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Miss. man wakes up in body bag at funeral home
WFLA ^ | 02-28-2014 | AP

Posted on 02/28/2014 11:46:42 AM PST by PaulCruz2016

LEXINGTON, Miss. - Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.

Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard calls it a miracle that 78-year-old Walter Williams is alive.

The coroner was called to Williams' home in Lexington, a community north of Jackson, where family members believed he had died.

Howard says Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag.

(Excerpt) Read more at wfla.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bodybag; dead; funeral; mississippi
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1 posted on 02/28/2014 11:46:42 AM PST by PaulCruz2016
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To: null and void
Who has the almost dead ping list?

/johnny

2 posted on 02/28/2014 11:48:54 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I hate when that happens.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 11:49:27 AM PST by upsdriver
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To: PaulCruz2016

“But it was just a funeral parlor,
And he asked me who I was...


4 posted on 02/28/2014 11:49:36 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: PaulCruz2016
Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard calls it a miracle that 78-year-old Walter Williams is alive.

No, it's a miracle that you have the coroner's job when you can't even tell if a man is dead or alive.

5 posted on 02/28/2014 11:52:15 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: PaulCruz2016

This is why the traditional “wake” was once held. My grandfather’s body was placed on the kitchen table and a multi-day party commenced.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 11:52:19 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Holy catz, can you even imagine?

I don’t know that I’d agree with the coroner that it’s a miracle. But I suppose that works better for him than saying that his own gross negligence nearly killed someone.


7 posted on 02/28/2014 11:52:22 AM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Darksheare; Tax-chick; Monkey Face

“almost dead ping list”
Ping.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 11:52:27 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

That can’t be a good way to start out the day.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 11:52:33 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Well, it was in the bag!


10 posted on 02/28/2014 11:52:56 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Waking up in a body bag.

Now *there’s* some good, old-fashioned nightmare fuel.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 11:53:38 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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12 posted on 02/28/2014 11:54:04 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Darksheare
Who has the almost dead ping list?

Darksheare?

13 posted on 02/28/2014 11:54:26 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Old Man: (feebly) I’m not dead!
Cart-master: (suprised) What?
Man: Nothing! Here’s your ninepence....
Old Man: I’m not dead!
Cart-master: ‘Ere! ‘E says ‘e’s not dead!
Man: Yes he is.
Old Man: I’m not!
Cart-master: ‘E isn’t?
Man: Well... he will be soon— he’s very ill...
Old Man: I’m getting better!
Man: No you’re not, you’ll be stone dead in a moment.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 11:54:47 AM PST by albie
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To: JRandomFreeper; null and void
Who has the almost dead ping list?

billy crystal

15 posted on 02/28/2014 11:54:48 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: PaulCruz2016; a fool in paradise

That’s what they mean when they talk about waking up dead!


16 posted on 02/28/2014 11:54:59 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: PaulCruz2016; a fool in paradise

I bet the dude was a Grateful Dead!


17 posted on 02/28/2014 11:55:48 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

His bell, figuratively speaking was ringing.

In olden days some were buried with a string through the coffin, through a tube to a bell above ground to alert passers by the deceased was not. It has been known to happen throughout history.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 12:00:19 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I almost had a mini stroke, until I heard it wasn’t OUR Walter Williams.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 12:01:24 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: PaulCruz2016; Gamecock; Larry Lucido

Welcome back to Earth, Walter.

I hear a similar thing happened to Cosmo Kramer when he didn’t get enough sleep.


20 posted on 02/28/2014 12:03:17 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Hardastarboard

All’s well, it was THEIR Walter Williams, let ‘im croak!


21 posted on 02/28/2014 12:04:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: moose07

Close enough...LOL!

*shudder*


22 posted on 02/28/2014 12:08:41 PM PST by Monkey Face (The world is a magical place full of people waiting to be offended by something.)
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To: trisham

So i guess you guys ate out for a few days


23 posted on 02/28/2014 12:17:27 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Cementjungle

Earlier the coroner was remarking how strange it was that it took 6 people to restrain him during the autopsy.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 12:17:59 PM PST by posterchild
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To: PaulCruz2016

I helped the mortuary people take care of both my parents i helped get them ready for the bag wrapped them up in the sheet and place them in the bag and i zipped them both up helped them onto the gurney and wheeled them to the vehicle put them inside and shut the door and stood watch till the vehicle was out of site both my sister thought I was crazy


25 posted on 02/28/2014 12:21:22 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Reminds me of a guy at work. If you think the dead don’t come back to life, don’t get in this guy’s way at quitting time.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 12:21:49 PM PST by 22202NOVA ("Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage." -- H.L. Mencken)
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To: upsdriver

Ack! You beat me to it lol


27 posted on 02/28/2014 12:24:28 PM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: al baby

I wasn’t there, but it’s my understanding that those who attended brought food. :)


28 posted on 02/28/2014 12:27:18 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; airborne; Aloysius88; Altariel; Americanwolf; ..

“Who has the almost dead ping list?”

You rang?
I deny ever waking up in a body bag.


29 posted on 02/28/2014 12:32:46 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: null and void; JRandomFreeper

‘Face also has the Undead/Almost Dead ping list.


30 posted on 02/28/2014 12:35:09 PM PST by Monkey Face (The world is a magical place full of people waiting to be offended by something.)
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To: Darksheare
I figured it was the coffee. Next comes the screaming and yelling and bleeding....

/johnny

31 posted on 02/28/2014 12:35:29 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Monkey Face

One of those things you just don’t ever want to experience. *Spine Chiller*


32 posted on 02/28/2014 12:36:51 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Darksheare
I find my Better Half zips me up in one (a body bag) every night after sleep and am fully awake, then I go make coffee for my Better Half. Only woke up at morgue twice though. I must have been really evil those two times. I empathize with this Mississippi man. He must be evil too.
33 posted on 02/28/2014 12:37:19 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Chode

“Bring out your dead!”


34 posted on 02/28/2014 12:39:12 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: moose07

am still upset you get time off for good behavior ... I have to sneak mine.


35 posted on 02/28/2014 12:39:14 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Darksheare
I deny ever waking up in a body bag.

Darks ... you're on better behavior than I thought. She has you trained well ....

36 posted on 02/28/2014 12:41:16 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: PaulCruz2016

He must have been soaking wet. I’ve used a body bag as a bivy sack camping. Those things don’t breathe at all and get very wet inside just from exhaling.


37 posted on 02/28/2014 12:42:07 PM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: PaulCruz2016; WKB; Black Agnes; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; wardaddy; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

Magnolia State Ping
38 posted on 02/28/2014 12:42:28 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Darksheare

or a morgue or a coffin or a crypt


39 posted on 02/28/2014 12:47:24 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Revolting cat!

He definitely needed a miracle! He’s gone? Not quite. He must not be a friend of the devil, or he’d be goin to he’ll in a bucket. Enough of the Dead puns. One more and everyone will start throwing stones!


40 posted on 02/28/2014 12:47:47 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: moose07

I have claustrophobia, so imagining this was almost traumatic. *shudder-shudder*


41 posted on 02/28/2014 12:48:37 PM PST by Monkey Face (The world is a magical place full of people waiting to be offended by something.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
But wait. Just hold on there a minute.
The story states that Mr Williams was “pronounced dead”. We assume this was done by a doctor or the county coroner. Can a lowly funeral home embalmer over rule either of these highly educated officials? I think not.
42 posted on 02/28/2014 12:52:15 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: Tupelo

It’s the power of wemen. Doctors and coroners fear the wemens too, if the doctors or coroners are men. They ain’t stupid.


43 posted on 02/28/2014 12:56:08 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Monkey Face

Proof that ya gotta watch the quiet ones...


44 posted on 02/28/2014 12:56:10 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: no-to-illegals
am still upset you get time off for good behavior ...
It's in the contract...(P.P.P.P.P.P) :)

I have to sneak mine.
...Come the Revolution...

45 posted on 02/28/2014 12:58:01 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: trisham
This is why the traditional “wake” was once held. My grandfather’s body was placed on the kitchen table and a multi-day party commenced

My Great Grandfather was a doctor up into the late 1930's. He told his wife when he passed to leave him alone in the house and come back in a day or so to have the undertaker get him. Yes he was afraid of being mistaken for dead.

Today EMT's sending an EKG strip to a doctor or a nurse checking vital signs and pupils can pronounced someone clinically and legally dead.

46 posted on 02/28/2014 12:59:22 PM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: moose07
I knew I should have asked for prenuptial.
47 posted on 02/28/2014 12:59:48 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Darksheare; JRandomFreeper; Tax-chick; null and void; Monkey Face
Sooooooo close.

We almost had our third vivisepulture thread of the year.

48 posted on 02/28/2014 1:01:21 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Darksheare

For the last time, I wasn’t responsible!

No one saw me and you can’t prove anything, besides.


49 posted on 02/28/2014 1:01:46 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: JRandomFreeper

“They took my eyes!”

No they haven’t, they’re still in your head.

“I can’t see!”

Put down your coffee mug.

“I need the coffee to LIIIIIVE!”


50 posted on 02/28/2014 1:05:29 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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