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When someone was dying , they would ring the bell to notify everyone .
According to Esther Sanderson , it was nothing short of a crime for the neighbors
not to " set up " with someone who was ill or dead . 52 In a 1981 interview , a
woman in ...
In the modern - day mountains , however , with the prevalence of embalming ,
coroner ' s offices , and medical facilities and practitioners , there is very little
chance that someone will be buried alive . Authors such as William Lynwood
Montell in ...
The offensive odor from the decaying body or the scene inside the coffin could
make even the strongest stomach queasy : “ Someone opened the casket , which
the neighbors had constructed for the body . One whole side of her face had ...
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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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