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5 Memorable Ways to Honor Your Loved One Once They've Passed

Creating a memorial to properly say goodbye and remember a loved one after they've passed is a touching and unique way to pay your respects. Furthermore, it can go a long way to getting through you...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How to Plan a Celebration of Life If No Instructions Were Given

Dealing with the lose of a loved one is never easy, however it can be even more stressful when you have no instructions for their service or end of life celebrations.  In some cases if the pas...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sending Flowers to the Bereaved

The idea of sending flowers has been a tradition and ritual dating back thousands and thousands of years ago. Although traditions around funerals are constantly changing, it seems that floral arran...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cremation vs. Burial…How to Decide Which is Best

One of the most difficult and personal discussions that one makes in terms of their end of life plans is the decision between burial and cremation. However, in some cases it is difficult because th...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Should I or Shouldn’t I Go to the Funeral?

Funerals can be a difficult and stressful time for anyone in attendance. It is a time of mourning and loses, that can bring up many different emotions. However, one of the biggest questions that so...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Qualities to Look for in a Good Funeral Home

It may seem like an impossible task, while through a time of immense mourning and grief, however, one of the most important decision that you will have to make is selecting the right funeral home. ...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Unique Memorials From Around the World

There are hundreds of beautiful and unique memorials set up all around the world to memorialize historical moments or influential people. It is difficult to summarize some of the most haunting, yet...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Previous Posts

The top 5 Funeral Etiquette Tips

It is important to be prepared for funeral services, especially if this is your first time attending a service. Funerals are a time where everyone in the room is going through some form of emotiona...

Tips for Choosing the Right Types of Flowers for a Funeral Service

Flowers are an important part of any funeral service here at Hurd Funeral Homes in Chillicothe, Illinois. The different flowers and how they can be arranged in different ways help to symbolise our ...

Tips for Letting go of a Loved One While Keeping them close to Your Heart

We here at Hurd Funeral Homes are fully dedicated towards providing you with the necessary knowledge in order for you to cope with this dramatic event in a healthy way. This is why we have pro...

Selecting a Final Resting Place after Cremation

After the cremation process is over, the funeral home is going to give back the ashes in a welllocked package for you to decide what to do with them. Choosing the final action or place for these as...

Coping with Grief over the Holiday Season

Grieving can be a long and difficult time in a person’s life. Christmas and the holiday season can make the grieving for the bereaved much harder. There are many events and traditions that take pla...

The Importance of a Funeral Procession

A funeral procession offers grieving loved ones the opportunity to accompany the remains of the deceased to the funeral service. Hurd Funeral Homes in Chillicothe, Illinois has been offering funera...

Can I Have a Cremation and a Visitation?

In case you are in a situation that requires you to start thinking about a memorial service soon, you will need to consider the different options that you have.  Cremation service is starting ...