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Student Designed Funeral Portal to Go Live this Summer

Holly Price, a recent University of Michigan MBA graduate learned a lot a while back when her mother was suffering from a cardiac arrest and funeral arrangements, and other life-ending decisions, looked like they had to be made. According to a Press Release from the University of Michigan, Price used the experience – fortunately her mother recovered – as the impetus to design a portal that she hopes will help consumers who require estate planning, hospice information, funeral planning, and […]

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Funeral Director Scott Dahl Interviewed

A really interesting question and answer interview appeared in the Spokane based Spokesman-Review recently.  The interview was with Hennessey Funeral Home and Crematory Managing partner Scott Dahl and is very comprehensive on his management style, philosophy, and the nature of funeral service in the Pacific Northwest. Dahl, who originally received a communications degree, touches on his history as a Batesville Casket rep, among other things, prior to entering consumer based funeral service as a second career.  The Q and A […]

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Home Funerals Gaining Steam?

An interesting article recently in The Recorder of Greenfield, Massachusetts, gave notice of a workshop dealing with the process of home funerals. The workshop will be led by home funeral advocate Peg Lorenz.  According to the article she has spent the last seven years helping families in planning for and conducting home funerals.  The article also gives Lorenz credit with helping the Franklin County community of Heath to approve a Green Burial policy in the Heath Cemetery. Lorenz is quoted as […]

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Green Burial Funeral Home to Open in Colorado

Fox News 31 – Denver is reporting that a natural funeral home, offering green alternatives for the end of life, plans to open its doors in Old Town Lafayette, Colorado in June. According to owner Prescott Knock, The Natural Funeral:  Living Arts Center will be the first of its kind in Colorado. The business will be operated on the main street of Old Town in Lafayette and will offer pine caskets and no embalming.  The building will offer a chapel […]

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Salvation Army Enters Funeral Business in Australia

An article written in Australia’s The Guardian points out that after a six month test the Salvation Army will be entering the funeral business on that continent.  Salvo (short for Salvation) says that after doing about 90 services in their six month trial they will be starting up and operating in the New South Wales territory and eventually expand to Brisbane in 2018. According to Salvo’s Chief Executive, Malcolm Pittendrigh, this will be a “natural extension” of the Salvation Army’s […]

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Memphis Funeral home offers drive-thru viewings.

Localnews24 reports that Memphis funeral home R. Bernard Funeral Services is offering drive thru viewings.  The family owned funeral firm opened in January and has held four drive-thru viewings.  The funeral home also offers live stream viewing so that out of town family members can participate.  You can watch the video below https://youtu.be/aM2m2bqLrPQ Funeral Director Daily’s take: This is not the first time that this has been offered. The offering seemed to be short-lived at other mortuaries when offered. The […]