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Lawrence L. “Jake” Branom…June 4, 1932 – May 28, 2017 - The Prowers Journal

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A celebration of life memorial service for lifetime McClave resident, Lawrence L. “Jake” Branom will be held at 2:00 PM Friday June 2, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. In-Urnment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery with military honors by the local VFW.Per Jake’s request, cremation will take place and there will be no public visitation.Jake was born on June 4, 1932 in McClave, CO to Leonidas Branom and Zelda Ailetha Longacre-Branom and departed this life on May 28, 2017 at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO at the age of 84.Jake was preceded in death by his parents; wife – Donna J. Sniff-Branom; son – Joe Cardinelli; daughter-in-law, Sue Cardinelli and siblings – Bill Branom and Don Branom.Jake is survived by five children – Angelo (Cindy) Cardinelli, Jr. of Hasty; Don (Kathy) Cardinelli of McClave; Jim (Shawn) Cardinelli of Hasty; Terri (Shaun) Beckett of McClave; and Kevin Branom also of McClave; by sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; two siblings – Samuel (Susan) Branom of Ft. Morgan, CO; and Arleta Allen of McClave, daughter-in-law, Debbie Cardinelli, sister-in-law, Peg Branom both...

Floyd Raymond Owen - The Chattanoogan

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hazel Owen; son, Terry Owen; parents, Arthur and Gladys Owen; brother, Herman Owen; and sisters, Geniva Demsey, Mabel Duckett and Thelma Hydas.Survivors are his daughter, Debra (Lamar) Plunkett, Ringgold; granddaughter, Tabitha Bohannon (Jamie Harris); two grandsons, Aaron Plunkett (Danielle Smith), and Greg Owen (Heather Fox);  five great-grandchildren, Wyatt Owen, Maddox and Parker Bohannon, Jaxson and Ingread Harris;  daughter-in-law, Sheila Owen; and several nieces and nephews.Services will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Reverend Bill Mason and Reverend Paul Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.The family would like to give a special thanks to Home Health Care and Amedisys Hospice of Dalton for their love and care.Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice of Dalton or Morris Hill Baptist Church.Visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share condolences to the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 18, from 4-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

Conn. college student dies after choking during pancake-eating contest - The Boston Globe

Saturday, April 08, 2017

New Jersey, and was a junior majoring in social work at the Roman Catholic school in Fairfield, Conn.‘‘It’s a tragic event that started out as something fun,’’ said Fairfield police Lieutenant Bob Kalamaras."It was just a tragic accident.’’When Nelson started choking at the contest, two nursing students who were there immediately began lifesaving measures and were quickly joined by police officers and paramedics, Kalamaras said. She was taken to a hospital in Bridgeport in critical but stable condition and transferred on Friday to New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email.Several thousand people gathered on the Sacred Heart campus Sunday night to remember Nelson, a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, and share their grief. A Mass dedicated to her was followed by an impromptu candlelight vigil.Nelson’s father, James Nelson, was a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in Manhattan. The 40-year-old was killed while trying to rescue people trapped in the World Trade Center. His obituary said he was survived by two daughters, 11-year-old Anne and 5-year-old Caitlin.School officials said counseling services were being provided.‘‘The SHU community is mourning today,’’ the school said in a statement Monday. ‘‘We ask that during this time you give Caitlin’s family and the members of the SHU community privacy while they grieve.’’According to her LinkedIn page, Caitlin was certified in youth mental health first aid and volunteered at the Resiliency Center of Newtown, a nonprofit group that provides free counseling and other services to people affected by the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six educa...

Obituaries from the Wednesday, March 22, 2017 issue of the Calhoun Times - Northwest Georgia News

Monday, April 03, 2017

He liked watching NASCAR and was a diehard Atlanta Braves fan.He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Vaughan and brothers, Donald Eugene Vaughan, Alton Lamar Vaughan, and Terry Lynn Vaughan.Survivors include his son, David Keith Vaughan of Cartersville; father, Kenneth Vaughan of Cartersville; grandchildren, Jerod, Aliyah, and Kinsley Vaughan; sister-in-law, Brenda Vaughan of Cartersville and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services was held Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Kingston, with Ministers Jack Kitchens, Ronnie Richardson, and James Kiser officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jovanni Flores, Ronnie Vaughan, Shane Dover, Bobby Flores, Ramiro Trevino, and Paden Vaughan. Honorary pallbearers include Gavin Vaughan, Derek Davis, Kaleb Waters, and Israel Dover.The family received friends Saturday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville.Sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.BartonFuneralHome.netR. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mr. Kenny Lee Vaughan.Mickey Van DanielMickey Van Daniel, age 66, of Winter Haven, Fla., and formerly of Calhoun, passed away Thursday, March 16, in Winter Haven.Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. H.A. Daniel and Lena Keith Daniel, a brother, Jerry Reid Daniel, sisters-in-law, Roberta Dickenson Daniel and Joanne Gilreath Daniel.He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Roxanne Sullivan Daniel of Winter Haven; son, Patrick Alton Daniel of Statesboro; daughter, Tricia Poindexter of Calhoun, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brothers and sisters-in law, Arleigh Daniel of Cartersville, Donald and Marjorie Daniel of Calhoun, Larry and Reba Daniel of Chatsworth; nephews and spouses, Craig and Jo Ann Daniel of Arnoldsville and Michael and Elyse Daniel of Bogart; other relatives and many friends.Mickey was a veteran and was retired from AT&T. He was a member of the American Legion and the Elks Club and was a former member of Belmont Baptist Church in Calhoun. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed singing as a hobby, recording some of his music to share with family and friends.A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at Belmont Baptist Church Family Life Center in Calhoun. The family will receive visitors following the service. On Wednesday, March 29, a service to celebrate Mickey’s life will be held in Winter Haven. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners’ Hospitals for Children.Tammy PasleyTammy Leigh Pasley, 46, of Calhoun, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. She was born in Floyd County on Sept. 9, 1970, daughter of the late Bill and Delores Walraven. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Alan Weaver.Tammy was a self-employed caregiver.She leaves behind her son, Austin Pasley; her daughters, Morgan Pasley, Meleigha Pasley and Raven Pasley; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Brent and Sharon Walraven, Barry Walraven, and Timmy and Shea...

Mount Zion Baptist Church in Orange place for support, love - Washington Times

Monday, April 03, 2017

Dunlap, opened the first preschool for blacks in 1952.Luper was one of the first black students to attend Orange’s white Lutcher Stark High School, graduating in 1968. She attended and graduated from Lamar University.“The reality is that I’m only four generations from slavery,” Luper said. “That was something that always motivated me. Education is the way to alter your economic status and your opportunity for mobility in this life.”Luper said growing up in the church helped her cope with the some of the white community’s anger at integration.“We were taught coping mechanisms and life lessons in the church,” Luper said. “We were taught, and we teach our children today, that although the First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, what you say, as a black person, has consequences,”Although some of the church’s responsibility for basic education has passed to public schools, Mount Zion’s spiritual and social influence endured.Henry Lowe attended E.H. Wallace high school from 1952-54. He was baptized at Mount Zion after being drafted in 1961 so that “his soul would be saved in case he died at war”.Lowe said, when he was a kid, “if you weren’t in church, you better be dead.”“That was what you did, you went to church because that’s where everyone was and those were the people - the pastors and deacons - you respected most,” Lowe said.The pastors were spokesmen for the black community, Lowe said.“They were the only ones who felt like they could speak up to whites in power because they were educated,” Lowe said. “Let’s say someone like Mr. (H.J. Lutcher) Stark would come down and ask the pastors what the community needed. If it was feasible, they would get it.”Churches, particular Mount Zion, acted as community centers where blacks could safely air their grievances, Lowe said.“Churches were a place of refuge for blacks, a place where someone could defend you if you were in trouble,” Crawford said. “The pastor was there to speak on your morals. I would say the church acted as an umbrella for the community. It offered shelter of many kinds.”That included a resting place for its congregation’s members.The Hollywood Community Cemetery, two blocks from Mount Zion, is the oldest known black cemetery in the area. According to the Texas Historical Commission, the 2½-acre tract was given to Mount Zion trustee William King in 1875. It’s the resting place of Emma Wallace and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, the Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist.The name of the cemetery - once the Colored Cemetery - was given by Alfred Sparrow Jr., whose father opened Sparrow Funeral Home in 1920.“He called it that because he said everyone who is buried there is a movie star to their family,” said his son, Wayne Sparrow, who with his wife Francine, still runs the funeral home.Today, Mount Zion - through Sparrow Funeral Home - offers to bury its poorer members for $100. Most times, Crawford waives the fee.“When people are hurting it is our time to reach out,” he said. “Everyone deserves to have a proper resting place, and everyone has loved ones there.”Sparrow, who was in charge of restoring graves after Hurricane Ike, said like the church, the cemetery offers value to the black community.“Wh...

Funeral home in Orange Mound offers drive-thru viewing - The Commercial Appeal

Monday, March 27, 2017

Bernard. “A lot of funeral homes creep people out.”The drive-thru visitation is not a new concept, but the business at 2764 Lamar Ave. is one of the first to offer the service in the Mid-South. A few funeral homes outside of the Memphis also offer the service. On the west coast, Robert L. Adams Mortuary in Compton, California, also advertises drive-thru viewings.Buy PhotoA sign outside R. Bernard Funeral Services directs visitors to the drive-thru window, where they can pay their respects to the deceased. The service includes an iPad guest book for visitors to sign. (Photo: Brad Vest/The Commercial Appeal)In the Midwest, Paradise Funeral Chapel in Saginaw, Michigan, began offering drive-thru visitations in 2014."When we first started it, everybody was talking about it and it was a big deal," said Ivan Phillips, owner of Paradise Funeral Chapel. "Things have now calmed down, and we use the service two to three times a week."Bernard said since he opened his funeral home in January, six families have selected the drive-thru option. The service is part of the funeral packages and offered at no additional charge."We still have traditional visitation services," Bernard said. "The drive-thru is just an added bonus for your family member. It is up to the family to decide if they want this option."The drive-thru service typically lasts one hour. A black-and-gold sign that reads “Drive Thru Viewing” directs visitors to a driveway where they are greeted by an employee holding an iPad. The iPad serves as an electronic update to the pen-and-paper guestbook. The employee also collects condolence cards and gifts for the family.After the check-in, the visitor drives through a gated area. The flat concrete overhang  offers shade and privacy as guests peer into the window to pay their final respects. Each car gets approximately three minutes alone with the body in the window, before the next carload of visitors come through.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/c90cda6f33af1a511ef522d778205795655a136c/c=70-0-2287-1667&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/03/09/TennGroup/Memphis/636246974557353989-170308-TN-Drivethru-Funeral-Toned-0002.JPG" alt="Ryan Bernard (right) funeral director and owner of" wid...

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Lawrence L. “Jake” Branom…June 4, 1932 – May 28, 2017 - The Prowers Journal

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A celebration of life memorial service for lifetime McClave resident, Lawrence L. “Jake” Branom will be held at 2:00 PM Friday June 2, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. In-Urnment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery with military honors by the local VFW.Per Jake’s request, cremation will take place and there will be no public visitation.Jake was born on June 4, 1932 in McClave, CO to Leonidas Branom and Zelda Ailetha Longacre-Branom and departed this life on May 28, 2017 at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO at the age of 84.Jake was preceded in death by his parents; wife – Donna J. Sniff-Branom; son – Joe Cardinelli; daughter-in-law, Sue Cardinelli and siblings – Bill Branom and Don Branom.Jake is survived by five children – Angelo (Cindy) Cardinelli, Jr. of Hasty; Don (Kathy) Cardinelli of McClave; Jim (Shawn) Cardinelli of Hasty; Terri (Shaun) Beckett of McClave; and Kevin Branom also of McClave; by sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; two siblings – Samuel (Susan) Branom of Ft. Morgan, CO; and Arleta Allen of McClave, daughter-in-law, Debbie Cardinelli, sister-in-law, Peg Branom both...

Floyd Raymond Owen - The Chattanoogan

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hazel Owen; son, Terry Owen; parents, Arthur and Gladys Owen; brother, Herman Owen; and sisters, Geniva Demsey, Mabel Duckett and Thelma Hydas.Survivors are his daughter, Debra (Lamar) Plunkett, Ringgold; granddaughter, Tabitha Bohannon (Jamie Harris); two grandsons, Aaron Plunkett (Danielle Smith), and Greg Owen (Heather Fox);  five great-grandchildren, Wyatt Owen, Maddox and Parker Bohannon, Jaxson and Ingread Harris;  daughter-in-law, Sheila Owen; and several nieces and nephews.Services will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Reverend Bill Mason and Reverend Paul Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.The family would like to give a special thanks to Home Health Care and Amedisys Hospice of Dalton for their love and care.Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice of Dalton or Morris Hill Baptist Church.Visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share condolences to the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 18, from 4-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

Conn. college student dies after choking during pancake-eating contest - The Boston Globe

Saturday, April 08, 2017

New Jersey, and was a junior majoring in social work at the Roman Catholic school in Fairfield, Conn.‘‘It’s a tragic event that started out as something fun,’’ said Fairfield police Lieutenant Bob Kalamaras."It was just a tragic accident.’’When Nelson started choking at the contest, two nursing students who were there immediately began lifesaving measures and were quickly joined by police officers and paramedics, Kalamaras said. She was taken to a hospital in Bridgeport in critical but stable condition and transferred on Friday to New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email.Several thousand people gathered on the Sacred Heart campus Sunday night to remember Nelson, a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, and share their grief. A Mass dedicated to her was followed by an impromptu candlelight vigil.Nelson’s father, James Nelson, was a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in Manhattan. The 40-year-old was killed while trying to rescue people trapped in the World Trade Center. His obituary said he was survived by two daughters, 11-year-old Anne and 5-year-old Caitlin.School officials said counseling services were being provided.‘‘The SHU community is mourning today,’’ the school said in a statement Monday. ‘‘We ask that during this time you give Caitlin’s family and the members of the SHU community privacy while they grieve.’’According to her LinkedIn page, Caitlin was certified in youth mental health first aid and volunteered at the Resiliency Center of Newtown, a nonprofit group that provides free counseling and other services to people affected by the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six educa...

Obituaries from the Wednesday, March 22, 2017 issue of the Calhoun Times - Northwest Georgia News

Monday, April 03, 2017

He liked watching NASCAR and was a diehard Atlanta Braves fan.He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Vaughan and brothers, Donald Eugene Vaughan, Alton Lamar Vaughan, and Terry Lynn Vaughan.Survivors include his son, David Keith Vaughan of Cartersville; father, Kenneth Vaughan of Cartersville; grandchildren, Jerod, Aliyah, and Kinsley Vaughan; sister-in-law, Brenda Vaughan of Cartersville and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services was held Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Kingston, with Ministers Jack Kitchens, Ronnie Richardson, and James Kiser officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jovanni Flores, Ronnie Vaughan, Shane Dover, Bobby Flores, Ramiro Trevino, and Paden Vaughan. Honorary pallbearers include Gavin Vaughan, Derek Davis, Kaleb Waters, and Israel Dover.The family received friends Saturday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville.Sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.BartonFuneralHome.netR. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mr. Kenny Lee Vaughan.Mickey Van DanielMickey Van Daniel, age 66, of Winter Haven, Fla., and formerly of Calhoun, passed away Thursday, March 16, in Winter Haven.Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. H.A. Daniel and Lena Keith Daniel, a brother, Jerry Reid Daniel, sisters-in-law, Roberta Dickenson Daniel and Joanne Gilreath Daniel.He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Roxanne Sullivan Daniel of Winter Haven; son, Patrick Alton Daniel of Statesboro; daughter, Tricia Poindexter of Calhoun, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brothers and sisters-in law, Arleigh Daniel of Cartersville, Donald and Marjorie Daniel of Calhoun, Larry and Reba Daniel of Chatsworth; nephews and spouses, Craig and Jo Ann Daniel of Arnoldsville and Michael and Elyse Daniel of Bogart; other relatives and many friends.Mickey was a veteran and was retired from AT&T. He was a member of the American Legion and the Elks Club and was a former member of Belmont Baptist Church in Calhoun. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed singing as a hobby, recording some of his music to share with family and friends.A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at Belmont Baptist Church Family Life Center in Calhoun. The family will receive visitors following the service. On Wednesday, March 29, a service to celebrate Mickey’s life will be held in Winter Haven. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners’ Hospitals for Children.Tammy PasleyTammy Leigh Pasley, 46, of Calhoun, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. She was born in Floyd County on Sept. 9, 1970, daughter of the late Bill and Delores Walraven. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Alan Weaver.Tammy was a self-employed caregiver.She leaves behind her son, Austin Pasley; her daughters, Morgan Pasley, Meleigha Pasley and Raven Pasley; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Brent and Sharon Walraven, Barry Walraven, and Timmy and Shea...

Mount Zion Baptist Church in Orange place for support, love - Washington Times

Monday, April 03, 2017

Dunlap, opened the first preschool for blacks in 1952.Luper was one of the first black students to attend Orange’s white Lutcher Stark High School, graduating in 1968. She attended and graduated from Lamar University.“The reality is that I’m only four generations from slavery,” Luper said. “That was something that always motivated me. Education is the way to alter your economic status and your opportunity for mobility in this life.”Luper said growing up in the church helped her cope with the some of the white community’s anger at integration.“We were taught coping mechanisms and life lessons in the church,” Luper said. “We were taught, and we teach our children today, that although the First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, what you say, as a black person, has consequences,”Although some of the church’s responsibility for basic education has passed to public schools, Mount Zion’s spiritual and social influence endured.Henry Lowe attended E.H. Wallace high school from 1952-54. He was baptized at Mount Zion after being drafted in 1961 so that “his soul would be saved in case he died at war”.Lowe said, when he was a kid, “if you weren’t in church, you better be dead.”“That was what you did, you went to church because that’s where everyone was and those were the people - the pastors and deacons - you respected most,” Lowe said.The pastors were spokesmen for the black community, Lowe said.“They were the only ones who felt like they could speak up to whites in power because they were educated,” Lowe said. “Let’s say someone like Mr. (H.J. Lutcher) Stark would come down and ask the pastors what the community needed. If it was feasible, they would get it.”Churches, particular Mount Zion, acted as community centers where blacks could safely air their grievances, Lowe said.“Churches were a place of refuge for blacks, a place where someone could defend you if you were in trouble,” Crawford said. “The pastor was there to speak on your morals. I would say the church acted as an umbrella for the community. It offered shelter of many kinds.”That included a resting place for its congregation’s members.The Hollywood Community Cemetery, two blocks from Mount Zion, is the oldest known black cemetery in the area. According to the Texas Historical Commission, the 2½-acre tract was given to Mount Zion trustee William King in 1875. It’s the resting place of Emma Wallace and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, the Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist.The name of the cemetery - once the Colored Cemetery - was given by Alfred Sparrow Jr., whose father opened Sparrow Funeral Home in 1920.“He called it that because he said everyone who is buried there is a movie star to their family,” said his son, Wayne Sparrow, who with his wife Francine, still runs the funeral home.Today, Mount Zion - through Sparrow Funeral Home - offers to bury its poorer members for $100. Most times, Crawford waives the fee.“When people are hurting it is our time to reach out,” he said. “Everyone deserves to have a proper resting place, and everyone has loved ones there.”Sparrow, who was in charge of restoring graves after Hurricane Ike, said like the church, the cemetery offers value to the black community.“Wh...

Funeral home in Orange Mound offers drive-thru viewing - The Commercial Appeal

Monday, March 27, 2017

Bernard. “A lot of funeral homes creep people out.”The drive-thru visitation is not a new concept, but the business at 2764 Lamar Ave. is one of the first to offer the service in the Mid-South. A few funeral homes outside of the Memphis also offer the service. On the west coast, Robert L. Adams Mortuary in Compton, California, also advertises drive-thru viewings.Buy PhotoA sign outside R. Bernard Funeral Services directs visitors to the drive-thru window, where they can pay their respects to the deceased. The service includes an iPad guest book for visitors to sign. (Photo: Brad Vest/The Commercial Appeal)In the Midwest, Paradise Funeral Chapel in Saginaw, Michigan, began offering drive-thru visitations in 2014."When we first started it, everybody was talking about it and it was a big deal," said Ivan Phillips, owner of Paradise Funeral Chapel. "Things have now calmed down, and we use the service two to three times a week."Bernard said since he opened his funeral home in January, six families have selected the drive-thru option. The service is part of the funeral packages and offered at no additional charge."We still have traditional visitation services," Bernard said. "The drive-thru is just an added bonus for your family member. It is up to the family to decide if they want this option."The drive-thru service typically lasts one hour. A black-and-gold sign that reads “Drive Thru Viewing” directs visitors to a driveway where they are greeted by an employee holding an iPad. The iPad serves as an electronic update to the pen-and-paper guestbook. The employee also collects condolence cards and gifts for the family.After the check-in, the visitor drives through a gated area. The flat concrete overhang  offers shade and privacy as guests peer into the window to pay their final respects. Each car gets approximately three minutes alone with the body in the window, before the next carload of visitors come through.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/c90cda6f33af1a511ef522d778205795655a136c/c=70-0-2287-1667&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/03/09/TennGroup/Memphis/636246974557353989-170308-TN-Drivethru-Funeral-Toned-0002.JPG" alt="Ryan Bernard (right) funeral director and owner of" wid...