Funeral Home Happenings August 7, 2017

 

Written by Jacob Terranova

 

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!

 

Funeral Director Receives Disaster Training

Funeral Director Dave Allred, director of the Burley, Idaho city cemeteries, recently completed intensive disaster training with the National Disaster Medical System Group. Allred completed his training at an all-hazards training facility in Anniston, Alabama.

 

Read more at KMVT.

 

Canadian Funeral Home To Offer Water Burials

McKinlay Funeral Home, located in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, offers families a new option. The funeral home teamed up with a charter service to allow families the option to scatter ashes of a loved at sea.

 

Read more at Chatham Daily News.

 

Reeves and Baskerville Funeral Home Adopts Grief Therapy Companion

The Reeves and Baskerville Funeral Home of Illinois welcomed their newest addition to the team, a 2-month-old King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Miss Katie. Miss Katie is part of a growing trend of therapy dogs in the funeral profession.

 

Read more at Morris Herald-News.

 

Funeral Home Pledges $100k Scholarship Fund

Bennie Smith, along with his wife Shirley, has pledged $100,000 for undergraduate scholarships at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The Bennie Smith Funeral Homes currently operate in 13 locations across three states.

 

Read more at Delmarva Now.

 

Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel Celebrates 100 Years

The Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel, of Palmyra, Missouri, is celebrating their 100th anniversary. The public is invited to join on August 22 to enjoy refreshments and tour recent renovations.

 

Read more at Hannibal Courier-Post.

 

New Crosses Installed on Funeral Home

Divine Mercy Funeral Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana had three new crosses installed on the roof of their funeral home. Construction on the funeral home is expected to be completed soon, and the funeral home is set to open in November.

 

Read more at News-Sentinel.

 

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

 

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