Get Your Family Involved in Funeral Planning

Posted on January 24th, 2020
Posted by Allen McMullen under Funeral service, Preplanning
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When death is near or has just occurred, there are so many things to do and yet there is nothing you can do. You feel helpless. You can’t make the person well or bring them back.  But you know you will, very soon, need to make many decisions about the service, the final resting place, […]

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Funerals are for Saints and Sinners

Posted on January 17th, 2020
Posted by Allen McMullen under Funeral etiquette, Funeral service
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These days we’re hearing a lot about life celebrations. A funeral is a ceremony for someone who has died and the survivors. A celebration of life is a funeral with a celebratory feel and it may or may not have a faith-based component. Celebrating the life of the accomplished, the kind, and the generous feels […]

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How much do funerals cost?

Posted on January 10th, 2020
Posted by Allen McMullen under Funeral cost, Funeral home, Funeral service
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For most of us, one of the first questions think of when we think we need a funeral home soon is, “How much will it cost?”  It’s understandable that everyone wants a simple answer to this question. Unfortunately, there is no one simple answer. Think of the last time you bought a pair of shoes. […]

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Food and funerals

Posted on October 25th, 2019
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Why is food such a fundamental part of any funeral? Food provides comfort and strength. A gift of food shows that we care. It’s natural to connect food with the healing process of a funeral. When should you give food? What’s helpful without being overwhelming?  How do you accept food graciously without having to buy […]

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What to wear to a funeral

Posted on October 18th, 2019
Posted by Allen McMullen under Funeral service, What to wear to a funeral
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First, understand that what you wear to the funeral is much less important than actually going to the funeral or gathering.  Don’t underestimate the value of your presence. Your kind words, shared stories, or even just a hug will mean a great deal to friends and family when there has been a death. Don’t let […]

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