Funerals: An Overview

Funeral Homes There are over than 32,000 local funeral homes in the U.S., and these businesses are offering an expanding range of services, such as grief counseling and personalized caskets. The funeral home industry has undergone a consolidation in recent years, and many local funeral homes are actually owned by a large national corporation. Increasingly, the Read more…

Funeral Glossary Of Terms

Alternative Container: An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle without ornamentation, often made of fiberboard, pressed wood or composition materials, and generally lower in cost than caskets. Casket/Coffin: A box or chest for burying remains. Cemetery Property: A grave, crypt or niche. Cemetery Services: Opening and closing graves, crypts or niches; setting grave liners and vaults; setting Read more…

Selecting A Funeral Home – Factors To Consider

As you would when searching for any professional service, you should shop around to find the best fit. The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) can give you a list of member funeral directors in your area. Look for a reputable, licensed funeral home, and try to get personal references, too, from friends, relatives or clergy. Read more…

Veterans – Funerals

VETRANS FUNERALS Veterans have earned the right to be buried in a national cemetery and have a grave marker and flag. Those who have been dishonorably discharged or convicted of subversive activity are ineligible. Spouses and dependent children of eligible veterans are also entitled to burial in a national cemetery. Depending upon the circumstances of Read more…

Memorial Services – End Of Life Planning

A memorial service generally describes a gathering of family and friends that takes place without the body or cremains of the deceased present. There may have already been a direct burial or cremation with a private, intimate service for only the closest of family and friends. A memorial service would be open to a much Read more…