Appalachian Funerals Are A Little Bit Different


In these modern times, the old homemade casket is mostly a thing forgotten. But not too many years ago, neighbors often got together, sharing the task of making a casket for a deceased friend.

In this photo, from taken before 1950, Floyd Day, Jim Day, and Jess Johnson, of Leslie County talk as they work to complete a casket.




Some of the most unusual tombstones to be found in Eastern Kentucky are rock house graves in the Hobbs - Spencer Cemetery on the Big Andy Ridge in Lee County. The rock houses were constructed in the 1800s and mark the graves of four children of Big Andy Spencer. (Photo Courtesy Of Bob Smith)

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