Latest Hearse Stories

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

2007-05-25 18:00:00

Harley-Davidson enthusiasts who take the motto "Live to Ride, Ride to Live" to heart now have a proper conveyance to hog heaven.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.