Miscellaneous Quiz / Epitaphs: Word Play

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Can you figure out who was buried based on word play in the epitaph?

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Here lies [full name].
Four slugs from a 44,
no Les, no more.

Jedediah Goodwin, [occupation]
Born 1828

Here lies Johnny [surname].
Pardon me for not rising.

Stranger tread
This ground with gravity.
[occupation] Brown
Is filling his last cavity.

Under the sod and under the trees
Lies the body of Jonathan [surname].
He is not here, there's only the pod:
[surname] shelled out and went to God.

Here lies the body of Detlof Swenson.
God finally caught his eye.

Here lies an honest lawyer.
And that is [surname].

G. Winch, the [occupation], lies buried here.
In life he was both hale and stout.
Death brought him to his bitter bier.
Now in heaven he hops about.

Reader if cash thou are
In want of any
Dig 4 feet deep
And thou wilt find a [surname].


To the Green Memory
Of William Hawkings, [occupation]:
Planted Here With Love and Care
By His Grieving Colleagues

Here lies Ann [surname],
Who lived an old maid
But died an old [surname].

He was literally a father
To all the children of the Parish.

[Full name]
Gone away
Owin' more
Than he could pay.

I was somebody.
Who, is no business of yours.

Here beneath this pile of stones
Lies all thats left of Sally [alias].
Her name was Smith, not [alias],
But [alias] was used
To rhyme with stones.

On the 22nd of June
- Jonathan [surname] -
Went out of tune.

In Memory of Beza [surname]
Here lies one [surname]
Enclosed in wood
One [surname] / Within another.
The outer wood / Is very good;
We cannot praise / The other

Here lies the corpse of [occupation] Chard,
Who fill'd half of this churchyard.

At last I get top billing.

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