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As they did in the past , when neighbors and kin participate in a death watch they
assure family members that they are not alone . Watchers continue to maintain a
death vigil out of a sense of respect and a feeling that it is the proper thing to do ...
derly preacher in Russell County , Virginia , who had taken part in many
ceremonies , complained that while there was no time frame in the past , recent
funerals he had been asked to conduct were limited to about twenty minutes ,
which was ...
Mourners file past the casket while music plays and then the director prepares for
the procession to the cemetery . Music has always been an integral part of the
culture and social events in central Appalachia . 40 The emotional appeal of a ...
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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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