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2019

What Do I Need to Know in Choosing the Final Resting Place for My Loved One?

Selecting a final resting place for a loved one is an important decision. You want to choose a peaceful location with some connection or significance to your loved one’s life. There are many factors

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2019

Why Do I Need a Death Certificate and How Do I Get One?

When a loved one dies, the death must be registered with the state within a few days. The vital records office then issues copies of the death certificate – an official, government-issued document th

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2019

Featured FAQ: Do You Have to Pay in Full When You Pre-plan a Funeral?

NO! In fact, funeral homes do not charge for advance planning consultation and leave the option of payment in the hands of the consumer. While there are benefits to paying in advance, payment is not

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2019

What Do I Do if a Death Occurs Out of Town?

It can be a difficult time when a loved one dies, but when the death occurs away from home, it can be even more complicated and stressful. Nowadays, people tend to spend extended time away from home

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2019

Who is the Funeral for – the Dead or the Living?

While the funeral honors the person who has died, the benefits of participating in the rituals surrounding a funeral are most important for those left behind. Funerals are ceremonies that help mourne

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2019

What is the Difference Between a Funeral Service and a Memorial Service?

Some people use the terms funeral service and memorial service interchangeably leading to some confusion on the issue. However, there is a distinct difference between the two. A funeral service is a

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2018

Featured FAQ: Why Do People Pre-plan Funerals?

The number one reason people plan in advance for a funeral is peace of mind. Those who preplan achieve this knowing that they will not be a burden to their families; that their arrangements take into

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2018

Featured FAQ: Why do we have pallbearers?

A long-standing tradition, pallbearers are ceremonial escorts in charge of carrying the casket from the funeral service to the burial. It is an honor to be chosen as a pallbearer and a way of paying

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2018

Featured FAQ: What do I Need to Know About Traveling with Cremated Remains?

The loss of a loved one is an emotional time and traveling with the cremated remains – whether to scatter the remains or to bring a loved one back home – can add further stress during a taxing period

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2018

Featured FAQ: Does Social Security Provide Death Benefits?

The death of a loved one can put a strain on family finances. Social Security provides two types of death benefits for eligible surviving family members, including a lump sum payment and monthly bene

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