Best Soft Radio Feature-- Holy Smoke

Jan 23, 2013

Remembering the dearly departed with a “bang” is at heart of “Holy Smoke,” a story by APR’s Stan Ingold on a company in Stockton, Alabama. Entrepreneurs Tad Holmes and Clem Parnell are both avid hunters, and wanted to be remembered after their passing. The solution was “Holy Smoke,” a business which loads the cremated remains of hunters into shotgun shells and bullets for their family and friends to use. Stan also spoke with Priscilla Eisler of Dothan. Her husband was a hunter, who requested that his ashes be packed into ammunition. Eisler and her family went on a pig hunt with bullets containing Glenn’s cremated remains over the 4th of July. The pig they killed was the main course at their Independence Day celebration.