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Funerals and Decoration Day

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Funerals were often delayed for weeks, months or even years following a death, and were sometimes held during a cemetery’s annual Decoration Day. There are many similarities between the funeral ... More


Sacramental Expressions

John Hayes

in Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635323
eISBN:
9781469635330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635323.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks closely at a related group of practices and beliefs: grave decoration, Christmas lore, folk sermons, baptism, and praying spots. It traces the New South practice of decorating ... More


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