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He died sitting in a chair in the living room , so they left him there , sat with him
during the night , sung hymns , and then buried the body the next day . Another
West Virginian recollected that wakers pitched pennies on the hearth , and later ...
In classical Athens , sepulchral iconography included the name and parentage of
the dead person and occasionally the word farewell , the restrained grief of the
living , and the image of the deceased performing a familiar act for the last time .
R . O . Blood and D . M . Wolfe , Husbands and Wives : The Dynamics of Married
Living ( New York : Free Press , 1960 ) ; C . C . Zimmerman , Family and
Civilization ( New York : Harper and Brothers , 1948 ) . 8 . M . McKee and I .
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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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