Thereis video available from outside the Farrah Fawcett Funeral
Revealed now there is a video of events that took place outside the Farah Fawcett Funeral. There are are also pics of the inside of the church of what you may have seen if you had been invited to Farahs Funeral.
Video Link: www.eonline.com
No pictures were allowed inside the church during the service.
Here is link to pictures from inside the church where the Farah Fawcett Funeral was held
Light a candle for Farrah Here.
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“Fellow “Charlie’s Angels” star Kate Jackson, former model Cheryl Tiegs and rocker Rod Stewart’s ex-wife Alana Stewart were also among the mourners. Fawcett’s Los Angeles cancer doctor, Dr. Lawrence Piro, delivered the eulogy with Stewart.
Fawcett’s coffin was taken into the church as a quartet of musicians played “Amazing Grace” and Irving Berlin love song “Always”, according to the program.”
Mausoleum where Farrah Fawcett was buried
Batesville Casket Had a 17.1% decline in net income, a bad sign for the funeral business.
The largest casket maker in the United States has posted a 17.1% decline in net income in their 2nd Quarter of 2009. This is another indication of more decline in the funeral business. (Numbers here do not include litigation costs and spin off adjustments)
Hillenbrand Inc- Batesville Casket Co.
“Kenneth Camp, president and chief executive officer of Hillenbrand, Inc said, “The funeral services industry has experienced a decline in burials that is largely consistent with a mild influenza and pneumonia season, combined with an increase in cremations that may be more pronounced in the current economic environment. There also has been more intense competition in both the casket and cremation businesses.-(rttnews.com)
Excluding costs, net income was $28.6 million, down 17.1% from $34.5 million in the prior yearquarter.-(rttnews.com)
Batesville casket did post a profit due to the reduction of operations-but operations cannot be reduced forever. A 17.1 decline in net income paints a steep decline in the casket end of the US funeral industry. Not only was there more cremation and less burial , there was a significant threat to the US funeral industry in the rise of high quality Chinese Casket imports.
That is part of the rise in more intense competition.
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post updated at 12:54 Am on May13th 2009 due to inaccurate info fron 1st source.( revenue decline was 10.8% not 22%)
One way to stay under the average cost of a funeral and have a low cost funeral is to rent the casket. This is an option that folks have employed in good times and bad to have lower funeral cost.
Your Funeral Guy has some experience with this- most excellent caskets run well above $2000 USD. Even in expensive funeral homes a casket can be rented for a funeral traditional for $1000.00 USD.
Renting a casket in most cases means there is a cremation afterwards. A traditional service does not have to be had at a funeral home when had at a funeral home. In fact you can have the service at church or a community center.
In this case you cutting out the cemetery and having a funeral service. It is the opposit of the low cost option of having the service at the cemetery and cutting out the funeral service.
The strategy employed here will require the purchase of an urn.
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Batesville Casket served up a low cost funeral tip. Hillenbrand the owner of Batesville Casket Co. issued a positive statement on in it’s 1Q earnings. the tip is good for funeral directors, The numbers are not all that important but the principle is:
They cut costs and showed a profit.
Funeral Home owners cut frills.
Example:D do not take the Funeral cadilac home at night. Drive your personal lower cost vehicle to and from work.
Be up front. When you walk in the door to the funeral home say you can have my business if you negotiate lower funeral costs. Funeral home owners need your business these days. It’s the economy.
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A natural burial(or green burial site ) site is woodland in which the dead are buried, wrapped in a shroud or put in coffins-caskets- of pine, cardboard or some other biodegradable material. The site is dedicated a conservation area. The grave sites bear small markers made with flush stones to the ground. Sometimes a GPS marker is in involved.
Aside from green or natural cemeteries, another popular green alternative is the evolving into artificial ocean reefs. Since 1998, Eternal Reefs(Atlanta) has taken cremated ashes and mixed them with concrete to create reef balls, which weigh between 400 and 4,000 pounds. The balls get placed in special places in the ocean creating artificial reefs. Coral polyps, anemones and underwater creatures attach themselves to these balls over time.
A reef ball memorial starts from $995 according to Eternal Reefs (Atlanta).
Home funerals are another option. Green and home funerals go together. A Funeral at home take us back to before the Civil War when Americans had home funerals handling and burying their Loved Ones. This also enhances the grief recovery process.
In Texas, folks can act as the funeral directors, retrieve a death certificate and have a home funeral with a burial in their backyard if the city,county permits it. Be sure to check with your state and local authorities to pursue this option.
Green and Natural Funerals and Burials are on the way. In almost all cases they are a lower cost funeral.
Be sure to lower your funeral expenses.
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