May 1, 2020
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Writing an obituary can be a daunting task, which is why man people let the funeral director or newspaper staff write one. A meaningful obituary can be achieved by celebrating their life. Not only can a well-crafted obituary be a way to honor your loved one, but it can serve as a cathartic moment for yourself and possibly help with your own grief and emotion.

April 27, 2020
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While many people hold a funeral or memorial service at a funeral home or a church (or temple), some are opting for different and sometimes very unique venues to hold a funeral or celebrate their loved one's life. Below we have put together some unique and interesting ideas if you are looking for a venue to celebrate your loved one's life.

April 24, 2020
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Whether you are coordinating with the funeral director yourself or you are simply attending a funeral, it is good to know what to expect. Funerals like many other services can vary greatly in length and composition depending on a number of variables. Below we will try and outline a typical funeral service so you can get an idea of what to expect and plan accordingly.

April 20, 2020
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If you are going through the five stages of grief it can be hard to find sources of inspiration or condolence. Many individuals use short quotes to give them an emotional pickup, these quotes can come from many sources; world leaders, the Bible, poets, or even celebrities. Many funeral homes offer services that allow you to signup to receive a quote each day for a year. These can be a nice way to remind you of the joys of life and that while your loved one is gone they are not forgotten.

April 15, 2020
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The coronavirus (COVID-19), while not directly causing economic damage, has caused state and local governments to introduce shelter in place and lockdown orders, effectively stopping much commercial and economic activity. The side effect has been that many small and medium businesses have had to cut or furlough employees in order to stay solvent, creating massive unemployment and distress amongst individual workers and their families. The funeral industry is dominated by family-run small businesses and has not been immune.

April 10, 2020
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Embalming is the process of chemically treating the deceased human body to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms, delay organic decomposition, and restore an acceptable physical appearance. It is only necessary if there will be viewing, if the remains will be transported over a long distance, or if it is required by law.

April 7, 2020
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A living will (also known as a "healthcare proxy" or "advanced directive") is a legal document used to inform medical workers and doctors of your medical and health care decisions and preferred medical procedures and treatments during end-of-life conditions and life-threatening conditions. This document has no effect after your death.

April 3, 2020
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It can be hard determining the price of a funeral let alone what it would cost at a specific funeral home if you only want to search online. Not everyone likes speaking in-person to a business when they know they are being sold to and under incredible emotional distress. That is why Obitia lists and allows for easy price estimating for over 12,000 funeral homes across the United States.

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