In the William Faulkner short story, "A Rose for Emily," the two female cousins were the ones to bury Miss Emily. This is not surprising because even though there had been a falling out among the family
and there was no communication between the two families. They had not even been represented at the funeral...
These ladies keep popping up to handle Miss Emily. They were sent for when the ladies of the church thought Miss Emily's sinful behavior warranted intervention. So the ladies were visiting when Miss Emily bought the arsenic, but at this point the people of the town felt a little sorry for Miss Emily because.
the two female cousins were even more Grierson than Miss Emily had ever been.
Be that as it may, it was these ladies who
came at once. They held the funeral on the second day.