The Associated Press writes from Lancashire that Rev. Alan Clark, who conducted the service, told those gathered that “you have come in numbers surpassing anything that was expected. Not because you knew him, but because each of us has a common humanity.”
To start, the purpose of a ‘death call’ app would be to get funeral directors more death calls. To actually work, it would need three things:
Anticipation for next year’s NFDA International Convention & Expo is already building. The 2014 Convention will take place October 12-15 at the new Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.
At 12:26 a.m. on July 13, Nicolle Kissee, a 19-year-old with stage 4 melanoma, took her last breath in a hospital bed in Southern California. Her mouth hung open and her eyes rolled back as her tearful parents and grandparents held her hands and kissed her forehead, telling her they would all soon meet again.
The National Funeral Directors Association Recognizes funeralOne with the 2013 NFDA Innovation Award
Established in 2009, the NFDA Innovation Award recognizes and promotes creativity, innovation and excellence among funeral service suppliers and vendors.
When funeralOne set out to create mobile phone-friendly funeral home websites, they didn’t simply adapt their existing website templates for smartphones.
Peter Camani has a suggestion for where your earthly remains should go when you die. “Why settle for a small underground plot in the suburbs,” he writes on his website, “when you have the option of joining a vibrant creation that fills the landscape?”
Convention attendees voted for their favorite booth in the Expo Hall in three categories: booths 400 square feet or larger, booths 300 square feet or smaller and new exhibitors (any size booth).
Security National Life (SNL) is pleased to announce the official launch of the iRegister digital guestbook program. This turnkey package begins with the iRegister Android guestbook application, which generates the family Memorial Package (bound book and labels), then a soft-non-offensive community mailing results in leads sent directly to your SNL family service counselor.
Robert L. “Robby” Bates, CFSP, CCO, of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas, was installed as president of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) during its 2013 International Convention & Expo, which took place October 20-23 in Austin, Texas.