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Funeral Home Happenings — May 29, 2018

by | May 29, 2018 | 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!

Rodney Wakeman Elected President of MFDA

Rodney Wakeman, co-owner and vice president of Wakeman Funeral Home, was elected to serve as president of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association. Wakeman, a Michigan native, has more than 30 years of experience in funeral service.

Read more at the Midland Daily News.

Michigan Funeral Home Starts Recycling Program to Cut Back on Waste

Nie Funeral Home of Pittsfield launched a recycling program back in January. As a result, the funeral home has recycled around 1,700 pounds of material since then. Their program has been so successful that they are now recycling at their other funeral home locations as well.


Missouri Funeral Home Wins Award

Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery was one of the 2018 recipients of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce Truly the Best Business of the Year awards. The funeral home was recognized for their history of caring for others, and their mission to provide “respect for the family, respect for the individual, and respect for the profession.”

Read more at the Kansas City Star.

South Carolina Funeral Director Honored

Funeral Director Felicia Robinson Smith-Charles was honored as the 2018 Professional of the Year by the South Carolina Morticians Association, Incorporation.


Indiana Funeral Home Honored For History of Service

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc., Essling Chapel was honored by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch for serving the community for more than 60 years.


Two New Jersey Funeral Homes Certified By Green Burial Council

Jeffries & Keates Life Celebration Funeral Home in Northfield, and Keates-Plum Life Celebration Funeral Home in Brigantine, New Jersey, were certified by the Green Burial Council to perform green burials. The funeral homes will host a workshop to teach families more about the benefits of green burial options.

Read more at the Press of Atlantic City.

Oklahoma Funeral Home Hosts Annual Avenue of Flags

Floral Haven Funeral Home held their annual Avenue of Flags event. The ceremony honored veterans and fallen soldiers with more than 4,000 flags.


Washington Funeral Home Honors Fallen Soldiers

Heritage Funeral Home honored the sacrifice of fallen soldiers over Memorial Day weekend. The funeral home held several events, including an honor guard presentation, a family concert, and displays of military memorabilia.


Mississippi Funeral Home Holds Memorial Day Event

Twin Oaks Funeral Home honored the memories of fallen soldiers by holding a remembrance service. This was their 24th annual Memorial Day service.



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