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Death Notices via Text Message?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you died and nobody knew about it? Of course, your immediate family would find out one way or another. But what if your friends and co-workers had no idea? Would the funeral home be nearly empty on the day of your funeral? Would your friends start hating […]

Hearses Gather for Frozen Dead Guy Celebration

Earlier this month, the annual Frozen Dead Guy Days celebration took place in Colorado. The event is one that brings hearses, caskets and cold temperatures all to the same place for a fun and festive three-day celebration in honor of “Grandpa” Bredo Morstoel, a man who died in Norway about 20 years ago and was […]

Funeral Cars Turn Dog-Friendly for One Special Boy

Recently, an autistic boy in Sydney, N.S. died in a snowstorm after following his dog Chance into the woods. Search teams weren’t able to find him until it was too late, but Chance stayed faithfully by the boy’s side, trying to keep him warm in a futile fight against a snowstorm and the hypothermia that […]

Video Equipment Becoming New Features at Funerals

Video Equipment Becoming New Features at Funerals

Funeral homes across the country are adding video equipment to their facilities in an effort to give family members overseas a chance to say goodbye. One funeral home owner in the Twin Tiers region – Brad Perkins – is joining the trend. Perkins, owner of the Dryden area Perkins Funeral Home, recently invested in some […]

Mock Funeral for Cancelled Scholarship at UNC-Asheville

Mock Funeral for Cancelled Scholarship at UNC-Asheville

Mock funerals tend to be the way to get attention and make your cause known these days. The students at UNC-Asheville recognize this and used a mock funeral to bring awareness to the cancelled EARN scholarship for students at the school. The Students for a Democratic Society held the demonstration earlier this month as part […]

Thefts from Funeral Cars Spark Safety Concerns

Thefts from Funeral Cars Spark Safety Concerns

You know things are getting bad these days when thieves are targeting the funeral cars of mourners during a graveside service. That’s exactly what Stacy Egan and Thomas Beach did recently. They were arrested for stealing anything they found in the funeral cars at a cemetery while the owners of those cars were saying goodbye […]

Why Hymns are So Popular at Funerals

If you have ever been to a traditional funeral, you have probably noticed hymns playing in the background or someone may have even sung a hymn during the actual service. Hymns are very popular at funerals, but do you know why? Music has an uncanny way of expressing how we feel when we are dealing […]

Motorcycles and Funeral Cars Help Say Goodbye

Motorcycles and Funeral Cars Help Say Goodbye

Mark Guest was known for his enthusiasm for his motorcycle and riding it every chance he could. So when a procession of funeral cars followed him to his final resting place after being killed in a traffic accident, a large group of his biker friends followed behind for an impressive show of goodbyes. Guest was […]

Funeral Protestors Win Appeal

Funeral Protestors Win Appeal

One of the major problems that funeral directors and grieving families have had to deal with in recent years is the group of people from a “church” in Kansas that protest at funerals. For months, they have been showing up at funerals for soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice and others who have been in […]

Sheriff Uses Funeral Cars to Make a Point

Sheriff Uses Funeral Cars to Make a Point

If you want to make a point about death or some dangerous habits that lead to death, funeral cars are an ideal attention-grabber. One sheriff in Marshall County, Alabama realizes this and he plans to use a hearse in an effort to deter the area’s youth from drugs. The hearse, which is a simple one […]