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The Funerals
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Bonnie Parker
Bonnie's Tombstone
Clyde and Buck's Shared Tombstone
 

After being embalmed, their bodies were moved from Arcadia and taken to Dallas. Bonnie and Clyde had expressed a desire to be buried together, but the Parker family ruled that out, saying that he had her long enough and got her killed.

However, Bonnie had requested that when the time came, she be taken home for viewing and not to a funeral home. That hope was made impossible by the crowds that surrounded the Parker house, so Bonnie‘s body, accompanied by her brother, Hubert “Buster” Parker, was taken from Arcadia, Louisiana to the McKamy-Campbell Funeral Home, located on Forest Avenue in Dallas. A crowd that soon swelled to thousands was present outside the funeral home in hopes of seeing the body. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 1934, Bonnie Parker’s funeral services were held. She was buried at the Fishtrap Cemetery in Dallas, beneath a tombstone that read, “As the flowers are all made sweeter by the sunshine and the dew - So this old world is made brighter by the lives of folks like you.”

Among the thousands of flowers and cards sent to the funeral home, were those from famous criminals, John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd, each of whom would meet a similar fate within six months! In 1945, Bonnie's body was removed and interred at Crown Hill Cemetery in Dallas.

Clyde Barrow’s body was taken to the Sparkman-Holt-Brand Morticians, located in the A.H. Belo mansion in downtown Dallas. Thousands gathered outside, while Barrow’s private funeral was held at sunset on Friday, May 25, 1934. He was buried in Western Heights Cemetery in Dallas, beneath a granite tombstone shared with his brother Marvin “Buck” Barrow. On the tombstone is the epitaph, “Gone, but not forgotten.”

 

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