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What I Learned From 2,000 Obituaries
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What I Learned From 2,000 Obituaries

CDFuneralNews - Mar 21, 2017

Originally Posted on TED.com Lux Narayan starts his day with scrambled eggs and the question: "Who died today?" Why? By analyzing 2,000 New York Times obituaries over…

How To Use Facebook to Ramp Up Preneed Sales
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How To Use Facebook to Ramp Up Preneed Sales

Ryan Thogmartin - Mar 21, 2017

Several days ago, I ran across an article by Samantha Franck originally published in the March, 2005 issue of ICFM Magazine titled “Four Cornerstones You Must Have to…

Batesville Sponsors Keynote Seth Mattison and Hosts Book Signing at ICCFA
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Batesville Sponsors Keynote Seth Mattison and Hosts Book Signing at ICCFA

CDFuneralNews - Mar 21, 2017

BATESVILLE, Ind., March 20, 2017 – Batesville, the leading provider of high quality products and profit-enhancing solutions to today’s death care professionals, is proud to partner with…

ICCFA Educational Foundation  Expands Board of Trustees
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ICCFA Educational Foundation Expands Board of Trustees

CDFuneralNews - Mar 21, 2017

Sterling, VA – Jim Price, president of the ICCFA Educational Foundation, has announced the names of three new trustees that will join the other trustees at the…

Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions Launches Cherished Memories Stationery Collection
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Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions Launches Cherished Memories Stationery Collection

CDFuneralNews - Mar 21, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions recently launched a new Cherished Memories stationery product line for funeral homes and the families they serve, featuring more than…

We Interviewed the Top Human Bone Dealer in the U.S. and We Learned the Fascinating Story of How the Industry Works
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We Interviewed the Top Human Bone Dealer in the U.S. and We Learned the Fascinating Story of How the Industry Works

Ryan Thogmartin - Mar 20, 2017

Article written for ConnectingDirectors.com by Justin Crowe. When conducting research for my memorialization business I came across a fascinating industry - bone dealing. Bone dealers sell animal…

FN SHIPPIN’ | FUNERAL nation 069
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CDFuneralNews - Mar 19, 2017

Today we speak to an owner of a new mortuary shipping business, our Spotlight will be in Tennessee and our WTF is fresh cut ashes? ————— Title…

ASD Employees Go Above & Beyond During Winter Storm Stella
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ASD Employees Go Above & Beyond During Winter Storm Stella

CDFuneralNews - Mar 19, 2017

Originally Posted on myASD Blog Winter Storm Stella was the biggest and most widespread snowstorm of 2017, impacting more than 13 states on the East Coast and…

Michigan Man Publishes Obituary While Still Alive
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Michigan Man Publishes Obituary While Still Alive

CDFuneralNews - Mar 19, 2017

Originally Posted on CBS Money Watch A Michigan man has published his own obituary and scheduled his own memorial service after stopping cancer treatment. Bob Eleveld, 80,…

10 Tasks That Will Make You A Better Funeral Pro In 10 Minutes Or Less
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10 Tasks That Will Make You A Better Funeral Pro In 10 Minutes Or Less

CDFuneralNews - Mar 15, 2017

Originally Posted on the funeralOne Blog I don’t know about you, but I fell off the wagon on my New Year’s Resolutions about two weeks into 2017……

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What I Learned From 2,000 Obituaries
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What I Learned From 2,000 Obituaries

CDFuneralNews - Mar 21, 2017

Originally Posted on TED.com Lux Narayan starts his day with scrambled eggs and the question: "Who died today?" Why? By analyzing 2,000 New York Times obituaries over…

How To Use Facebook to Ramp Up Preneed Sales
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How To Use Facebook to Ramp Up Preneed Sales

Ryan Thogmartin - Mar 21, 2017

Several days ago, I ran across an article by Samantha Franck originally published in the March, 2005 issue of ICFM Magazine titled “Four Cornerstones You Must Have to…

Batesville Sponsors Keynote Seth Mattison and Hosts Book Signing at ICCFA
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Batesville Sponsors Keynote Seth Mattison and Hosts Book Signing at ICCFA

CDFuneralNews - Mar 21, 2017

BATESVILLE, Ind., March 20, 2017 – Batesville, the leading provider of high quality products and profit-enhancing solutions to today’s death care professionals, is proud to partner with…

ICCFA Educational Foundation  Expands Board of Trustees
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ICCFA Educational Foundation Expands Board of Trustees

CDFuneralNews - Mar 21, 2017

Sterling, VA – Jim Price, president of the ICCFA Educational Foundation, has announced the names of three new trustees that will join the other trustees at the…

Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions Launches Cherished Memories Stationery Collection
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Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions Launches Cherished Memories Stationery Collection

CDFuneralNews - Mar 21, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions recently launched a new Cherished Memories stationery product line for funeral homes and the families they serve, featuring more than…

We Interviewed the Top Human Bone Dealer in the U.S. and We Learned the Fascinating Story of How the Industry Works
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We Interviewed the Top Human Bone Dealer in the U.S. and We Learned the Fascinating Story of How the Industry Works

Ryan Thogmartin - Mar 20, 2017

Article written for ConnectingDirectors.com by Justin Crowe. When conducting research for my memorialization business I came across a fascinating industry - bone dealing. Bone dealers sell animal…

FN SHIPPIN’ | FUNERAL nation 069
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FN SHIPPIN’ | FUNERAL nation 069

CDFuneralNews - Mar 19, 2017

Today we speak to an owner of a new mortuary shipping business, our Spotlight will be in Tennessee and our WTF is fresh cut ashes? ————— Title…

ASD Employees Go Above & Beyond During Winter Storm Stella
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ASD Employees Go Above & Beyond During Winter Storm Stella

CDFuneralNews - Mar 19, 2017

Originally Posted on myASD Blog Winter Storm Stella was the biggest and most widespread snowstorm of 2017, impacting more than 13 states on the East Coast and…

Michigan Man Publishes Obituary While Still Alive
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Michigan Man Publishes Obituary While Still Alive

CDFuneralNews - Mar 19, 2017

Originally Posted on CBS Money Watch A Michigan man has published his own obituary and scheduled his own memorial service after stopping cancer treatment. Bob Eleveld, 80,…

10 Tasks That Will Make You A Better Funeral Pro In 10 Minutes Or Less
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10 Tasks That Will Make You A Better Funeral Pro In 10 Minutes Or Less

CDFuneralNews - Mar 15, 2017

Originally Posted on the funeralOne Blog I don’t know about you, but I fell off the wagon on my New Year’s Resolutions about two weeks into 2017……

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This Funeral Home Nails The Mannequin Challenge

DISRUPT Media - Dec 29, 2016

Disclaimer: Pray Funeral Home is a social media client of DISRUPT Media, parent company to ConnectingDirector.com. This post has reached over 4,000 people in less than 22…

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A Very Merry FN Christmas | Funeral Nation Episode 058

CDFuneralNews - Dec 26, 2016

We Deck The Halls and Ring Those Bells in FUNERAL nation 058, "A VERY FN Christmas Show." (more…)

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The Mortician: Making Dead Bodies Beautiful [VIDEO]

Ryan Thogmartin - Jul 21, 2015

Have you ever thought about what you're going to look like when you're dead? Well for the girl you're about to meet it's exactly what she spends…

Death Discussions
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How do you want to die? A mission to make death part of popular conversation

CDFuneralNews - Mar 29, 2015

A growing national movement to normalize end-of-life discussions among family and friends has gained traction in recent months. As Medicare considers whether to cover such conversations with…

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Funeral and Wedding Planning Go Hand in Hand [Video]

CDFuneralNews - Mar 02, 2014

Funeral and wedding planning go hand in hand. This is hilarious! Must watch.

Parents Explains Why They Choose A Home DIY Funeral For Their Baby
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Parents Explains Why They Choose A Home DIY Funeral For Their Baby

CDFuneralNews - Nov 24, 2013

Murro Van Meter and Sophia Fox (with Annabelle) talk about how they cared for their little girl Adelaida after she died last winter shortly before her 2nd…

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Woman Sets Guinness Record For Pulling A Hearse 65 Feet With Her Hair

CDFuneralNews - Nov 19, 2013

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What Will Your Headstone Say?

CDFuneralNews - Apr 20, 2014

What will your headstone say? Here are a few that might trigger an idea!

Are Funerals a “Rip Off?” 5 Myths Debunked
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Are Funerals a “Rip Off?” 5 Myths Debunked

CDFuneralNews - Feb 07, 2017

Originally Posted on the funeralOne Blog Sometimes I’m not sure what’s more dreadful… losing a loved one, or planning their funeral. Both experiences can feel equally overwhelming,…

Thacker Leads the Smithsonian’s Restoration of the Original Emmett Till Casket
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Thacker Leads the Smithsonian’s Restoration of the Original Emmett Till Casket

CDFuneralNews - Feb 05, 2017

Thacker Caskets recently completed a multi-year project to restore the original casket of Emmett Till, an African-American teenager murdered in 1955. Emmett Till’s case has been credited…

Even Death Can Be Digitally Disrupted
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Even Death Can Be Digitally Disrupted

CDFuneralNews - Feb 07, 2017

A Western Australian digital entrepreneur is on the verge of digitally disrupting the business of one of the ASX’s most reliable and consistent performers of recent years…

The Signature Group Acquires Ott & Lee Funeral Homes
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The Signature Group Acquires Ott & Lee Funeral Homes

CDFuneralNews - Nov 06, 2016

The Signature Group announced today that it has acquired Ott & Lee Funeral Homes from the Lee family.  Ott & Lee consists of four funeral homes in…

Funeral Industry Seeks Ways to Stay Relevant
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Funeral Industry Seeks Ways to Stay Relevant

CDFuneralNews - Nov 06, 2016

Article originally published by: The Wall Street Journal As more Americans opt for cremations, funeral homes branch into ‘multisensory’ rooms, weddings and upscale services. As more Americans…

4 Can’t Ignore Facebook Features and Tips for Funeral Professionals
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4 Can’t Ignore Facebook Features and Tips for Funeral Professionals

CDFuneralNews - Feb 06, 2017

Facebook is a constantly evolving platform, and it’s important for businesses that utilize the channel for marketing purposes to stay on top of what’s new. In this…

Need money? | FUNERAL nation 064
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Need money? | FUNERAL nation 064

CDFuneralNews - Feb 06, 2017

You need to watch FN Episode #64! Oh, we have a spa/cemetery combo you don’t want to miss. (more…)

We Said This Would Happen, It’s All About Attention
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We Said This Would Happen, It’s All About Attention

Ryan Thogmartin - Feb 07, 2017

2017 is the year of Instagram for funeral professionals - I called it last year and it is more valuable then ever before. Why? Simple: ATTENTION The…

8 Of The Most Amazing Eulogies Of All Time
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8 Of The Most Amazing Eulogies Of All Time

CDFuneralNews - Jun 03, 2013

Article from Krystal Penrose, FuneralOne When it comes to funeral services, a eulogy can be the most important element that ties everything together. A eulogy captures the…

The Signature Group Acquires Gabaldon Mortuary
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The Signature Group Acquires Gabaldon Mortuary

CDFuneralNews - Feb 01, 2017

HOUSTON, TEXAS – January 30, 2017 – The Signature Group announced today that it has acquired Gabaldon Mortuary from the Gabaldon family. Founded in 1952, Gabaldon Mortuary…

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