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…

Grief And Families

The destabilizing influence that grief can exert on a family should never be underestimated. Particularly when a dominant older figure dies, the entire family’s equilibrium can be severely disrupted. Relationships can be strained as the grieving family members struggle to establish a new balance. Strong bonds within a close-knit family won’t necessarily make the realignment Read more…

Stages Of Grief

It has been widely recognized that people experiencing, or who have experienced, a significant loss go through several stages of grief. These affect both people who learn of their own impending death or decline and those who grieve for them, and people who experience a sudden loss. Commonly referred to as the 5 phases of Read more…