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46 In a 1979 interview , an elderly woman in Braxton County , West Virginia ,
explained : “ There were no hospitals to take them to , so we used home
remedies such as onion poultices for colds and sore throats , sheep nanny tea for
fevers , yar ...
A funeral director in Russell County , Virginia , told me that in the twenties the
coal company provided coffins in its company store and had a little embalming
room nearby . When somebody died , the body was taken there for preparation .
C . Gardner , Clever County ( New York : Fleming H . Revell , 1931 ) , 61 ; H .
Hatcher , Tunnel Hill ( Indianapolis : Bobbs - Merrill , 1931 ) , 199 ; H . Hornsby ,
Lonesome Valley ( New York : William Sloane Associates , 1949 ) , 29 ;
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Death and dying in central Appalachia: changing attitudes and practicesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Crissman (sociology, Illinois Benedictine Coll.) presents a scholarly investigation of the funeral customs of the Central Appalachian region. The author maintains that the isolation and ... Read full review
Familism Neighborliness and the Death Watch
Preparation of the Body
Burial Receptacles and Grave Digging
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