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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

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...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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 ...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Previous Posts

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 ...

The Steps to Writing a Eulogy

A eulogy can be a difficult speech to write. It is not an easy task to put a lifetime of stories, memories, and words into a few minutes that you will have to talk. Our professionals here at Hurd F...

Managing Social Media Accounts After a Loved One Has Passed Away

It is more than likely that your loved one was active on many social media platforms, especially with the online presence we all hold in today’s society. There are ways in which you can manage thes...

How to Talk to Children About the Concept of Death

Talking to children about death can be a difficult conversation to pursue and you may find yourself holding back, using only minor details and descriptions. Children are fragile and death is a sens...

Tips for Helping a Friend Through the Grieving Process

When a friend loses a loved one that was close and dear to their heart, they are experiencing a great deal of pain and can seem very distant. You may be feeling that you are trying to be there for ...