Southern Calls Magazine Vol. 13

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In this issue:

PEOPLE –  Michelle Johnston  |  Tyler, Texas
Michelle Johnston is blessed to be one of those people who just knew what they wanted to be from an early age. As a child, Johnston envisioned becoming a medical examiner. In high school she realized it was the care of the dead that interested her, not the investigative aspect of forensics, and shifted her focus to funeral service. It was during high school that Johnston was caught crashing funerals.

PLACES – The Professional Car Society
For over a century, the funeral coach has become somewhat of a pop culture phenomenon. The proverbial long, black Cadillac has been featured numerous times in movies and television, mentioned in song lyrics, published in novels, and is among the most easily distinguished vehicles on the street. Recognizing a hearse performing its duty may result in a deliberate pause of respect, showing a sense of solidarity in sadness. For others, the sighting may also induce intrigue, curiosity, and an appreciation for the art that is the automobile itself. Many funeral directors credit first hearse sightings as inspiring senses of duty and calling, while members of the Professional Car Society are connoisseurs fascinated by the uniqueness and craftsmanship of the masterful coachwork creations they collect.

PASSIONS – Regan Moreland  |  Alexander City, Alabama
Everyone has a moment in their life they will never forget – one that is engraved into your memory with vivid pictures, emotions or joy. It alters your future forever. It could be your wedding day, the birth of your first child, becoming a grandparent or traveling to a bucket-list destination. That moment for me was not joyful, but it did forever change the course of my life. Little did I know that losing my son halfway through my pregnancy would send me on a path of hope, healing and a passion for funeral service.

 

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Mitchell’s Journey

Mitchell’s Journey

I drove by your building a hundred thousand times and never once noticed it. Why would I? Death is what happens to other people. And when you have young children, mortality is the last thing on your mind. Instead, we're focused on young life and the promise of a...

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Issue 38 Available Now!

Issue 38 Available Now!

Featuring our exclusive article with the staff from Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home on the tragedy at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, Southern Calls Issue 38 brings you the details from a funeral director's perspective. And, as always, our December issue of Southern...

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Issue 37 Available Now!

Issue 37 Available Now!

What a unique collection of articles we have put together for our September issue -- read about the extraordinary details of the life and death of the world famous P.T. Barnum and his friend and performer General Tom Thumb, with lots of interesting facts and images...

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Jim Kurtz

Jim Kurtz

We probably have never met, but you may have seen me before. I was that little guy watching funerals from the steps of the Catholic school across the street from Galloway & Sons Funeral Home in Beeville, Texas. I especially loved seeing the big cars that led the...

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Bibber Memorial Chapel

Bibber Memorial Chapel

The air smells briny and gulls caw overhead. In the distance, against the backdrop of an iron-colored horizon, a few hearty lobstermen trawl the sea, braving the frigid temperatures. It’s snowing again, but that’s not newsworthy. It’s winter in Maine. Three miles up...

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Rhonda Keyes Pleasants

Rhonda Keyes Pleasants

Before reading any further, pause for a moment and reflect on your career, regardless of your age or your job title. Reminisce about opportunities that were afforded to you, both past and present. Consider equally decisions you made with the excitement of future...

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