Country Star George Jones' Headstone Tops Famous Celebrity Graves

PHOTO: Nancy Jones, widow of country music star George Jones, listens as the Jones Boys band plays as she sits at the memorial unveiled at the late singers grave Nov. 18, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Seven months after country music legend George Jones died at the age of 81, his headstone was unveiled at a cemetery in Nashville.

The monument rivals Jones' legacy in size and stature, featuring a giant stone arch, a guitar, a portrait of Jones, and a dedication, according to ABC News' Nashville affiliate, WKRN.

The gravestone has the words, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," etched across the top in tribute to Jones' most famous single. The stone guitar at the bottom of the monument reads "The Possum," Jones' nickname.

The headstone was unveiled just days ahead of a Nashville tribute show to Jones slated for Friday night and starring Brad Paisley, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Eric Church, WKRN reported.

Click through to check out some of the other most elaborate and most visited celebrity headstones.

PHOTO: The grave of Jimi Hendrix in Renton, Wash.
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Jimi Hendrix

Guitarist Jimi Hendrix died young, at age 27, and was memorialized in California with a stylized guitar on his headstone. Hendrix fans have come to place roses and other mementos at Greenwood Memorial Park since the star's death in 1970.

PHOTO: Jim Morrison's grave in the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France on Jan. 15, 2013.
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Jim Morrison

The Doors' frontman has drawn thousands of pilgrims to his famous gravesite at the Pére-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France, where Morrison was buried after his death at age 27. The headstone, which included a bronze bust of Morrison, is frequently the site of graffiti and tourist mementos left on and around the grave.

PHOTO: A view of the tombstone of songwriter Cindy Walker in the Mexia cemetery in Mexia, Texas, Feb. 9, 2007.
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Cindy Walker

Country star Cindy Walker died in 2006 at the age of 86 after a storied career as a singer and songwriter. Her elaborate headstone at a cemetery in Mexia, Texas, features a pink granite guitar

PHOTO: Yuki Shigeoka of Tokyo sits by the gravesite of martial arts leader and movie star Bruce Lee at a cemetery in Seattle, Wash. on the day of the 25th anniversary of Lee's death July 20, 1998.
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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee's headstone features a portrait of the famous martial artist and actor along with a stone book with a picture of a yin-yang sign. The grave stone sits next to that of Lee's son, Brandon Bruce Lee, and has drawn thousands of visitors to Lake View Cemetery in Seattle.

PHOTO: Gifts left by thousands of Elvis Presley fans left on his grave August 16, 2010 at Graceland Mansion, his residence in Memphis.
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Elvis

Long live the king! Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, was originally buried in a Memphis, Tenn., graveyard with his family. So many fans came to pay homage to him, however, his body was exhumed and moved to Graceland, Presley's mansion home in Memphis. Graceland now welcomes thousands of visitors a year who pay to see where Elvis lived and where he now is buried.

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