Wildman's Doomsday-Proof Tombstone
Dent Myers became famous (or infamous) as the proprietor of Wildman's Civil War Surplus in downtown Kennesaw. Convinced that the world would end in late 2012, he had a 15-foot-tall monolith erected in the local cemetery engraved with his name, his Civil War re-enactor tile ("Lt. Gen. Dent Myers CSA Ret."), and his death year of 2012 -- even though he was still very much alive. The monolith, which weighs several tons, had been quarried a hundred years earlier for a Confederate statue -- a fitting stone for Dent, who firmly believes in The Lost Cause and who was told by a psychic that he was the reincarnation of Stonewall Jackson.
The monolith is flanked with the Third National Flag of the Confederacy and the former state flag of Georgia (retired in 2001, to Dent's dismay, because it used the Confederate Battle Flag). At the top of the stone is Dent's death mask. "It's in the pauper's row," Dent said of the monolith, proud that it's taller than any other marker in the cemetery.
Dent insists that he didn't choose the stone specifically to survive the End Times. It will, however, ensure that he'll always be a notable figure in Kennesaw.