Afternoon Edition

Afternoon Edition: News you can use

In today’s Afternoon Edition we bring you information from some of our colleagues in the death care industry.  We have news from the National Funeral Directors Association about their upcoming national convention as well as three new podcasts from them that you might find interesting.  We also have news from some of our business associates at Clifton Larson Allen and U.S. Bank on ideas and suggestions about accounting for your business and financial management for the individual. Finally, we have […]

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Afternoon edition: Forbes offers Preneed advice to consumers

In this day and age it seems that when you are reading a newspaper or watching television for the news, it is not only enough to read or watch, but you may find it necessary to know the political persuasion of the entity presenting the news to get an accurate read on it.  You have certainly learned that there is a different slant to the offerings of MSNBC as compared to Fox News or that there is a difference of […]

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Afternoon edition: News you can use. . . NFDA election and more

In this press release from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) we learned that Chris E. Christian and Beatrice “Bea” Lewanduski were elected to serve two-year terms on the NFDA Board of Directors.  According to the press release Christian is the co-owner of Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville, Tennessee.  The release also states that Lewanduski has been a funeral director for 43 years and currently serves as manager of D’Andrea Brothers Funeral Home in Copiague, New York. Our afternoon edition […]


Judge overturns crematory variance, what’s coming up in our profession

Today’s afternoon edition tells of a Dayton, Ohio, decision by a judge that overturns a variance needed to operate a crematory.  Funeral Director Daily will also give you news of a large funeral home acquisition of six Ohio mortuaries.  Finally, we’ve got some other stories and a listing of some of the events for learning coming up over the next couple of weeks in our profession. News from the world of Death Care: Judge:  Dayton crematory should not have been […]

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News you can use for the weekend

As we head into another great summer weekend, here is some industry news that you can use. Funeral Directors Life Named “Great Place to Work” Funeral Directors Life was recently named as one of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Texas by Great Place to Work and Fortune.  Funeral Directors Life was honored with the 26th spot for small and medium companies.  You can see the press release here. “It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by Great Place to Work […]


Death Care professionals: News you can use

Funeral Director Daily today brings you a rare weekend edition of our news blog.  We do so simply because one of the webinars available through the National Funeral Directors Association is on Monday morning and we wanted you to have ample time to consider registering and blocking off an hour of your morning to watch, listen, and learn, if so inclined. We also bring you some other items of information from the world of death care.  Please feel free to […]


News you can use for the funeral profession

We are taking the tact of getting out this information item early in the morning on Friday passing on some news that you can use.  Just yesterday we learned that the fine folks at Johnson Consulting Group were hosting an informative webinar today, Friday, May 1.  We wanted to get the link to the registration to you before it was too late.  In this notice we have also included some other items of interest. Webinar:  Hosted by Johnson Consulting Group.  […]


Carriage Services adds two locations in Mid-Atlantic Area

Last week Carriage Services, a funeral service public company based in Houston, Texas, announced that they had acquired two funeral homes in the State of Virginia.  You can read the press release here. The release announces the acquisition of the Covenant Funeral Homes in Fredericksburg and Stafford, Virginia.  The release goes on to say that these firms serve over 1,000 families annually in the highly growing markets southwest of Washington, DC. Mel Payne, CEO of Carriage Services, is quoted, “Partnering […]

Cemetery Regulations

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Combo Ban

On Wednesday the Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin issued its ruling on whether combination units consisting of a funeral home and cemetery can be under single ownership interests.  The Supreme Court, in a 5-2 vote, upheld the ban against single ownership.  You can read an article on the decision here. The court ruled that the laws in question do not violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution or the State of Wisconsin.  Furthermore, they ruled that […]


Distance from major city forces cremation prices Higher

Over the weekend I read an interesting article from the British publication Moneywise, which you can read here.  The article was titled, “Cremation monopoly force prices Up” and deals with, what I would call cremation prices outside of a major metro area. For the sake of this discussion, I believe that the definition of cremation used would be as follows, “a direct cremation is when the deceased is cremated shortly after death with no family members or friends present.  The […]