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Funeral Home Happenings — March 2021

by | Apr 5, 2021 | Funeral Home Happenings

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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 We’d love to feature you or them in our next installment of Funeral Home Happenings! 

Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home Changes Its Name 

The new owners Kevin Apfel, Jenifer Apfel, and James Wolfe changed the name to Apfel Wolfe Funeral Home. The funeral home is located in Janesville, Wisconsin. 

Read more at GazetteXtra

South Carolina Funeral Director Helps Honor Veterans 

Joseph B. Cooper, a funeral director and the owner of Cooper Funeral Home in Dillon, South Carolina, is live streaming veteran funeral services on their funeral home’s Facebook Page. 

Read more at abc15News

Illinois Funeral Home to Build Crematory 

Laird Funeral Home got approval to build a crematory in Elgin, which will be the first one in the city. 

Read more at Chicago Tribune

Ohio Funeral Director Advocates for Vaccines 

Thomas Routsong, the owner of Routsong Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Kettering, Ohio talked with the state’s Governor to advocate for having the COVID-19 vaccine available to funeral directors. 

Read more at Dayton247Now

Colorado Funeral Home Now Owned by Mother and Son 

Colorado Funeral Homes, previously known as Kent-Bailey Funeral Home, is now owned by Rose Abeyta and her son T.J. Garcia. 

Read more at Summit Daily

Maryland Funeral Homes Celebrates 25th Anniversary 

Vaughn Greene Funeral Services with multiple Maryland locations is celebrating 25 years serving their area families. 

Read more at PR Newswire

Michigan Funeral Home Donates to a Good Cause 

Lighthouse Funeral & Cremation in Union City, Michigan is matching $20 for donations of $20 or higher to Beginnings Care for Life Center through the end of August 2021. 

Read more at The Daily Reporter

North Carolina Funeral Home Earns NFDA Award 

Twiford Funeral Home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina is one of the funeral homes to earn the NFDA’s 2020 Pursuit of Excellence Award. 

Read more at OBXToday

West Virginia Funeral Home Building New Chapel and Center 

Bartlett Funeral Home in Grafton, West Virginia is building a new celebration of life center and chapel. 

Read more at 12WBOY

Ohio Funeral Home Celebrates 30th Anniversary 

Shapiro Funeral Services in Orange Village, Ohio is celebrating 30 years of serving their area families. 

Read more at Cleveland Jewish News

Voran Funeral Home Celebrates 70th Anniversary and Renovation 

Voran Funeral Home in Allen Park, Michigan is celebrating 70 years of serving their area families. For the anniversary, they renovated their building. 

Read more at News-Herald

McNabb Funeral Home Celebrates 60th Anniversary 

McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Arkansas is celebrating 60 years of serving their area families. 

Read more at KAIT8

Fourth Generation Joins Schulte & Mahon-Murphy Funeral Home 

With multiple Ohio locations, Schulte & Mahon-Murphy Funeral Home has four generations working at the funeral home. Cousins Matt Murphy and Denny Murphy are the Murphy family’s fourth generation. 


Oklahoma Funeral Director to Help Study Remains in a Mass Grave 

Tristan Wilson, a funeral director at Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc. in Tulsa, will help archaeologists study the remains in an Oaklawn Cemetery mass grave. 

Read more at newson6


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