The opening frame contains the gaunt face of the terminally ill Robert O'Neal Fields. He talks about why he worked in the funeral business, why he chose an occupation that kept him close to the part of life most people want to avoid. He's weary as he speaks, the light in his eyes has dimmed, but he expresses confidence, speaks with assurance, with pride. Fields knows where he's going, knows how he'll be... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
Funeral director Ronald L. Jones: "I have an ego. Some of these bodies come here rough. If I ever have to tell a family a casket has to be closed, it's because I've done everything humanly possible to try not to close it."