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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 […]

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 […]

Bicycles Follow Funeral Cars in Procession for Friend

It’s not very often that you see a procession of bicyclists following the funeral cars behind a hearse, but it was a sight to see earlier this month. In Scottsboro, Alabama, a bicyclist was killed while riding his bike on Alabama 35. His name was Carlos Serrano, Sr. and he was part of the Tri-Sport […]

Demand for Funeral Cars at Funerals is Waning

Demand for Funeral Cars at Funerals is Waning

People used to say that the funeral business was recession-proof. Even when people are suffering financially, funerals are something that they will always need. While this is true, many mourners are finding ways to save money when it comes time to say goodbye to a loved one. One of the main things they are cutting […]

Hearses and Buttons and Other Superstitions

Hearses and Buttons and Other Superstitions

wiPeople and cultures probably have more superstitions about death than any other experience in life. We could probably write for weeks about the superstitions various people hold about death and dying. That might be too much, but we would like to begin a weeklong series about superstitions regarding death. Here are the first few that […]

Funeral Cars and Muscle Cars Create Impressive Procession

Funeral Cars and Muscle Cars Create Impressive Procession

When Nick Corbo was dying, he made the request that his funeral cars be followed by some of his favorite muscle cars when he was taken to his final resting place. That’s almost what happened this past weekend in Stamford, Connecticut. Behind the line of funeral cars was one of the more memorable muscle cars […]

Man Responsible for Funeral Car Burglaries Arrested

A couple weeks ago, we discussed some burglaries of funeral cars in Idaho. The burglaries occurred while mourners were inside the chapel grieving for their lost loved one. But this week, police in the area have announced that their investigation has led to the arrest of the man they think is responsible for those burglaries. […]

Funeral Car Thief Sentenced to Six Months in Jail

You may remember us posting something a few weeks ago about a 17-year-old in Scotland who was arrested for stealing a funeral car and taking it for a joyride. Earlier this week, he was sentenced for his crimes. He received six months in prison. But in case you missed the earlier post, here is what […]

Pontiac Makes Ideal Funeral Cars

Pontiac Makes Ideal Funeral Cars

Last week, General Motors announced that it would not be producing any Pontiac brand automobiles after the 2010 model season. For some car enthusiasts, that was bad news. One funeral director in Ohio – Lee Hadley – is going to miss the Pontiac brand. He owns six 1957 Pontiac models and three of them are […]

The Importance of Pets in Funeral Cars

These days, our pets are a part of the family. Many people spend lots of money on pet carriers just so they can take their pet with them wherever they go. For some, pets are like children. That’s why having one’s pet ride along in the funeral cars with the families is becoming more and […]