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Funeral Home Happenings — October 2020

by | Nov 9, 2020 | 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! 

Funeral Homes Gave Rides to the Polls in Limousines 

The National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association gave free rides to the polls in funeral home limousines in Baltimore, Miami, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Kansas City. 

Read more at ABC News

Fourth Annual Before I Die Festival Held Virtually 

Normally, the Before I Die Festival is an in-person event in Alburquerque, New Mexico, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they held a virtual festival from October 30 – November 2. The event’s goal is to promote death positivity and encourage open conversations about death. 

Read more at Before I Die NM

Funeral Director Elected to Texas Funeral Directors Association Board 

Aaron “Ronny” Rivera, Funeral Director and Owner of Rivera Funeral Homes and Vice President and General Manager of Hillcrest Memorial Park and Cemetery, was elected to the Texas Funeral Directors Association’s executive board of directors. 

Read more at The Monitor

Funeral Home Holds Pet Blessing Event 

Greenlawn Funeral Homes in Bakersfield, California had their annual pet blessing event, which is on October 4th every year for the Feast of St. Francis. 

Read more at 

Jefferson County, Alabama Funeral Homes Promote Voting with Procession 

Many Jefferson County funeral homes raised awareness about voting by having a procession with more than a dozen hearses. 

Read more at ABC 33 40 News

Pennsylvania Funeral Home Celebrates Grand Opening of Event Center 

Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. in Hellertown, Pennsylvania opened the Carriage House at Heintzelman event center for post-funeral receptions and other events. 

Read more at The Morning Call

Milner & Orr Funeral Home Hosted Preplanning Seminars 

Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Paducah, Kentucky hosted socially distanced preplanning seminars. 

Read more at The Paducah Sun

Canada Funeral Home Has Grief Therapy Dog to Comfort Families 

Ferguson Funeral Homes in O’Leary and Tyne Valley have an adorable Goldendoodle named Chloe who works as a grief therapy dog at their funeral home. 

Read more at CBC

Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. Hosts Halloween Movie Night 

Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. in Duluth, Georgia hosted a drive-in Halloween movie night screening of Beetlejuice. 

Read more at AJC

Funeral Director Accepted into 12-Week Green Burial Practitioner Course 

Erin. E. Salie, a funeral director at Betz, Rossi, Bellinger & Stewart Family Funeral Homes in New York, was accepted into the green burial course through Mid-America College of Funeral Service. In the course, she’ll learn about green burial practices and can take an exam at the end of the course to become a certified Green Burial Practitioner. 

Read more at The Recorder


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