Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Thelma Haley

Date of Interview: 

Wed, 10/15/2014

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Subjects: 

Harlan County, WallingsCreek, Sherman Lawson, Melungeon

Call Number: 

2013OH08.4

48 minutes. Haley discusses her long time research and fasination with death customs and unusual Appalachian customs. She discusses Burial customs, the funeral of Austin Lawson, mourning attire and funeral foods. She was born on Wallins Creek, Kentucky in 1952 to the parents of Della Fletcher and Austin Lawson. She is an author.

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