‘Wrestling With Death’ features morticians by day, wrestlers by night

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(PIX11)--Wrestling with Death” follows The Lathams of Osceola, Arkansas: morticians by day who run the Wilson Funeral Home, and professional wrestlers by night who run the Mid-Southern Championship Wrestling League (MCW).

Located about 50 miles away from Memphis, Tennessee on the mighty Mississippi River, Osceola is a small town with just over 7,000 residents, for whom the top forms of entertainment include trips to the local Wal-Mart and dining at one of the few restaurants in town.

Taking matters into his own hands, LaFonce chose to give “death a rest and pump some life” into his community by running the Friday night wrestling show at the MCW.

The funeral business and the league are both family affairs, and according to LaFonce, “a family that ‘wrassles’ together, stays together.”

As LaFonce and his family understand better than just about anyone, nothing can teach more about the value of life than death; they choose to celebrate life in a unique and inclusive way, making them pillars of their community.