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... cemetery with dirt . At that time , I became curious about who these people
were , how they had died , why they were buried so far back in the mountains ,
why I had to keep adding dirt to these burial spots , and why some had
Papa was her baby , but she had raised Uncle Rufe ' s boy , little Leslie , until he
died when he was five years old . And she was just hollerin ' , “ I want my baby ! " I
went to the door , and Papa and a bunch was out in the yard talkin ' . And I said ...
where they died , and the body was then transported to the mountains for burial .
Due to curiosity , a desire for one last look , or a need to determine whether the
body in the coffin was the loved one , the burial receptacle was opened one last ...
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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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