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  • 5. Mummy Matters by Hodge, Alan
     
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    Cancetto Farmica was a young Italian carnival worker who was killed in a fight just across the state line in South Carolina in 1911. The nearest place to have a body embalmed was in Laurinburg, North Carolina, at the McDougald Funeral Home. Founded in 1881, the home is today the oldest operating family-owned funeral service in the state. Farmica's father paid for the embalming and said he would sent money for the funeral. The money never came. The funeral home retained the body in a glass case. The business moved four times over a sixty-year period, and each time took the body, now known as the Laurinburg Mummy, with it. Hodge recounts events from these sixty years and the final disposition of the body.
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    Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 5, Oct 2005, p118-120, 122, il  (Periodical website)
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