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Except in family and church burial grounds , cemetery or funeral home personnel
generally dig and fill the graves and ... During certain seasons , and in inclement
weather , sometimes it was difficult to get to the burial ground to dig a grave and ...
In the winter , before heavy machinery was available to do the work , mountain
people had to deal with frozen ground that picks and shovels could not penetrate
. They were sometimes able to build a fire on the ground at each step that the ...
Before the casket is lowered into the ground , some ministers provide a committal
service , which at least partially resembles the earlier graveside funerals . A short
, fairly unemotional ceremony , with the casket closed in most cases , precedes ...
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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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