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Letters On A Tombstone Abbr – POLK COUNTY, Iowa — A metro family shares one last joke with their late father, but not everyone is laughing. Steven Paul Owens died in September 2021 at the age of 59 and was laid to rest at Warren-Powers Cemetery in rural Polk County.
The controversy began when his family recently had a headstone installed on his grave. One side lists his name, date of birth and death and a family saying, “If you don’t listen, you’ll have to feel.” The other side of the stone is where the controversy lies.
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Carved into the stone is the epitaph: “Forever in our hearts until we meet again, dear memories known as our son, brother, father, father, uncle, friend and cousin”. However, due to careful spacing of the type, the phrase “F*** OFF” can be found by reading the first letter of each line vertically.
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Owens’ family says it wasn’t profanity, at least not toward their father. “It was an affection,” says his daughter, “if he said that to you, it meant he liked you. If he didn’t like you, he didn’t talk to you.” The family say Steve didn’t know about the inscription before his passing, but they’re sure he’d laugh about it now.
However, the prank is not laughing at some in the community and families of others laid to rest nearby. The cemetery is located in Camp Township and is overseen by their board of directors. According to the board, the Owens family and the monument company that made the headstone had both been told the marker could not be placed in the cemetery. The board says it does not allow profanity on monuments because “the others who have a place in the cemetery have a right to decency,” according to an emailed statement.
The board says the monument maker placed the stone anyway, despite being denied. The board says it was told the monument maker told the trustees they would have to seek their own legal action against the Owens family. The board says community members are reportedly organizing their own legal response. “They do not want, nor do they appreciate, the stone being in the cemetery,” reads the board’s statement, “This community will not stop until they have the tombstone removed.”
Steve Owens’ family says they hope all parties can come to an agreement and allow the stone to remain. They say they’re not trying to offend anyone with their tribute to their father, but “that’s who he is.”
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2-day weather forecast Current 51° Partly cloudy Tonight 46° Partly cloudy Precipitation: 0% Tomorrow 69° Mostly sunny Precipitation: 0%In the centuries before texting and e-mail gave birth to ubiquitous linguistic shorthand terms like LOL, TTYL and IMHO, Jews were not only the people of the book, but the people of the acronym.
Acronyms—in Hebrew, Aramaic, and transliteration—appear frequently in Jewish correspondence, books, spoken conversations, and even on tombstones. Famous rabbis are often referred to by their acronyms. Even books, like the Hebrew Bible, are often identified in this abbreviated way.
Below are some of the most common acronyms and abbreviations organized alphabetically (in English transliteration) by category. If no English initials appear, it means that English initials are not used for this term. Did we miss an important one? Leave it in the comments below or email us at [email protected].
When used: Some traditional Jews put these letters in the top corner of every piece of written material.
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When used: When writing a letter to someone who is alive. As in “Dear David N”Y, how are you?..”
What it means: Literally Hebrew for “memories of blessing,” usually translated as “may his or her memory be a blessing.”
Pronounced: noon ayin (the names of these two Hebrew letters) ornoo-KHAH EH-den (for women) or noo-KHOH EH-den (for men)
What it means: Hebrew for “here lies” or “here is buried.” A variation on this is pay tet (פּ״ט), which stands for
Universe/university Cemetery Designated As A Historic Texas Cemetery
What it means: Hebrew for “the owner/lord of a good name,” this was the title given to Israel ben Eliezer (1698-1760), the founder of Hasidic Judaism.
Stands for: Rabbi Moshe (Moses) Ben Maimon, also commonly known as Maimonides, the prolific and influential scholar of the 12th century originally from Spain. The following is a press release created by Vicki Betts after she and others worked diligently to have Universe/University Cemetery designated as a Historic Texas Cemetery.
(TYLER), Texas – The Texas Historical Commission (THC) recently designated Universe/University Cemetery, located off Nottingham Lane east of Tyler, as a Historic Texas Cemetery. The distinction means the cemetery has been legally registered through the THC’s Cemetery Preservation Program, an important step in ensuring its preservation.
The designation is reserved for cemeteries that are at least 50 years old and documented through the Historic Texas Cemetery designation process to record their historical association and significance.
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“Cemeteries are important keys to Texas history. Designation as a Historic Texas Cemetery helps increase public awareness of these important cultural resources,” said Mark Wolfe, executive director of THC. “Knowledge and education are among the best ways to ensure the preservation of a historic cemetery at.”
Members of the Smith County Historical Society worked on the nomination process for nearly a year. They have also shared information with the Texas Freedom Colonies Project Atlas and Study at Texas A&M University, which documents the unmapped black settlements in Texas. The Smith County Historical Society would accept any photographs, memorabilia or stories of the universe community that may be scanned or photographed.
Cemeteries hold valuable historical information and are often the last reminders of early settlement’s historical events, religious beliefs, lifestyle and genealogy. While the Historic Texas Cemetery designation encourages cemetery preservation, it cannot guarantee that a historic cemetery will avoid destruction. Threats to historic cemeteries include urban expansion and development, vandalism, grazing animals, and long-term deterioration from weather and uncontrolled vegetation.
THC developed the Historic Texas Cemetery designation to address the destruction of historic cemeteries and the illegal removal of cemetery inventory. Any individual or organization is eligible to submit an application for this designation.
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For additional information on Historic Texas Cemetery designation or to receive an application, contact THC’s History Programs Division at 512-461-5853 or [email protected].
On January 29, 1870, William Taylor and Ben Goss, freedman, of Smith County, Texas, deeded 3.5 acres of land to Orange Humphreys, Robert Daniel, James Evans, Daniel Curtis and Ben Goss, trustees of the University Colored Church, for use as church grounds. It eventually included the cemetery, also known as the Universe Cemetery. On July 3, 1891, Ben Goss deeded another acre out of his James Kelly survey land to the trustees of the Universe Church, CME, but on Tyler-Henderson Road, indicating that the original site was no longer used as a church, but that continued to be used as a cemetery as evidenced by grave marker dates. On September 19, 2007, Rev. Donald R. Madlock, Sr., Trustee of the University Colored Church, a/k/a/ Universal C.M.E. Church, sold the property, including the cemetery, to Bobby Joe Manziel.
The origin of the name University Colored Church is unknown, but in the 1870 census, James Sears, 36, a white teacher born in New York, was living with the Goss family. Perhaps there was a dream of a black college in the future. Universe School (African-American) was later located nearby on Old Henderson Highway, part of Liberty Hill School District No. 31. In 1938 it was a one-teacher school with 23 students. It later consolidated with the Jackson School District.
According to Findagrave.com, there are 319 graves at Universe Cemetery. The oldest marked grave in the cemetery is from 1871 and the most recent is from 2005. Among those buried in the Universe is W. A. Peete, a leading black educator in early 20th century Tyler, who was also a Republican party leader and a local contributor to
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Newspaper. Tyler’s Peete Elementary School is named after him. Myles Anderson was an All-American running back for Texas College (Tyler), an educator and a coach. The top four last names in Universe Cemetery are Goss, Murphy, Henry and McDaniel. Sixty-three individuals were known to have been born into slavery, probably many more who did not list dates of birth or whose graves are unmarked. The cemetery includes headstones for six World War I veterans and seven World War II veterans.
The cemetery is currently heavily overgrown with young pine, young oak trees, shrubs and brier vines. Several large pine trees have died and fallen, damaging fences and markings.
This cemetery is on private property (map from THC (1)). For more information on historic cemetery preservation, visit www.thc.texas.gov/cemetery
The Smith County Historical Society provides research information only and has no authority over the physical preservation of cemeteries. My 2011 article on Jewish tombstone symbols has long been one of the most popular posts on this site. In that article I discuss the symbols found on Jewish tombstones, but not the text. I wrote in the first paragraph that I will probably write about the text at some point in the future. Unfortunately I waited nine years to do it,