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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

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...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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 ...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Previous Posts

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 ...

How to Personalize an Obituary

During the trying time of grieving the loss of a loved one, you may become distracted by the busy time of planning and organizing a funeral for your last goodbye. An obituary is an important part o...

Should Children Attend a Funeral?

Although children don’t fully understand the concept of death, it is important to remember that they too are experiencing pain and undergoing their own grieving process, as well as you are. We tend...

Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Pre-Planning your funeral has many advantages that ensure your funeral will be held according to your wishes and desires. You have the ability to design and customize a funeral service that will in...

I am Next in Line, What do I Say?

Attending a funeral service or a memorial can be overwhelming and painful for most. Trying to find the right words to express your condolences to the family and close friends of the deceased can be...