The Art of Undertaking: Limited Set of 3 Prints

$375.00

THE ART OF UNDERTAKING
Series by Southern Calls – 16” x 20”

• Set of 3 Prints
• Limited Edition of 250
• $375 including shipping

**Frame is NOT Included


Print 1
The Visitation
Christopher Allred, Photographer

Ardell Lanier   |   4 pm – 8 pm   |   Friday, April 4, 2014
Lanier True Value Hardware in Lexington, North Carolina

The family chose their father’s beloved hardware store, an anchor of Uptown Lexington for three quarters of a century, as the location for his visitation. Ardell and his wife of 73 years, Edna, founded the store in 1940. Ardell was famous in Lexington because he took great pleasure in giving away the roses he grew in his garden. That esteemed tradition continued even after his death. Buckets of long-stem roses were by the door at his visitation and funeral, giving those in attendance one last chance to honor his memory by taking one home with them.

Jack and Dan Briggs & staff of Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington served the family of Mr. Lanier – Volume 4, Southern Mourning


Print 2
In the Line of Duty
Keith Driggers, Photographer

Shortly after the Sofa Super Store fire began on June 18, 2007, nine brave men sacrificed their lives . . . in the line of duty.

The funeral service for the Charleston 9 Firefighters was planned and implemented in three days. This tremendous undertaking could not have happened were it not for the compassion and determination of dedicated men and women of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association, responding to a call.

Funeral directors Melissa L. Clarke (left) and Erin Willis Franklin (right) of McAlister – Smith Funeral Home, Charleston, South Carolina, placing casket of Engineer Mark W. Kelsey – Volume 16, Southern Mourning


Print 3
The Recessional
Mac Brown, Photography

“Red clay fills the hole left in our hearts. Only flowers remain as guardians of the grave, until they too wither and die. Rows of headstones remind us of a new reality. Homeward bound.”  Luke Teague, Southern Calls

Donna Vaughn, owner of Vaughn Funeral Home in Spring City, Tennessee, was brought home from the hospital as a newborn in this now collectable coach by her funeral director father, Alfred “Tink” Vaughn. The vintage 1955 Meteor Cadillac hearse combination was taken out of service in the mid-1960s and relegated to the family farm, where it sat for decades before being rescued, or perhaps resurrected, from its shallow grave.

“The hearse was used for my friend, Joan Foust, the only time I’ve ever used it and probably ever will.”  Donna Vaughn – Volume 9, Passions

Product Includes Free Shipping

In stock

Unlimited Access to All of Our Stories, Right At Your Fingertips.

Starting June 1st, not only will Subscribers receive their 4 print magazines a year, but will also have exclusive access to additional online articles, as well as the ability to read all Southern Calls magazine articles as they become available only.

1 Year Southern Calls Subscription

$60.00 for 1 year

2 Year Southern Calls Subscription

$100.00 for 2 years

Don't be left out on June 1st, and subscribe today!

Unlimited Access to All of Our Stories, Right At Your Fingertips.

Starting June 1st, not only will Subscribers receive their 4 print magazines a year, but will also have exclusive access to additional online articles, as well as the ability to read all Southern Calls magazine articles as they become available only.

Issue 27 Available Now

Issue 27 Available Now

It’s all about the B’s for our latest issue… from the small Southern town of Bremen, Georgia, to urban downtown Baltimore, Maryland and out to a cattle pasture in Brewton, Alabama we cover a broad range of People, Places, and Passions – and there’s even real Bees (see Passions article). The photos are compelling, the stories are moving, and they’re all told from a Funeral Director’s Perspective. There’s only one place you can find inspiration like this, Southern Calls – The Journal of the Funeral Profession.

read more