Grave Discoveries: Zion Cemetery


One of the cool things about my day job is the opportunity to happen upon interesting, old cemeteries in my backroads wanderings. I can’t resist the pull of a cemetery road sign along the way. Zion Cemetery is one I hadn’t noticed in the past, which popped out like a dandelion along my journey through Miller County recently.

One of my goals at each cemetery is to find the oldest or most interesting headstones. I find the newer, twentieth century and later headstones boring. Here are a few that caught my eye.

20140409_153013943_iOSThis stone was illegible. I’m not even sure a rubbing would yield results.

20140409_153104175_iOSThis stone inexplicably had a melting sheep sitting atop it. Later I realized it was likely the ‘lamb of God’.



20140409_153124209_iOSThese were my kind of people. Practical. A simple rock marks the grave.

20140409_153143018_iOSAnd finally, even in a place filled with death, life springs eternal.

Next week I’ll have another trophy post of my wanderings.


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They see death. Can they share a life?

Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets. Then she meets Deacon Walker. She can see his ice-blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face. But this beautiful stranger has no aura.

Deacon is just as unsettled by Ruth—and, having spent more than two hundred years ushering souls to Purgatory, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can’t afford.

A demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he’s charged to protect. When he’s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth. But Ruth just might be able to save herself—and the Reaper she can’t live without—if she can learn to wield her newfound powers.


One Response to Grave Discoveries: Zion Cemetery

  1. I love going to cemeteries too. So many stories among the stones. Thanks for sharing!