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Lonnie Holloway is buried in his car.

Buried in his Pontiac

Field review by the editors.

Saluda, South Carolina

Lonnie Holloway was a man who got what he wanted. In the end, what he wanted was to be buried in his car.

Holloway began his posthumous planning three years before he died at age 90. He told his sister, who he correctly guessed would outlive him, that he wanted to be buried sitting in the driver's seat of his green 1973 Pontiac Catalina. He purchased a large cemetery plot next to a lightly used road, so the car could easily be driven to the grave site. He also told his sister that he wanted all of his guns piled on the passenger seat and buried with him, so they couldn't be used to kill anyone.

Holloway, his car, and his guns were buried on September 8, 2009. He's still sitting down there in the Catalina, dressed in his best suit and favorite hat.

Buried in his Pontiac

Rock Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

Address:
130 Rock Hill Rd, Saluda, SC
Directions:
Rock Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. From Main St. at the south end of Saluda turn east (no stoplight) onto US-178/Batesburg Hwy. Drive about one mile. Turn right (no stoplight) onto Rock Hill Rd. You'll see a church ahead on the right. Just past it, turn right. You'll see a cemetery ahead on the right. The Holloway grave is at the end of this road, next to it, on the right.
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