Funeral Home Happenings May 15, 2017

 

Written by Samantha Ward

 

Funeral directors and funeral home owners constantly strive to improve themselves for their community and the families they serve.

 

Unfortunately, they don’t often get the recognition they deserve. That’s why Frazer Consultants regularly features the accomplishments of funeral directors and funeral homes in our Funeral Home Happenings blog. See what your peers and colleagues have been up to lately!

 

Bennett & Houser to Hold Butterfly Release

The Bennett & Houser Funeral Home Inc. in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, is holding a butterfly release to honor those who have passed away.

 

Read more at Gant News.

 

Platt’s Funeral Home Honors Soldiers

Platt’s Funeral Home in Augusta, Georgia, is continuing its yearly tradition of putting up a display of flags for fallen soldiers.

 

Read more at WJBF.

 

Shane Brown Named Funeral Director of the Year

Shane Brown, owner of Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner, Kansas, was named Kansas Funeral Director of the Year.

 

Read more at Gardner Edge.

 

Ron L. Lieske Honored for 50 Years of Service

Ron L. Lieske of Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney, Nebraska, was honored for 50 years of service as a funeral director.

 

Read more at Kearney Hub.

 

Rutledge & Bigham Mortuary Inc. Celebrating 95 Years

Rutledge & Bigham Mortuary Inc. in Statesville, North Carolina, will celebrate its 95th anniversary in June 2017.

 

Read more at Statesville Record & Landmark.

 

W. S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home Gets New Owners

W. S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home in Richmond, Virginia, is now under the ownership of Robert B. McClenny, Jr.

 

Read more at Richmond Free Press.

 

Scott’s Funeral Home Opens New Chapel

The 107-year-old Scott’s Funeral Home in Richmond, Virginia, has opened a 400-seat chapel to better serve families.

 

Read more at Richmond Free Press.

 

Conner Family Funeral Home Opens American Flag Disposal Box

Conner Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, now has a flag disposal box where residents can bring old flags to be properly disposed of.

 

Read more at The Baxter Bulletin.

 

John F. Slater Funeral Home Gets New Additions

The John F. Slater Funeral Home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is adding a chapel and rental hall.

 

Read more at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

 

Graham Funeral Home Celebrates 20 Years

Graham Funeral Home in Mocksville, North Carolina, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

 

Read more at Davie County Enterprise Record.

 

Dukes-Harley Funeral Home Honors Law Enforcement

For National Police Week, Dukes-Harley Funeral Home and Crematory in Orangeburg, South Carolina, is hosting a cookout.

 

Read more at The T&D.

 

Connell Funeral Home, Inc. Works to Save Lives

Connell Funeral Home, Inc. in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is providing the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app for free.

 

Read more at The Morning Call.

 

Peter E. Montanti Named to Board

Peter E. Montanti, managing funeral director at Menorah Chapels, Inc. in Staten Island, New York, was named to the board of Eger Lutheran Homes & Services.

 

Read more at silive.com.

 

Menke Funeral Home Wins Customer Service Award

Menke Funeral Home in Sun City, Arizona, was awarded the Excellence in Customer Service Award by the Johnson Consulting Group.

 

Read more at Peoria Times.

 

Ziemer Funeral Home Presents Check to Hospice House

Ziemer Funeral Home in Evansville, Indiana, donated $10,000 to the Deaconess Foundation’s Linda E. White Hospice House.

 

Read more at Tristate Homepage.

 

Stauffer Funeral Home Employs Therapy Dog

Raven, the therapy dog at Stauffer Funeral Home in Frederick, Maryland, works every weekday from 9 to 5.

 

Read more at WUSA.

 

Baker-Gagne Funeral Home to Present Estate Planning Seminar

Baker-Gagne Funeral Home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, is presenting a free seminar on estate planning for the community.

 

Read more at The Conway Daily Sun.

 

Goodwin Funeral Home Dedicates New Chapel

Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz, Kentucky, opened a 7,000-square-foot addition which includes a chapel.

 

Read more at WKDZ.

 

Memorial Funeral Home Gets New Owners

Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center, Iowa, is now owned by Jerry and Amy Jurrens of Jurrens Funeral Home.

 

Read more at nwestiowa.com.

 

If you or someone you know deserves recognition, email us at samantha@frazerconsultants.com. We’d love to feature you or them in our next installment of Funeral Home Happenings!

 

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