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Music is still an important part of the central Appalachian funeral , though the
shorter services allow for fewer songs . Occasionally , the family requests
instrumental music rather than singing . The old hymns are still popular , and
often choirs ...
11 As America grew as a nation , identifying the graves of loved ones became
even more important . For Christians , the body of the deceased needed to be
protected until Judgment Day . Many Americans wanted to visit the site of
Biographical and any other important data was entered for each family member .
When the person responsible for preserving the Bible ( usually the eldest male or
female in the extended family network ) died , the Bible was passed down to the ...
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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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