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Preface I first encountered death when my maternal grandmother passed away in
1952 . Although I was very young , I can still remember my family members
gathered around her while she was ill , my mother ' s reaction when she received
Originally , news that a mountain man , woman , or child had passed away was
transmitted by word of mouth . If the distance was ... children performed the task ,
and in some cases , a person passing by was accosted and pressed into service .
Well , if someone has passed away , we ' d be pleased to show you our units . . . "
" H ' ain ' t nobody passed , goddammit , ” Clemmons growled . “ Ah jis ' wan ' to
git one of them white ' uns fer mah wife . " " Is your wife dead , sir ? " the man ...
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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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