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Son drove through Northern Ireland with a Corpse-Your Funeral Guy

9 Nov
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A man  Driven through Northern Ireland with a corpse. It appears that he made it into the UK. This is quite a strange story.This sort of action is highly illegal in any part of the world.

The body of an elderly woman that was taken from a plane in Gatwick Airport and unofficially driven to Co Kerry by her son for burial is thought to be back in the UK.

Gardai believe the woman’s body may have been driven to the UK via Northern Ireland by her son after he was warned by a coroner that if he did not bury the body it would be confiscated and put in cold storage at his expense.

via www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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Corpse jockeys are making strange appearances accross the globe lately

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Reports of High Corpse Movement Fees-Your Funeral Guy

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Recent Reports have come in on some overly priced corpse movement fees.  Sometimes when someone dies suddenly the family is forced to find a funeral home(mortuary) within several hours.

If  a bad choice is made it can be quite expensive to move the body of your loved one to another funeral home. Body transport fees can contribute significantly to Funeral Cost.

This does  will no help  ou come in under  the average cost of a funeral.

Mortuaries now try to lock families into using them by adding an exorbitant corpse movement fee (it used to be about $400 a few months ago, now it is frequently over $1000).  Bodies are often taken to mortuaries in a rush because the need to immediately refrigerate them leaves people with 2-3 hours to find a place for them.  If a family discovers their mortuary is grossly overpriced and wants to move the body elsewhere, it may be too late because the unreasonable thousand plus dollar moving fee removes potential savings (trapping the family at that overpriced mortuary). Newly bereaved individuals or families often are short of time and energy and do not take the proper precautions of shopping around for a fairly priced casket, cemetery, and mortuary instead taking the path of least resistance (the predatory sales packages that many heavily marketed mortuaries “generously” offer their customers).

via andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com

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Gary Coleman|No funeral at all?|your funeral guy

16 Jun

It appears that TV actor Gary Coleman may not have a funeral at all.  A  judge has ordered he be cremated(have a cremation) by today June 16th 2010. Coleman was evidently involved with two women who claim to be the executor of his will.

This is an example of why it is important to preplan(not prepay) your funeral and keep those funeral plans updated when your life situation changes.

Gary Coleman will not be having a funeral, this in accordance to his 2005 will.

An independent attorney was named by a Utah judge to oversee the late actor’s property and his cremation. At this time, Gary Coleman’s body has still not been cremated. Robert Jeffs is the attorney who will be the special administrator of Gary Coleman’s estate due to an ongoing dispute between two women the actor was once involved with.

Gary Coleman’s ex-wife, Shannon Price is claiming that she is the rightful executor of Coleman’s will and is entitled to his property. Now an ex-girlfriend of Coleman’s, Anna Gray, is making the same claim.

via www.examiner.com

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Gary Coleman Funeral-Fight over custody of Body|YourFuneralGuy

5 Jun

Their is a custody battle over the Gary Coleman’s body and it is not clear when his funeral will be. The  Funeral Service Service originally scheduled for Saturday, June 5th 2010, has been canceled. The salt lake city Funeral Home Memorial Estates confirmed the cancelation.

“The funeral for child actor Gary Coleman won’t be held this weekend, as a fight begins to wage between the actor’s ex-wife and his estranged parents over the custody of his body……

“The family [his parents] has different plans than what is in Gary’s will,” said Coleman’s agent, Shielia Erickson.

Meanwhile, Coleman’s parents, W.G. “Willie” and Edmonia Sue Coleman have hired Orem attorney Frederick A. Jackman, who plans to file for formal probate in 4th District Court, Jackman said in a statement Thursday night.

“The Colemans don’t want to fight with anyone. They just want to bring their son home. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman are Gary Coleman’s surviving family. They’re hoping that by applying for Formal Probate, they can get through this process the right way,” according to the statement. “The status of the divorce, whether or not anyone has a will, these are all issues that should be brought to the family’s attention immediately. Formal Probate is the way we make sure it all gets handled properly.” -salt lake city tribune

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VIDEO:FH Illegally Cut The Legs OFF The Body|Remains Open|yourfuneralguy

23 Apr

A Funeral that got a lot of Media time for illegally cutting the legs off  a clients body remains open. A big production was made of the Investigation into Cave Funeral Home in the press. Many times when atrocities and crimes happen at Funeral Homes or Funeral Corporations, those places get to go on with business as usual. The funeral industry continually refuses to police itself.

Here is the video.

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Women try to transfer Dead Body by commercial plane From England to Germany|YourFuneralGuy

6 Apr

Recently Two woomen tried to transfer a dead person illegally aboard a commercial aircraft

A strange story is coming out of the John Lennon Airport. Two women have  tried to illegally transfer a dead person from England to Germany aboard a commercial aircraft. When someone dies one has a legal obligation to   notify the authorities of a death.

“Police have arrested two women after they tried to take the body of a dead relative onto a plane at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Staff became suspicious when the women tried to check in the man, who was wearing sunglasses, for a flight to Berlin on Saturday.

The man is thought to have died the previous day and was in a wheelchair.

The women, aged 41 and 66, were arrested on suspicion of failing to give notification of a death.”

via news.bbc.co.uk

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It is unclear whether the women were trying to save on transportation costs or what the motive was for acting this way.

Funeral Director Leaves Body in Basement, 12 years-YourFuneralGuy

10 Jun

Corpse left in a casket in the basement of Indiania Funeral Home for 12 years

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A Funeral Director has left a corpse in the basement of a Funeral home for 12 years.  This is flat out disrespect for the dead and humanity. The reason is the funeral director gave for doing the  heinous deed is that he did not get paid.

The life of a human being  dead or alive is more important than money. The highest cost at a funeral is the death of the person involved. There is no excuse for treating a body in this manner. The deceased was left in a casket.

This all went down in Indiana.  Check out the Snippet and click on for more information.

From: news-tribune.net

“On Sept. 2, 1997, 96-year-old Irene Jackson died in Indianapolis, according to coroner records. The woman had family in Southern Indiana, so she was taken to Baity’s Funeral Home at 911 State St. in New Albany. However, her body was not buried until last week.

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Your Funeral Guy: Newsweek article creates Funeral, Cost, FCA controversy.

5 Jul

On July 3rd 2008, Newsweek did an article creating a funeral, funeral cost and FCA- Funeral Consumer Alliance stir. The picture of the biodegradable casket gives you a look at future funeral cost. Joshua Slocum of the Funeral Consumers Alliance also did a great Job handling comments after the article appeared. Slocum is a true Funeral Futurist. The article is Called “A Serious Undertaking.”

Quoting from the Newsweek Article:

“the annual conference of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, a watchdog group for the death-care industry that advocates simple, personalized and environmentally sound alternatives to the typical American burial.”

Joshua Slocum is exactly correct when the article quotes him:

“I want people to be shocked,” Slocum says, “that in some states, the body belongs to the mortuary by state law. And once a funeral director has got a body in the door, it’s over.


As stated in the Book Rest in Peace Insiders Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral Once the Funeral Director puts your loved one on the mortuary cot, The funeral cost clock starts running.

Two books can help here with the average cost of a funeral.

A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial
Insider's Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral

Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak

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Be sure to let me know how you achieved low funeral cost.

Your Funeral Guy: History Channel Special to run Cremation-Funeral Cost Special.-June 20th 2008

20 Jun

Do you want funeral cost lowered? Low cost cremation anyone? Green cremation anyone? Yes- the History Channel is to run a Funeral Cost Cremation -”Special on the TV show Modern Marvels on the History Channel- (June 20th 2008) If you miss it this it will be most likely re-aired.

It will also include information on medical organ donation.

Credit goes to The Funeral Insider Guys on this one:

“History Channel To Explore Death in Modern Marvels: Corpse Tech

The History Channel will explore cremation, the role of the medical examiner, organ and tissue donation and more during a show to air at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 20th in MODERN MARVELS: CORPSE TECH.The show’s theme will be “Adventures of the Body After Life.”

In a news release, Facultatieve Technologies announced that a portion of the show would feature its cremation equipment.

Check your local listings to make sure you don’t miss the program.”

Here is a link to this quote:


Here is a quote from the a company  featured in this special.

These below average  funeral cost options are addressed in

June 20th, 8.00 pm: Facultatieve Technologies on the History Channel
In America, the popular Modern Marvels programme is broadcast daily by the ‘History Channel’. Each programme deals with unusual stories behind a broad range of subjects; from simple tools and technical discoveries to human miracles.

On 20 June 2008 (8.00 pm), it will dedicate an entire programme to cremation and its origins, with Facultatieve Technologies being invited as the expert opinion. This is to be expected, as Facultatieve Technologies leads the pack in the field of designing, constructing and maintaining cremation ovens, both in the US and across the globe. This international organisation has been active in the branch since 1908, endowing with it a vast repository of in-house experience and expertise.

The programme meets the staff, and visits the main site with all its facilities. It will cover the history of cremation, but will chiefly focus on its future, discussing, for instance, the environmentally-friendly units made by Facultatieve Technologies in Medina.

Would you like to know more, or watch previous Modern Marvels programmes? Then click here

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More information can be found here:

Insider's Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral

Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak. #1 International Best Selling Author Jason Oman also gave thumbs up to this book.

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