As we head not only into the weekend but into the month of August, we found lots of interesting stories for our readers. And, they are from all over the world. . .from preneed insurance in New Zealand, to public company finances in Great Britain, and back to the good old U.S.A. with stories ranging from a body potentially buried in the wrong spot to a coroner’s race pitting two funeral directors against each other.
Read the stories. . . .and, have a great weekend!!
News from the world of Death Care:
- Family sues over mysterious body found in Kanawha grave. Video news and print article. WSAZ -3 (West Virginia)
- Understanding funeral insurance: Valuable, or unnecessary? Insurance Business (New Zealand)
- Cemetery to add cameras after Confederate graves desecrated. KAIT – 8 (Arkansas)
- Dignity (PLC) conducts more funerals during pandemic, profit rises. Reuters (Great Britain)
- Dellinger Funeal Homes continue under new owners. The Northern Virgina Daily. (VA)
- Stateline funeral director’s discuss pandemic’s impact on business. WIFR – 23 (IL)
- Investigation into Batavia funeral home director continues, as new allegations emerge. WGRZ – 2 (NY)
- Crematory sees longer wait times in Austin; funeral homes overwhelmed in parts of Texas during pandemic. KVUE ABC (TX)
- Coplin, Sanders vie for coroner. Daily Journal (MO)