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2013-06-20 23:02:33

Time magazine reported on June 13 that cremation is outpacing traditional burials as the U.S.´s most popular funeral disposition option. Funeral Financials announced its top 3 reasons why cremation is on the rise in American society. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Burials have traditionally been more common than cremation, but that is changing. It's projected that more Americans will be cremated than buried in just a few years, TIME reported in a June 13, 2013 article titled...

2010-01-29 14:47:00

CINCINNATI, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With top funeral service vehicle brands Federal Coach and Eagle Coach gaining a combined double-digit market share increase in 2009, company leadership is now poised to continue that growth with the move of its Federal funeral coach production from Fort Smith, Arkansas to its manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. The transition of Federal funeral coaches to Cincinnati will occur in March 2010. The facility will manufacture the Renaissance,...

2009-09-02 16:53:22

The owner of a Florida hot dog stand said the 1982 black Cadillac hearse he parks by the stand during its open hours is an effective attention-getting device. Jim Belcher, 50, who grew up in a Boston-area funeral home, said curious customers come to see the hearse parked next to his Hallacious Hot Dogs stand in Lakeland but they stay for the wieners, The (Lakeland) Ledger reported Wednesday. People see this, and they want to know what's going on over here. It's unreal how it works, but it...

2009-05-27 19:48:15

The hearse driver for a Bogota funeral home stopped for a beer and failed to deliver a body to the cemetery while the family waited, police said. The Latin American Herald Tribune reported Wednesday that relatives and friends of Tito Vasquez waited for several hours Sunday at the Campos de Cristo cemetery for the hearse to arrive so that they could bury their loved one. Vasquez's family said they could not understand why his body was not being delivered for the funeral. Police said Vasquez's...

2009-05-12 16:36:58

A British undertaker has pleaded guilty to stealing the keys from a rival company's hearse while it was sitting outside of a funeral. David Wood, 48, of Middlesbrough, England, admitted to stealing the keys from a 1968 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI owned by Joel D. Kerr funeral service moments before it was scheduled to transport a body from a funeral to the cemetery in September, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. The level of disrespect is unbelievable, dreadful, said Irene Jessop, funeral director...

2008-12-18 18:28:38

Broward County, Fla., officials said an 18-year-old was arrested after he took a hearse from a church during a funeral and took it for a joyride. Broward sheriff's deputies said Johnny Silfrain, 18, took the hearse, which still had the keys inside it, from the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in West Park after the casket was removed from the back for the funeral, The Miami Herald reported Thursday. Silfrain allegedly made a stop at his parents' home in Hallandale Beach before evading...

2008-11-03 16:00:00

A private funeral was held at a Chicago church Monday morning for three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family. Hudson's mother and brother were shot to death Oct. 24 in their home on Chicago's South Side. The body of Hudson's 7-year-old nephew was discovered in a parked sports utility vehicle on the city's West Side last Monday. The estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia has been called a person of interest in the case, but has not been charged. He was being held on an...

2008-08-19 03:00:28

By Dwoskin, Elizabeth When Erhan Yildirim drives his 2006 Cadillac hearse up to the shipping dock at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the workers greet him by his first name. He's usually with his driver, Ahmet Tosum, and the two Turks cut a curious image as they unload a casket alongside a Whole Foods truck. The trusty Ahmet sports a permanent 5 o'clock shadow and half-tucked-in shirt. The chain-smoking, cologne- wearing Yildirim, on the other hand, dresses in designer suits from his...

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2007-05-25 18:00:00

By MARCUS FRANKLIN NEW YORK - Harley-Davidson enthusiasts who take the motto "Live to Ride, Ride to Live" to heart now have a proper conveyance to hog heaven. A Long Island funeral home chain invested $100,000 in a three-wheeled Harley and carriage-style hearse for bikers who want to go out in style. So far, reaction has been "favorable and positive," Michael Moloney of Moloney Family Funeral Homes said Thursday during a Manhattan demonstration. "People see it and go, 'Wow, this can be...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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