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Open Casket or Closed Casket?

Posted on September 1, 2014 by J. Chad Pendley | 2 Comments
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Another decision that we help families in making when planning a funeral is whether or not to have an open casket.  Most of the time this is an option that we encourage at least with just the family and sometimes also for the public, there are sometimes when this could actually pose an issue.  I want to […]

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How do you explain death to a child?

Posted on August 19, 2014 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
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This is a hard question to answer and it is really a personal choice on how you address death with a child.  Since this is a very personal decision I will explain it to you like we do here at the funeral home with the families that we serve in a very general sense.  Unfortunately, […]

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I don’t want all the fuss, just bury me in the backyard!

Posted on August 15, 2014 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
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    This seems to be a common theme that we as funeral directors get told from families. When we first ask a family how they would want to honor their loved one and what type of service they were thinking about, we will hear: “Well daddy always said just put him in a pine […]

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How do you do your job every day?

Posted on August 7, 2014 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
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  Here is a question that we all get asked almost every single day and this is a very personal question and there is a lot of meaning behind it. A better way of answering this is by changing the question to “Why” instead of “How”. Becoming a funeral director in most cases is not […]

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Do I need to stop for a funeral procession?

Posted on by J. Chad Pendley | 2 Comments
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            This is another great question that we encounter a lot. Funeral processions date back even to the roman days when some of the first funeral processions were recorded. The processions were started as an act of grievance and to allow mourners to take part in the funeral ceremonies with […]

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