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Synonyms for pallbearer

one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral

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Hoodlum Sherlock was among the pallbearers at gangland enforcer Carroll's funeral in Glasgow four months after the murder.
A 91-YEAR-OLD woman whose brother died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp 70 years ago has tracked down one of the pallbearers at his funeral after learning to surf the internet.
I was a great friend of Bill and it was my idea we use pallbearers from the club and Keith was selected as one of them.
He rode in the same funeral limousine as Ellie's mother, 24-year-old Lyndsey Simpson, and her father, 30-year-old Darren Lawrenson, who was also a pallbearer.
A funeral home has defended its decision to ask pallbearers to sign a waiver form in case they suffer injuries carrying a coffin.
A star of NBC's smash sitcom "Friends," Schwimmer makes his feature length debut in Miramax's upcoming film "THE PALLBEARER.
A BOWLS club president accused of claiming pounds 60,000 in disability benefits while he played his sport, acted as a pallbearer and running his own taxi business, told a jury the work was "therapeutic".
Coordinator Tessa Bidgood added: "We have also been told that one of our ex-pupils was a pallbearer at Churchill's funeral in 1965.
He said: "When he called to tell us that he would be a pallbearer, it took a while for it to sink in.
PALLBEARER Feargal Sharkey, centre, helps carry father's coffin
A pallbearer collapsed and died by the freshly dug graveside of a teenager as his funeral service was taking place.
About 300 staff, joined by the Grim Reaper, a top-hatted pallbearer and a cardboard coffin, staged the protest outside the London Road depot at Whitley.
GUARDSMAN Paul Hewitt, of Anfield, Liverpool, was referred to as a pallbearer at the funeral of the Queen Mother (Daily Post, April 9).
Pallbearer Colour Sergeant Ally Ancorn, who joined the Black Watch on the same day as Ricky, said: "I was not at all surprised by his bravery in tackling the gunman - that was the measure of the man.
Becky's mum Karen led mourners and step-dad Charles edwards was a pallbearer.