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Mississippi man declared dead wakes up in body bag

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:39 p.m. HST, Feb 28, 2014

LEXINGTON, Miss. » 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.

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sailfish1 wrote:
Better check carefully - maybe he's a ZOMBIE!
on February 28,2014 | 07:01PM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Mississippi......nuff said.
on February 28,2014 | 07:43PM
leino wrote:
So life is determined by the condition of your pace maker. The National Inquirer will surely get this on their front page.
on March 1,2014 | 07:12AM
cojef wrote:
Brings new meaning to the term "born again", not in the religious sense.
on March 1,2014 | 07:33AM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Take a nap, wake up in a body bag, don't you hate it when that happens.
on March 1,2014 | 10:16AM
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