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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 […]

Man Gets Court Date for Funeral Procession Interruption

Man Gets Court Date for Funeral Procession Interruption

Is it really that hard to stop for a minute when you see a procession of funeral cars going down the road? Apparently it is because we have one of these stories at least every other week. In this story, however, the man who interrupted the funeral procession is getting a summons to appear in […]

More about the Shaw Funeral Home

More about the Shaw Funeral Home

On Tuesday, we told you about Shaw Funeral Home, a funeral business in Battle Creek, Michigan that just celebrated 100 years of ownership by the same family. Before funeral cars and hearses were even thought of, the Shaw Funeral Home was in its beginning stages. It started as the Buck, Hoyt and Co. funeral home […]

Showing Courtesy to Processions of Funeral Cars

Showing Courtesy to Processions of Funeral Cars

We have written several times on here about drivers either disrespecting processions of funeral cars either out of ignorance or simple rudeness. However, the rules for dealing with processions of funeral cars may not be as clear to some people as it is to others. Following are some things you should do when you approach […]

Hearses Carry Riverside Soldier through Town for Tribute

Hearses Carry Riverside Soldier through Town for Tribute

The scene happens all over the country when a fallen soldier comes back home. This time it was in Murrieta, a town in Riverside, California. Pfc. Nicolas H.J. Gideon died last week in Afghanistan from injuries he sustained while in combat. Insurgents attacked Gideon’s unit with small rocket-propelled grenades. Upon returning home last week to […]

Director Discusses Etiquette for Funeral Cars and Processions

Director Discusses Etiquette for Funeral Cars and Processions

The topic of processions of funeral cars is widely covered on this blog. That’s because we feel it is important to tell people about the proper etiquette and safety measures drivers should take when encountering these lines of funeral cars. One funeral director in Illinois discusses how rude some drivers are when they encounter a […]

Why are Cemeteries and Funeral Cars so Scary?

Why are Cemeteries and Funeral Cars so Scary?

Do you ever get a chill up your spine when you pass by cemeteries, hearses or funeral cars? If so, you are probably normal. Many people in our culture have a fascination with death and symbols of death. These things tend to scare us or, at the least, make us think about our own mortality. […]

Hearses and Funeral Cars Hold Procession to Fight Violence

New Jersey’s Cumberland County was the place to see an attention-grabbing display of funeral cars and hearses following a procession to raise awareness about local violence. On Saturday afternoon, funeral directors and other officials in the area worked together to hold the “Funeral for Violence,” an event that included three processions of funeral cars through […]

Funeral Cars Help Honor Forgotten Veterans

Funeral Cars Help Honor Forgotten Veterans

Did you know that there are literally thousands of unclaimed urns full of ashes left behind at funeral homes? That comes out to about 10 percent of the total number of cremations conducted each year. But a nationwide veterans group is trying to do something to identify and claim many of the cremains that came […]

Should Funeral Cars Be Exempt From Parking Restrictions?

Do you think parking officers should be more lenient on funeral cars and hearses when they are parked somewhere where other cars are not allowed? This is exactly the argument occurring in Marlborough in the UK right now after parking wardens ticketed a funeral director for washing his hearse outside his facility in a “no […]