12 hrs ago
Social media after death
In a world where social media has become an integral part of our everyday lives, Israeli start-up LifeVU is revolutionizing social networking for the afterlife. Based in Jerusalem, the web-based platform is the brainchild of co-founders Elazar Cohen and Shlomo Silverstone, two friends who came up with the concept of memorializing the departed while having coffee at university four years ago.
21 hrs ago
I'm dead proud: Mr Dyer lives up to his name as he wins Embalmer of the Year
Bob is still on cloud nine after beating stiff opposition to be crowned Britain's Embalmer of the Year at The Ideal Death Show - a celebration of everything great about kicking the bucket. And Bob, who runs Midland Embalming Services from the family's Studley, Warwickshire, funeral parlour didn't just beat the four finalists.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Families wait months to bury loved ones at Arlington
Families wait months to bury loved ones at Arlington Arlington conducts 27 to 30 funeral services every weekday and six to eight on Saturdays Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tPHQ0V FORT MYERS, Fla. - Don R. Sykes was killed in Vietnam on Aug. 12, 1969.
WNYC-AM New York
A Cheerful Mortician Tackles The Lighter Side Of Death
"That thud - that noise of the girl's body hitting laminate - would play over and over again in my mind, dull thud after dull thud," she writes in her new book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory . She was 8, in a shopping mall in her home state, sunny Hawaii.
Video: Only Fools and Hearses farewell to 30-year-old Leeds fan
A 30-year-old comedy lover who died suddenly was given a 'triffic' Del Boy send-off in a funeral dedicated to his favourite classic comedy. In the first of its kind in Calderdale and West Yorkshire, a Only Fools and Horses themed hearse brought the streets of Siddal, Halifax, to a standstill, yesterday, as the hearse carrying John, made its way from Emotions funeral directors, past John's childhood Jubilee Road home, to St Mark's Church before the procession travelled to Park Wood crematorium in Elland.
Redditch man gets Embalmer of the Year
Rob Dyer, from A Dyer & Sons Funeral Directors, was voted Embalmer of the Year by the Good Funeral Guide at its awards evening held at The Beeches Conference Centre in Birmingham. Mr Dyer has been part of the family-run funeral business for more than 50 years and a qualified embalmer for 30 years.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Emotional 9/11 ceremony honors 13 unclaimed veterans with burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery
The caskets arrived in black-and -ray hearses, draped in U.S. flags and driven along the winding, flag-lined drive. One by one, the hearses came to a stop and the caskets were unloaded.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Coroner: Increase in number of people not claiming family member's bodies
When Jared Tutko Jr.'s mother never claimed the boy's body after he was found dead in his home last month, he was cremated by the county. The coroner says people not claiming family members' bodies is happening more often.
Plymouth Evening Herald
Plymouth funeral businesses attend Ideal Death Show
The event, in Bourneville, last weekend, was billed as a three-day "gathering of entrepreneurs, pioneers and progressives from the funeral industry". Among keynote discussions was one about the need to ensure someone's "digital legacy" online photographs, Facebook history and downloaded tunes can be accessed, shared, or not, after death.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Funeral firm in move to Nelson
An Australian funeral firm, cleared by the Commerce Commission to take more of Christchurch's funeral business, is coming to Nelson. The Nelson City Council confirmed that Bledisloe New Zealand has lodged an application for building consent to convert a building on Haven Rd into a chapel and funeral parlour.
The Aiken Standard
Posey installed as president of SCFDA
Staff Photo by Scott Rodgers Walker Posey shows off some old tools of the trade at a Heritage Council meeting. Posey is the new president of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association.
Buckingham Street stabbing: "If I'd have been there ten minutes...
A funeral director has told of how he was in a town centre convenience store just minutes before a man was stabbed yesterday afternoon. Duncan Satterly, of Church View Funeral Service in Buckingham Street, went into Bab's Food & Wine Store before going back to his office across the street, oblivious to what would unfold.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
The Mississippi Press
Funeral, public memorial service set for Jack Cristil, the Voice of the Missisisppi State Bulldogs
Funeral services for legendary Mississippi State University radio announcer Jack Cristil will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holland Funeral Directors in Tupelo. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park in Verona.
Remembering 9/11: Flags of Honor will be flown in Woodruff
11, on the Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation property located along Margaret Street in Woodruff. Sept.
Ways to protect your loved onea s funeral arrangements
Pre-paying for a funeral doesn't guarantee the funeral home will stay in business, but there are ways you can protect the arrangements for your loved one's funeral from unforeseen problems. Funeral directors should itemize all costs and explain what happens if they go out of business.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Roberts Funeral Home celebrates opening
Set conveniently on the grounds of the 85-acre East Lawn Memorial Park in Reno, the Roberts Funeral Home celebrated its grand opening Thursday, with owners already reporting an early interest in the funeral home-cemetery combination. "The whole concept is designed to be much easier," said Alex Roberts, funeral director and president of Wooster-based Roberts Funeral Homes.
Gap in cremation costs
Both were cremated, and both had memorial viewings. One funeral home charged about $3,800, and the other funeral home charged about $1,900.
Some of those involved in the cabaret evening at the Octagon present a cheque to Manorlands
Many of those present were from the 130 families that Brian Langford and his team at Powell and Family Funeral Directors had supported during the past year. And two sisters - Maria Bagarozza and Antoinette Rowland - who were celebrating their 65th and 60th birthdays respectively, contributed some Italian food.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Funeral director in line for award win
A local funeral director has been selected to go through to the final stages of this year's Good Funeral Awards. Julian Hussey, director of family funeral directors AG Down, WG Potter, Overmass & Chapple and EA Dodd & Son, was chosen from hundreds of nominees to go through to the final stages of this year's glittering ceremony at The Beeches in Bournville in September 2014.
Funerals don't have to be dark and horrible anymore'
LUCY Jane has a simple philosophy for running her Oxford funeral business: "Nothing's too silly that you can't ask." The 32-year-old's approach has led to her being nominated as Funeral Director of the Year in a national industry awards less than a year after she opened her doors as The Individual Funeral Company in Rose Hill.