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Mark Higgins operates funeral homes in Durham, Pittsboro, Oxford, and Franklinton. His company does about 450 funerals and cremations a year and generates around $2.5 million a year in sales, making it a medium-sized company.
The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina conducted a study of coffin-making in Charleston to learn more about Low Country burial customs. The study showed varied roles of Charleston woodworkers in the undertaking process, but scanty documentation and lack of actual coffins for examination leave much of their involvement to conjecture.