Headstone atop Cash's grave in Sunset Cemetery, Shelby. If you look closely at the top right corner, you will see evidence of souvenir hunters having chipped off small pieces through the years. The inscription reads: "A great mind, a sweet nature, a scholar, author and editor. He loved the South with intensity and was to all a friend. 'God's finger touched him and he slept.' 'Behind the dim unknown standeth God within the shadow keeping watch above his own.' " The latter line, chosen by Cash's father for inclusion on the stone, is from James Russell Lowell's The Present Crisis, ca. 1865.