A new 700-page book, Cemeteries of the Smokies, published by the Great Smoky Mountains Association, serves as an exhaustive guide to graves in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Through photographs, oral histories and scholarship, the tome also sheds light on the unique world of Appalachian burial lore and traditions.
When you think about the Great Smoky Mountains, your thoughts might not immediately jump to death and destruction. But that is exactly what adventure travel writer David Brill of Morgan County, Tenn., dives into with his new book, “Into the Mist: Tales of Death and Disaster, Mishaps and Misdeeds, Misfortune and Mayhem in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”
“I hope her family gets closure one day and her case is eventually solved and the culprit or culprits are found and punished accordingly.”
“Of one thing I am confident: ‘underneath are the Everlasting Arms’ (Deuteronomy 33:27, King James version) — which invokes a profound trust in the ongoing Creative Energy called Love that nurtures and sustains all of Life.”
Death is inevitable, yet many people are caught off guard for it. Planning for your death can help survivors save time and money while allowing them to focus on more important matters.
Until he cared for his dying daughter two years ago, Said Osio could not have imagined having a conversation about death. As her caregiver, he realized, “There is a belief in our culture that if we talk about death with someone who is ill, it’s in a way acknowledging defeat.” Osio co-directs Third Messenger, an informal […]
Team to remember him with moment of silence at July 4th home game, other events to come
“Green burial makes the earth smile.”
“And it’s real cheap, too.”
Contemplating your last move? Or helping someone who is? You may want to consider the natural mortuary alternatives offered by West Asheville’s Bury Me Naturally.
The local painter, sculptor and gallery owner passed away following a recent stroke.
The inspiration for launching a business can come from the unlikeliest of sources. The death industry, for example, is lucrative and about as steady as they come—but that’s where the attraction ends for most entrepreneurs, who prefer something a little sunnier. Ashes to ashes: Adrienne Crowther displays some specially handcrafted cremation urns marketed through her […]