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The Crucial Role of a Funeral Director in the Funeral Process`

Planning a funeral isn’t easy, especially if you have never gone through the process before. It is a challenging task during a very stressful period of your life. That’s where a funeral director co...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pre-Planning: The Time is Now

Many people have started to consider pre-planning their funeral instead of letting their loved ones bear the responsibility. This might seem intimidating, but it’s easy to arrange. Most funeral hom...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Importance of Writing a Eulogy

A eulogy is a final goodbye, it is an expression of grief and gratefulness, and a way to honor the decedent’s memory. It’s not easy to write or speak about a deceased loved one, especially when you...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tips For Explaining the Concept of Death to Children

Children struggle to understand the concept of death and its permanence. They struggle to understand grief or loss clearly so it’s the job of the parents to step in to help. Unfortunately, this isn...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

What Goes Into The Expense of a Standard Funeral?

Many don’t realize how expensive funerals can be until they’re confronted with the costs at the last moment. This is a relatively complicated process involving several funeral home employees and se...
By Greg Hurd
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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
In Our Blogs
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
In Our Blogs
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Previous Posts

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. ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...