I have repeatedly gushed my admiration for the artistry of gravestone cutter Clarence B. Best. In William Chapel church cemetery, I noticed two headstones bearing the distinctive work of another artist, this one unknown. He worked in concrete, incising narrow, upright letters with oversized serifs into the face of each marker. These markers, created during the decade after World War II, also feature highly stylized floral designs.
William Wells July 30_1886 Oct. 25_1946 Gone But Not Forgotten
Walter Farr April 2_1888 Aug. 13_1955
Photos by Lisa Y. Henderson, April 2022.