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!
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New Ohio Funeral Home Will Carry on Family Tradition
A new Middletown, Ohio, funeral home is continuing a 60-year family tradition of serving the community. Donald Jordan, Jr. will open the new Donald Jordan Memorial Chapel to preserve his father’s legacy that began at the Hall-Jordan & Pretty Memorial Chapel in Middletown.
Read more at Journal-News.
Crotty Funeral Home Comforts Families with Libby, a Golden Doodle
Crotty Funeral Home of Belton, Texas, wants guests to be as comfortable as possible. That’s why they enrolled Libby, a mix between a golden retriever and poodle, in Therapy Dog training. Libby is expected to be fully certified by her first birthday.
Read more at Belton Journal.
Santa Barbara Funeral Home Honors Deceased at Annual Event
McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in Santa Barbara California held its 4th annual “Hearts of Compassion” ceremony. The ceremony honored 29 deceased individuals who had no family or friends, including a few veterans.
Read more at NoozHawk.
Oklahoma Funeral Home Honored
The family-owned Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home in Wagoner, Oklahoma, was recently honored by the Wagoner Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce presented the funeral home with the Business of the Month award for June.
Read more at American-Tribute.
Renovations at Texas Funeral Chapel
New renovations are coming to the Rosewood Funeral Chapel. These renovations will help make funerals feel more like a celebration of life. Renovations will include modern updates to the interior, adding new furniture, creating a multipurpose event room, and adding modern lighting.
Read more at Victoria Advocate.
Edwards Funeral Home Gets New Owner
One of the longest-running funeral homes in Kingston, North Carolina, is under new ownership. Edwards Funeral Home & Cremations was sold to funeral director Justin Smith. Smith told the community that he will be making new additions to the funeral home’s list of services, including webcasting and cremation services.
Read more at Kingston Free Press.
Funeral Home Sponsors Musical in Colton, New York
Buck Funeral Home is one of three major sponsors of the Sunday Rock Legacy Project. The SRLP will be hosting the musical “Working” later this month.
Read more at North County Now.
Veteran & Funeral Director Receives Honorary Diploma
Carl Seymour, who opened the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam, New York, in 1961, is finally receiving his high school diploma. Seymour had left Harrisville High School in 1944 to enlist in the U.S. Navy (he was just 16 at the time, but reportedly lied about his age). After serving in WW2, Seymour returned home and studied at Simmons School of Mortuary Science and became a licensed funeral director.
Read more at Watertown Daily Times.