News

Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home

Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home

BACK FROM THE DEAD: Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag. Photo: clipart.com

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — 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.

Family members were called and Williams was taken to a hospital. Howard says he believes Williams’ pacemaker stopped working, then started again.

Family members say Williams, a farmer, told them he’s happy to be alive.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

zika-1170x740

yesterday in News

First case of Zika virus reported in TN

The individual had recently traveled to South America before returning to east Tennessee.

nashville-fire

yesterday in News

State Fire Marshal renews hoverboard warning after Nashville fires

Nashville Fire investigators shared details of their investigation.

Senator Mark Green

yesterday in News

Senate approves “Care Alert” to help find missing people with disabilities

Senate Bill 1485, sponsored by Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville), extends the definition of a missing citizen.

GAVEL-COURT-LAW-CLIPART

yesterday in News

Montgomery County lawyer publicly censured for misconduct

Travis Nathaniel Meeks’ actions violated Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct, among others.

David-Greer

yesterday in Business, Lifestyle, News

Android phone app developed by Clarksville man helps readers

David Greer of Claksville helped create an app that helps people read without their reading glasses.