He doesn’t believe in suits, loves social media and technology, and he’s (well) on his way to changing the very face of this profession. In fact, he rounded up a group of like-minded people to help him… and turned it into the largest online community in the funeral profession today.
Those of us in the funeral profession know women funeral directors play the same role in the funeral process as their male counterparts, but many others in our society see their role differently.
The Kentucky Tennessee Monument Builders Association (KTMBA) recently held its annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky. As part of the conference, more than 75 individuals, predominately monument dealers and their spouses, traveled to Scottsburg, Indiana, on October 27 to tour the Fewell Monuments plant as well as see the Scottsburg Veterans Memorial produced by Fewell.
We wish this were a scene created just for Halloween, but sadly, it’s real. Megastorm Sandy even disturbed those trying to rest in peace, unleashing such a torrent of water that coffins in a Maryland cemetery were spotted rising from the earth.
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Every segment of the business world has a small group of change-agents who stand out from their peers for their innovation and willingness to adapt and change along with the needs of their clients. The funeral industry (which serves nearly seven thousand family each day across North America) is no different from other sectors of the economy in this respect
Foundation Partners Group, LLC, a leading owner and operator of funeral homes and cemeteries in the U.S., today appointed Brad Rex, an 18-year veteran of the hospitality industry, as president and CEO.
The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council is looking at a plan to curb picketing at funerals within the city limits. According to the Kansas City Star, the proposed ordinance will be identical to a Manchester, Missouri, ordinance that was deemed to be constitutional by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Scientific American says it well: “Modern western-world burial practices are arguably absurd, all things considered: We pack our dearly departed with synthetic preservatives and encase them in impenetrable coffins meant to defy the natural forces of decomposition that have been turning ashes to ashes and dust to dust for eons.”
Shut down Funeral Home! Morris Carruth’s Body Missing! Guess you could call this an Ethical Problem?
As a funeral professional – it doesn’t get much worse than this! Advanced Care Funeral and Cremation (Sacramento, CA) handled the service and remains of Morris Carruth who died of a heart attack on August 9th. Now two months has past and the family is still wondering where the body remains are? Meanwhile, the funeral home has closed shop