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In this book I have defined central Appalachia as the Appalachian sections of
Virginia , Tennessee , North Carolina , and Kentucky ( including the northeastern
and southeastern parts extending into the foothills ) , and the entire state of West
An elderly lady in western North Carolina stated that " the pallbearers would be
more than happy to carry the coffin , no matter how great the distance was . "
Since early coffins did not have handles , they were more difficult to carry then
Brewster et al . , The Frank C . Brown Collection , 254 . 24 . W . D . Hand , ed .
The Frank C . Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore , vol . 7 ( Durham , N .
C . : Duke University Press , 1964 ) , 84 . 25 . Bettis et al . , “ East Tennessee
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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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