It was not his time to go (Update: Now it is)

We have the sad but inevitable update to this story.

Man who woke up in body bag dies | Local News – WAPT Home.

“Well, they came and got him again around 4:15 a.m (Thursday),” said Williams’ nephew, Eddie Hester. “I think he’s gone this time.”

You can bet someone will make doubly sure.

Originally published Feb 28 2014

I’m not dead yet!

But what a harrowing experience.

Man Back To Life After Coroner Pronounces Him Dead.

A Mississippi family says they are living, breathing, praying proof miracles happen.

78-year-old Walter “Snowball” Williams died late Wednesday night. Thursday, he was back to life.

Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard confirms he pronounced Williams dead late Wednesday. He also confirms Williams is alive again.

Is there a medical explanation? When we talked to Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard Thursday, we asked him ‘how did this happen?’ He calls it a miracle.

“So it was not my daddy’s time,” says Lewis. “I don’t know how much longer he’s going to grace us and bless us with his presence, but hallelujah, we thank Him right now!”

Williams was pronounced dead and then put in a bodybag, zipped up and sent to the morgue. It was there that the mortician noticed the man was moving his leg.

Miracle or poor job done by the coroner? You know, (and you DO KNOW) sometimes this stuff just happens.


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  5 comments for “It was not his time to go (Update: Now it is)

  1. busterggi
    February 28, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    “Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard confirms he pronounced Williams dead late Wednesday. He also confirms Williams is alive again.”

    Credibiliy problem IMO.

  2. MisterNeutron
    March 4, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    I believe that county coroners in Mississippi are elected, and according to some perhaps out-of-date info I found, Mississippi requires only that its coroners be at least 18 years of age and be high school graduates. As of 2005, they were paid a maximum salary of $900 a month, plus $85 per investigation, and had to attend 40 hours of training on taking office and 24 hours of training each year.

    “Yup, he looks dead to me!”

  3. March 13, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Jim V posted this on another story but it goes better here:
    “Dead” Man: I’m not dead!
    Dead Collector: ‘Ere, he says he’s not dead.
    Large Man: Yes he is.
    “Dead” Man: I’m not.
    Dead Collector: He isn’t.
    Large Man: Well, he will be soon, he’s very ill.
    “Dead” Man: I’m getting better.

  4. Lee
    March 13, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    I absolutely agree. Experience and education for the position extends into nothing more than being a neophyte with a rudimentary medical knowledge and garnering a wage. This is not unusual for the majority of small towns across the United States. One man’s mistake or ignorance in his field is another’s miracle or substantial proof of God’s existence unfortunately.

  5. Lee
    March 13, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Pythonian logic at it’s best!

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