Desairology? Is that a thing? According to uslegal.com, “The art of Desairology involves caring for the hair, skin and nails of the deceased in a funeral home preparation room. The specialty is performed by a Desairologist who is licensed in cosmetology under state law.” But wait! Like everything in funeral service, Desairology is in the process of morphing.
One Roanoke business owner says the heat is taking a toll on his employees. When you think about working in the heat you tend to think about landscapers, road crews and roofers, but it’s also challenging for employees at Oakey’s Funeral Services.
Whether you like it or not, celebrities are a big part of our culture. Ever since they first appeared on the silent screens, we’ve looked up to them, followed their day-to-day lives in magazines and talk shows, and kept up with their achievements… so it makes sense that millions tune in to celebrate them when they pass.
In the age of the internet, an online presence can make or break a business. Having an engaging and user-friendly website is the right place to start, but these days just having a website isn’t good enough. You need to think a step ahead in the process and ask yourself “how are people finding my website in the first place?” One of the most common answers will undoubtedly be “search engines”. If someone is searching for a business within their area (chances are this is the case with funeral homes) then the results will likely come up as a “local listings” or Google Places page, such as the one below.
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional, recently announced its next Regional Workshop will be hosted at The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Sciences on August 7. The workshop titled “Fresh Approaches to Funeral & Memorial Services” will feature four distinct sessions on generating revenue from nontraditional sources.
You feel pretty good because you have created a Facebook page for your funeral home. Since 78% of consumers say social media impacts their purchasing decisions, it is very wise to have an active presence on Facebook. Now…what to post and when should you post it?
Owner of NFL’s Carolina Panthers to pay for funerals of the nine victims in Charleston church massacre
The owner of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers is paying for the funeral costs of the nine victims killed in Wednesday’s church massacre in Charleston. Jerry Richardson detailed his donation in a letter that was shared via social media by Bakari Sellers, a democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.
Passages International, leaders in environmentally-friendly and green funeral products, is pleased to introduce our newest line of biodegradable water urns, The Serenity™ Collection. This series of unique urns is perfect for water burial. Crafted by hand in North America from recycled and kraft paper, they are engineered to float briefly before gracefully sinking. Once submerged, they break down naturally over time.
For some eccentric souls, traditional caskets and cremation urns just won’t do. Luckily, for those looking to leave this world on a more outlandish note, there are options out there to help fulfill those somewhat bizarre afterlife requests.
Many of us do not have our fathers with us on Father’s Day. We are either separated by distance or by death. In my case, my father has been with the Lord for 37 years. As I was thinking about Father’s Day, I thought about the ways in which we remember our fathers and a memorial service that I attended in January came to mind. It was a service was for a man named Bob, who had lived a good and long life, and the church was filled to capacity with many who held fond memories of him. They had come together to celebrate his life… and also his death,