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Ex-Mortician’s Lawsuit Says Job Caused ‘Mental Anguish’

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.09.2017 | Crime

A Texas man suffered “mental anguish” while working at a Fort Worth mortuary, a new lawsuit charges. Jeremy Hoes, of Saginaw, is suing his former ...

Burying The Bodies After Politically Charged Killings

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.10.2017 | Black Voices

DALLAS, Texas ― Stephanie Hughes hadn’t planned to become a funeral home director. But her light-heartedness and intuitive sense of empathy made f...

Funeral Home Has Religious Right To Fire Trans Worker, Judge Rules

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.19.2016 | Queer Voices

(Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Thursday that a Detroit funeral home that “operates as a ministry” was exempt from a law protecting transgend...

Black Funeral Directors Say Mississippi County Sends Most Bodies To White Funeral Homes

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The African-American owners of six funeral homes in Harrison County, Mississippi, filed a lawsuit this week against the coroner and oth...

Woman Caught On Camera Stealing Ring From Corpse At Funeral Home

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.12.2016 | Crime

A woman was caught on camera last week stealing a ring from a corpse that was on display at a Texas funeral home. Surveillance footage showed the unid...

There is Nothing Dead in This Grandiose Former Funeral Establishment of the City of Paris.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.27.2016 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

Its success is real and tangible. You can witness art in various forms glow right under your eyes, and see how art really is a street expression in its best form. Over 60 percent of the performing artists at the 104 are not French.

My Grandmother Is, and Will Forever Be, a Proud Woman

Madeline Wahl | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

My grandmother will forever be a proud woman. She had such pride for her family and friends, her children and grandchildren, her nieces and nephew and everyone in between. My grandmother, ever the socialite, would take me by the hand and introduce me to her friends.

Don't Wait Until You're Dying: Plan and Save for Your Funeral Now

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 10.29.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Death does not discriminate and comes to all of us in one form or another. Make sure you are prepared by planning and saving for your funeral. This way you'll get the funeral you want and won't have to come back and haunt your kids or family. You'd rather rest in peace, right?

Q&A Session with Award-Winning Author, Sheri Booker

Christina Scribner | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sheri Booker is a teacher in Baltimore, spoken word artist, poet, public speaker, and author. Her latest publication, a memoir titled, "NINE YEARS UND...

Am I a Father? Check -- Bidding Farewell to My Baby Too Soon

James Sims | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
James Sims

Angel Belle was alive during the entire delivery process. My wife felt her kicking throughout. Her heartbeat was strong. And then it was not. After being delivered, Angel Belle took a single breath while her heartbeat slowly faded.

When You Should Fire Your Funeral Home

Caleb Wilde | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Caleb Wilde

Simply put, the expensiveness and beauty of a casket has absolutely no correlation to the amount of love you have for the deceased. If you want to buy them something nice, that's fine, but a pine box serves the purpose equally we

10 Reasons I'm a Funeral Director

Caleb Wilde | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Caleb Wilde

Perhaps there's no greater freedom than to live life with a healthy relationship with death. That healthy relationship allows you embracing each moment, realizing that we are not promised tomorrow. This good relationship with death has been given to me by the funeral profession.

The Dearly Departed Now Lie in Your Spam Folder

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Greg Schwem

My Facebook pal Jeannie received the email several weeks ago. A close friend passed away and the service was taking place the following day. Jeannie thought about sending a sympathy card or paying her respects in person. There was just one small problem. "I wish I knew who I lost," she messaged me.

Man Wakes Up To Horrifying Surprise | Posted 02.28.2014 | Weird News

A Mississippi man wakes up in a body bag at a funeral home. WAPT's Tammy Estwick has the story....

The Decorative Boulder

Lillian Daniel | Posted 12.21.2013 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

At the conclusion of a graveside service, I said goodbye to the family members who were in silent prayer after they had buried their loved one. My car...

Jaweed Kaleem

Dealing With Death: The Growing Home Funeral Movement | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.21.2013 | Religion

A little over five years ago, Alison and Doug Kirk held their 9-year-old daughter's hand as she lay on a futon in their Nashville living room, told he...

WATCH: Most WTF Christmas Commercial You'll Ever See

Posted 12.19.2012 | Comedy

Well! Guatemala truly has some fascinating commercials! Such as this one, advertising Funeraria Lopez. You see, with Funeraria Lopez, you not only get...

Funeral Homes: Not Just for Death Anymore

Varla Ventura | Posted 09.25.2012 | Weird News
Varla Ventura

Death is recession proof, or as Benjamin Franklin once said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." But in the tight economy, even funeral parlors are going to some great lengths to keep business alive.

Are Funeral Homes Overcharging Mourners?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money

Are funeral homes taking advantage of families in mourning by overcharging for goods and services? Maybe, according to recent charges by the Federa...

Woman's Corpse Left In Chapel Basement Since 2010

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.22.2012 | Weird News

A 76-year-old Missouri woman's corpse was found in a chapel basement and buried on Friday -- more than a year after she died. Olga Beanblossom's bo...

Man Shot In Head Survives After Crashing Into Hialeah Funeral Home

Posted 03.04.2012 | Miami

On Monday night, Hialeah police were called to an incident at Jerry and Joe's Pizzeria at 4799 Palm Avenue in Hialeah. Around 5 p.m., a male was i...

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

Businesses Change Names To Appeal To Latinos | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 05.27.2014 | Latino Voices

McLeod Mortuary in Escondido, Calif., not far from the U.S.-Mexico border, recently became more Latino-friendly by changing its name to Funeraria Del ...

I Don't Care if You Send Locusts, Sweetheart. You're Still Having a Memorial Service.

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Susan McCorkindale

"Susan, did you hear me? No service." "Yes, sweetheart," I said, going to him. "I heard you." And then I bent down, kissed him, and lied straight to his still so handsome face. "No service."

Two Families Get Wrong Ashes, Funeral Director Gets 30 Days In Jail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Fagerstrom family was gathered at a picturesque lake in Wisconsin, spreading the ashes of the recently deceased John Fagerstrom, age 49. As the a...

Tethered: Death Without Shrouds

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Randy Susan Meyers

Even friends who talk about sex and paychecks rarely talk about death. Amy Mackinnon's genius lies in her gentling the reader through this world we so fear -- without forcing us to turn away.