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How Does a Celebration of Life Differ from a Funeral?

There are a number of alternatives to the traditional funeral service available today so people don’t have to choose the traditional ceremony if they want something different and unique. Many want ...
By Greg Hurd
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

How to Cope With A Recent Loss During the Holidays

Dealing with grief is never easy but it can be especially taxing during the holiday season when the atmosphere is joyful and celebratory. Some people force themselves to bear it, which can be very ...
By Greg Hurd
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Cremation Facts: Everything You Need to Know

Many people are now forgoing traditional burials and instead, choosing cremations. This is especially true for people who take the time to pre-plan their funeral and make their choices in advance. ...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

What is the Difference Between a Celebration of Life vs. a Funeral?

Different people have different ways to honor their loved ones after they have passed away. Funerals, wakes, memorial services, a celebration of life, etc., provide an avenue to say goodbye and get...
By Greg Hurd
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

3 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

Funerals are solemn affairs full of grieving family, friends and loved ones. It’s important to be kind and considerate toward the decedent's family and respectful towards the departed soul. Many pe...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Monday, October 23, 2017

Do Women Serve as Pallbearers at a Funeral?

One question we receive on a regular basis is whether or not women are traditionally allowed to serve as pallbearers during a funeral service. The answer here is that they absolutely are ...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Thursday, October 5, 2017

4 Common Misconceptions about Pre-Planning Your Funeral

People are often wary of pre-planning their funeral and that’s mostly because they don’t understand the process or have misconceptions regarding it. At Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, we encourage everyon...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Previous Posts

Does the Catholic Church forbid Cremation at the Time of Death?

As a catholic, you don’t want to have to worry yourself with the finer points of Catholic doctrine. This being said, many Catholics are still not clear about the exact stance the Catholic Chur...

A Guide to the Benefits Available to Veterans

Veterans are eligible to a number of funeral and burial benefits, which both the veteran and their families should be aware of. At Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, we encourage veterans to study the benefi...

Celebrant or Clergy Member, which Should I Choose?

The officiant who conducts the funeral service provides emotional support and comfort to everyone present, which is why it’s important to choose one carefully. Many people are torn between a clergy...

3 Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

Memorializing a loved can be tricky because most family members want the service to be personal and reflective of the decedent’s personality. Fortunately, there are a number of easy and inexpensive...

Tips for Explaining Death to Children

It’s not easy to explain the concept of death to children and many parents dread the thought of doing so. Most assume that children will eventually learn on their own without parental advice. Many ...

Benefits of Planning Your Funeral While You’re Still Alive

The concept of planning a funeral service while being still alive is uncomfortable for most people but it can prove to be immensely helpful down the line. The death of a loved one is always a diffi...

Choosing the Perfect Songs for a Funeral Service

Music and songs can add a soothing atmosphere to the funeral service and bring a great deal of comfort to the grieving family and friends. Not all music is suitable for funerals and choosing the ri...