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How Does Cremation Work?

     We make many choices when we are planning funeral or memorial services for ourselves or for a loved one. The first and perhaps most important is deciding between a traditional burial or cremation. Many factors drive the decision, including religious considerations. Overall, the use of cremation has increased i...READ MORE

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Why Are Funerals Considered Healing?

     To be sure, funerals and memorial services remember loved ones, honoring their lives. But that is only a part of the purpose of a funeral. Mourners need an opportunity to visit the family, perhaps view the body or casket, and gather with others who share their loss.  ...READ MORE

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What is the Difference between a Grave Marker and a Headstone?

     People use the terms interchangeably, but there is a difference between grave markers and headstones. In general, grave markers lie flat on the ground while headstones rise above the grave in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Neither flat markers nor raised stones are “better.” Both have their places. Features...READ MORE

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How to Preplan Your Funeral

        The need to preplan doesn’t arise when you are facing hospice; rather, making arrangements even years ahead of time is a blessing for your heirs. You have had the conversation with your family. You have decided to start planning your funeral services.   But how do you go about it? The process seems daunting...READ MORE

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How to Choose Music for a Funeral Service

How to Choose Music for a Funeral Service When you plan how to memorialize a loved one, you will make many choices, from officiant to flower arrangements. Don’t let selecting music for the event stress you out. With a little thought and a few simple steps, you will check this item off your list quickly. First, whom...READ MORE

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