Southern Calls Issue 28

Southern Calls Magazine Vol. 28

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There’s definitely an eye for history in Issue 28, from the service-minded 3rd generation funeral director Jim Lowe of Burlington, NC, to the newly-recognized National Register of Historic Places Vines Funeral Home of LaFayette, Alabama, and out to Marshalltown, Iowa where we visit with Marty Mitchell and the Iowa Funeral Museum – we love the history of the funeral profession. It is rich with tradition, quality, reverence to a certain way of doing things, and the dignity of serving. Our 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.

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Rewards of the Cremators

Rewards of the Cremators

Casket and Sunnyside - December, 1906 There are in Manila and vicinity some first class crematories erected on American designs and controlled by Americans. These crematories are utilized to burn the bodies of dead horses, dogs and other animals. The natives employed...

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Seated Burial Casket

Seated Burial Casket

SEATED BURIAL CASKET,  Patent No. 964439Application filed December 18, 1909, Patented July 12, 1910 To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, ANGELO RAFFAELE LERRO, a subject of the King of Italy, residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented certain...

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Funeral of a Midget

Funeral of a Midget

Che Mah (1838-1926) Striving towards a normal life in spite of an abnormal body, this dwarf was twice married, amassed a small fortune, and died at 88. -- The South Bend Tribune, September 30, 1956 Southern Calls, Vol. 22, December 2018 Funeral director Thomas C....

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Aftermath of an Execution

Aftermath of an Execution

“. . . We are not here to judge him but to bury him. May God have mercy on his soul.” Southern Calls, Vol. 21, September 2018 . . . We left to go to the funeral and were told that a minister was going to be in the chapel, where we were going to have services. Earlier...

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Martha Was Right!

Martha Was Right!

Undertakings Southern Calls, Vol. 23, March 2019 Martha Elizabeth Beall Mitchell gained worldwide recognition for her outspokenness during the Watergate scandal – a scandal that forced President Richard Nixon to resign from office on August 9, 1974. She was a renowned...

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