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So Long, Southern Style

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As the Triangle area and the South culture changes, funerals and funeral culture has stayed the same. The types of funerals people attend are categorized using the books of famous Southern authors. William Faulkner’s, Mark Twain’s, Reynolds Price’s, and Eudora Welty’s stories about funerals are used to determine whether a funeral will be about the motivations of relatives of the deceased, intense emotions of happiness, sadness, or humor, or exaggerations of the deceased’s life, personality, and accomplishments.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 41, December 14-20 1989, p9-11