Masons, Morticians, and Hearses Oh My!!

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  1. Bryan

    Bryan Registered User

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    I am 4th generation funeral director in a family business. Both my grandfather and my great grandfather who also worked in the business were masons.

    Please meet "Morticia" aka my 1949 Cadillac Superior Hearse.

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    This is how she looked when found sitting in a barn. She spent 38 years sitting quietly before I rescued her.

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    Now she keeps company with her latter decendents a 1996 and a 2007 Cadillac Hearses.

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    Yes we still use her in funerals occasionally:
    (the next 3 photos were taken by the family of the deceased and given to me with permission to share them)
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    A photo of my Great Grandfather Mr. R. W. Bryan, PM and founder of Southern Funeral Homes, Inc. He is standing next to a late 40's Pontiac Hearse. Unfortunately we do not still have this hearse.

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  2. Sirius

    Sirius Registered User

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    Thats a beautiful old car.

    Wanna take me for a ride someday? lol
     
  3. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Awesome!
     
  4. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    I love those pictures!
     
  5. Nate Riley

    Nate Riley Premium Member

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    Nice job in the restoration. Did you do any of it yourself?
     
  6. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    OOOOOHHHH!!! I've always wanted one of those!:eek:
     
  7. Luke

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    That's really cool. I bet that took plenty of time.
    Do you have any advise for someone getting into the mortuary science field?
     
  8. scottmh59

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    great car.no one does it better than cadillac
     
  9. Bryan

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    Oh yeah.. I'm a Cadillac man all the way.
     

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