Should I go to the Funeral?

Should I go to the Funeral?

Posted on August 28, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral service

Why should you attend a funeral? The presence of family and friends at the funeral is appreciated. We gather to acknowledge a life that was lived. We gather to comfort those for whom life has just been forever changed by the death of someone they loved. If you care for one or more of the […]

Continue Reading


Flowers and Funerals

Flowers and Funerals

Posted on August 21, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral service

What’s the story behind flowers at a funeral? Well, back in the day before funeral directors perfected the art and science of embalming, flowers were used to mask the odor of the body. In modern times flowers are no longer needed to mask unpleasant odors but they have come to be a part of the […]

Continue Reading


Cremation or burial … is That the Question?

Cremation or Burial … is That the Question?

Posted on July 31, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral service

When a family member dies or when a person is planning their own funeral in advance, one of the first questions that will be asked is, “Do you want burial or cremation?” The burial or cremation question is a starting point for a number of choices that must be made. It’s a place to start. […]

Continue Reading


Thinking about Skipping the Funeral?

Thinking about Skipping the Funeral?

Posted on July 10, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral service

Are you considering going to a funeral? Will you be a guest or, are you the survivor in charge and deciding if there will even be a funeral? Either way, before you just skip the funeral perhaps you should consider how elephants behave when one of their species dies. Perhaps we have something to learn from Dumbo. First of […]

Continue Reading


Too Little Too Late - A Memorial Gone Wrong

Too Little Too Late – A Memorial Gone Wrong

Posted on June 5, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral service

Yesterday, Jane was on duty as a tour guide at a lovely little pre-revolutionary war church in rural Virginia. It was late in the afternoon when a youngish woman wearing shorts and a Cubs ball hat stepped into the visitor’s center looking lost. Thinking that she might need directions, Jane quietly approached to offer her […]

Continue Reading