Southern Mysteries Podcast

Episode 25: The Living Funeral of Felix Bush

July 30, 2018

In June of 1938, a Tennessee hermit threw himself a funeral party. The "living" funeral made Felix Bush famous. But why had Felix lived as a hermit for decades? And why did he decide to throw himself a funeral and invite all of Roane County, Tennessee?

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Music Credits
Theme Song "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours andPantherburn for permission for use.

“Passing Time”, “Almost in F Tranquility”, “Ever Mindful”, “Dreams Become Real” by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons
“I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor” by Chris Zabriskie Licensed under Creative Commons
"Hold to God’s Unchanging Hands" by Hosea Hudson. Performed at Appalachian South Folklife Festival in Pipestem, West Virginia on July 20th 1979

"Where We’ll Never Grow Old" by The Lower Lights. Buy the song here. Learn more the band at

More about this episode
Webpage with more info on Uncle Bush, created and maintained by Breazeale Family. Definitive guide to life of Felix Bush
Official Get Low website. Watch the movie based on the real life of Felix Bush



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