cemetery are being asked to check if a safety notice has been placed on the grave warning them that action is looming.
'Six years ago they smashed the head stone. It was in a hell of a mess,' she said.