State laws require that many cemeteries put a certain amount of their proceeds from the sale of plots into an endowment to support it once it’s sold out — much like a 401(k). But while a retirement plan has to support a person for a few decades, this money is supposed to fund the cemeteries forever.
Custom-made “RIP” shirts for young victims of violence, accident or illness have become increasingly popular in recent years, according to the head of a national support group for families who have lost children.
FrontRunner Professional awarded prestigious Innovation Award at 2014 National Funeral Director’s Association Convention
Honored for its ‘Total Business Solution’, FrontRunner’s new Pulse Business System is an advanced web-based business software that provides funeral professionals with an all-encompassing, integrated, single-data entry system that includes a website, Memorial DVD Generator, Print-on-Demand Stationery solution, forms and contract generation, HR performance, and full management and accounting capabilities.
Having spent the majority of his working life as a bricklayer, Desy Stevenson recently took a leap of faith to start a new business to die for.
Since January, Desy, a father of six from Scarva, has been carving out a living selling ecologically friendly coffins, and just recently he’s branched out into ground-breaking printed coffins.
A lawsuit is currently pending in federal court against the Transportation Security Administration for “emotional distress and mental anguish” after the Plaintiff alleges certain, unnamed TSA agents mishandled his mother’s remains (her ashes) while inspecting an urn in his checked baggage.
“Orthodox Customs Traditions & Practices” web site created for Funeral Directors and their Orthodox Families!
For the past four (4) decades I have witnessed or participated in more than a thousand Eastern Orthodox Funerals throughout the United States and Canada. On numerous occasions during this time, I have traveled to various locations in the U.S. and Canada to share my expertise with funeral directors and their families when it came to customs, traditions, practices, and rituals in the conduct of funerals in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Answering Service for Directors, the leading funeral home answering service, recently released an updated version of the company’s iPhone application, ASD Mobile. The newly enhanced app, ASD Mobile 3, provides innovative solutions to many of the communication issues funeral professionals experience.
Hearses, puns and Dolly Parton: An afternoon at the National Funeral Directors Association Convention & Expo
The halls of Music City Center hummed with activity Monday, as hundreds of funeral home professionals from all over the world explored the sights and sounds of the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo.
Great seminar venues are important for a successful seminar event. Fun and beautiful locations attract interesting people, and learning what other successful people are doing is as valuable as hearing the seminar materials. MKJ Marketing has been conducting professional funeral industry seminars since its inception in the 1980’s.
Robert “Rob” C. Moore IV, CFSP, CCO, of Moore’s Home for Funerals in Wayne, N.J., was installed today as president of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). The installation took place during the House of Delegates Meeting during the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo, October 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn.