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!
If you or someone you know deserves recognition, email us at email@example.com We’d love to feature you or them in our next installment of Funeral Home Happenings!
Virginia Funeral Home to Open New Location
Basset Funeral Service in Basset, Virginia bought a new building that they will turn into “a state-of-the-art cremation and tribute center and a chapel.”
Read more at Martinsville Bulletin.
Illinois Funeral Home Hosted Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt
Symonds-Madison Funeral Home in Elgin, Illinois hosted a Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt that involved visiting local military monuments and answering trivia questions.
Read more at Daily Herald.
Ohio Funeral Home Held Flag Day Event to Honor Veterans
DeJohn Funeral Homes and Crematory held an event at their Chesterland, Ohio location to honor veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Read more at cleveland.com.
Georgia Funeral Home Presented with Historical Marker
With more than 140 years serving their community, Bynes-Royall Funeral Home, Inc. in Savannah, Georgia now has a historical marker to recognize the funeral home as the oldest Black-owned business in the city.
Read more at WALB News 10.
Colorado Funeral Home Hosted Annual Public Servants Breakfast
Swan-Law Funeral Directors in Colorado Springs, Colorado hosted their annual Public Servants Breakfast to thank frontline workers for everything they do for their community.
Read more at KRDO.
Funeral Home Received Award from the Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA)
Bates Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, Iowa earned the Iowa Award of Funeral Service Excellence from the IFDA.
Read more at Oskaloosa News.
Memorial Day Event Held a Georgia Funeral Home
Sardis-Heard Funerals & Cremation Center in Macon, Georgia held a Memorial Day event with music, activities, and displays to honor those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Read more at WGXA News.
Oregon, Ohio Funeral Home Presented with Readers’ Choice Award
Freck Funeral Chapel earned the award of Best Funeral Home in the 2021 Blade Readers’ Choice Awards.
Read more at The Blade.
Therapy Dogs Help Grieving Families at Tennessee Funeral Homes
Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Johnson City has a therapy dog named Kibbi, and Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes in Kingsport has a therapy dog in training named Emmie. Tetrick Funeral Home also has a therapy dog in training named Little Richie.
Read more at Johnson City Press.
Alabama Funeral Home Now Offers Aquamation
Miller Funeral Home in Oxford, Alabama offers aquamation as another end-of-life arrangement option for their families to choose.
Read more at 6 WBRC.
New York Funeral Home Adds Therapy Dog to Their Staff
Cooper Funeral Home in Medina, New York added Thomas J., a 2-year-old Goldendoodle, to their funeral home’s staff.
Read more at The Daily News.
Police Department Received Donation from Local Funeral Home
Glover Funeral Home in Eufaula, Alabama gave their local police department gift cards to Barb’s Country Kitchen to show their appreciation.
Read more at Eufaula Tribune.
New Funeral Home Opened in Ohio
Cleveland Jewish Funerals opened its doors in late May in Cleveland, Ohio.
Read more at Cleveland Jewish News.
Indiana Funeral Home Hosted Blood Drive
D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes – Maplewood Park partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in the Fort Wayne community.
Read more at WPTA 21.
Bennett Funeral Service Hosted Medical Students Camp
Bennett Funeral Service in New York hosted medical students in the Catawba County Schools’ Camp Med 2021 Summer Program. The students went on a tour of the funeral home, learned about the funeral profession, and received lunch and a swag bag.
Read more at Hickory Daily Record.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on the latest funeral profession news and trends!