Death brings its own pace of life … its own schedule. It’s never convenient. But we want it to be. We want to control it. We want to put it on an itinerary that fits our fast paced, purpose driven lifestyles.
Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in pre-need funeral funding, held its national sales meeting and recognition banquet Jan. 27-31 in Austin, Texas. Awards were earned by account executives who demonstrated excellent service and proven results.
Security National Life is pleased to announce that John Little and Karla Kesting joined the company as Market Sales Managers of its Preneed Division. Mr. Little will be covering Northern California and Ms. Kirkland covering Central California. Current manager, Andrew Pavela is transferring from Illinois to cover Southern California
Last week, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) announced the names of the 50 funeral professionals who will have an opportunity to learn from three leading funeral directors and network with like-minded peers during the Association’s Meet the Mentors Program on March 17 and 18 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Meet the Mentors is being held in cooperation with the Funeral Service Foundation.
FrontRunner Professional and Northern Caskets have formed a strategic alliance to develop a special edition of the FrontRunner software. The new system called TechnologySuite is an all web-based, robust, and most importantly, a scalable solution to meet any sized firm’s needs.
The move, by one of the funeral industry’s best known operators, expands on a marketing innovation that appears to have begun at the dawn of the decade when a company called Til We Meet Again began opening casket stores around the country.
“We try to reach our audience where they are at and the mall is a great way to do that,” said Ben Sussman, spokesman for Forest Lawn.
A gun that once belonged to outlaw Bonnie Parker has sold at auction for $99,450. The gun was found hidden in Parker’s dress by a mortician preparing her body for embalming.
The family of a Puerto Rican boxer — who was shot to death last week — honored his dying wish on Friday by propping up his corpse in the corner of a fake boxing ring to memorialize his career.
Like an ashen wax figure, Christopher Rivera’s pale, embalmed body was positioned in the corner of the ring decked out in boxing gloves, a hoodie, shades and sneakers.
Years before Billy Standley died on Sunday, he planned out every detail of his funeral: He bought up the three plots next to his wife’s grave, had his sons build him a custom casket, and arranged for the funeral director to embalm him in a sitting position.
Funeral service is famous for resistance to change. Now, with the help of world renowned Human Synergistics International (HSI), Alan Creedy has scientifically determined the source of that resistance and, more importantly, how to overcome it. It has been suggested that funeral service may have come to the first major inflection point since embalming was introduced.