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Occasionally burial garments are purchased prior to death or selected during
preplanning with the funeral home . ... While the deceased was once interred in
black or dark clothing or occasionally white , today , burial clothes come in all
30 At the end of the funeral service or the committal ceremony someone
occasionally opened the casket so that family members could place personal
items inside with the corpse , a tradition that stems back thousands of years .
Excavations of ...
Occasionally , all the rescuers could do was douse the corpses with a disinfectant
or astringent to suppress the odor and prevent the transmission of disease , put
them in coffins , and hoist them to the surface for a quick burial . Some miners ...
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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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