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Funerals Still Expensive-Your Funeral Guy

23 Nov
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In spite of  the many options to lower the cost of a funeral,  most folks do find funerals expensive and have trouble lowering the cost of  a funeral or finding a way to lower the cost of a funeral. The Funeral Consumers Alliance can help with lowering  the cost of a funeral alon with the book Rest in Peace Insiders tips to the low cost less Sttress Funeral.

When you think of a funeral, many people think about the casket, the church service and grave burial. But there are many other choices, especially if you’re looking to reduce costs.

It is an inevitable part of life. “It’s something we simply don’t like to talk about,” said Overton Ganong of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of South Carolina.

Dealing with death is hard. Not planning for it makes it worse. “It was such a whirlwind event, it was really kind of just numbing,” said Tammy Chapman.

Cancer took Chapman’s father Julian, and she was responsible for the funeral. He owned a burial plot, but didn’t have life insurance. That left Tammy with few options. “When he passed unexpectedly like that, we had literally just enough money to bury him,” said Chapman.

Tammy’s situation is all too familiar to the Funeral Consumers Alliance. “We see a lot of times families getting into real disagreements at the time of the death when there has been no conversation around these issues,” said Ganong.

Ganong says families should talk about what they want. Tight budgets make that conversation crucial. “Funerals are not inexpensive,” said Greg Dunbar, who manages a funeral home in Columbia.

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Incredibly Funeral Protester Westboro Baptist Church Pays No Taxes|YourFuneralGuy

19 Apr

It is my opinion that the Westboro Baptist Church Feeds on the Media Frenzy

Incredibly the church status of the hate filled  Funeral Protester: Westboro Baptist church keeps them from paying taxes. This according to Fox News. Now sometimes as a Funeral Director I have seen cult like churches behave badly at Funerals. In some cases these churches begin their antics long before a funeral.

The sad part of it all is that often churches good and bad fancy themselves to be special because of their “church” status. People around the USA of all political persuasion are quite upset with “Westboro” the funeral protesting church. Signifiacntly the United States Supreme Court will Here 1st Amendment Rights Case late in 2010 involving the Westboro Baptist Church protest at a military funeral. at a. as they relate to

For more than a decade, members of Kansas’ Westboro Baptist Church have seemed to thrive on the wrath of Americans, dominating the headlines with their provocative protests at funerals of U.S. soldiers and their in-your-face rhetoric aimed at gays and Jews.

Westboro has been accused of being a hate group, but one detail that has been largely overlooked is that, unlike most hate groups, this group is not required to pay taxes because of its status as a religious institution.

via www.foxnews.com

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Save on Your Funeral-Have the Funeral at Church-your funeral guy

14 Dec

Come in under the average cost of a Funeral have the funeral at Church

One way folks are saving in this economy is to do the funeral in church. If you think about it is rather silly to do the funeral both places. The church has all the facilities you need. In many funerals the church is the main focus of the event anyway.

So why not cut  the amount you pay the funeral home. The Federal Trade Commission has recently ruled that the  the funeral home can discount the basic service fee.

The Church has been competing with the Funeral Home for quite some time. Many ministers are fed up with the Funeral Directors-and have all services at a church. I have worked with churches were the casket is dropped off by the FD -The Church does it all and the funeral directors return when it is time to head to the cemetery.

A snippet from an  article  points out that  cremation has fueled church involvement with funerals-The clergy acting in a funeral director role:

A husband whose wife’s funeral was in the Southern Baptist church was asked why he did not use a funeral home said, “She was cremated, why do I need a funeral home?”

via oklahomacity10.cityspur.com

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Robert Novak dies|Funeral Arrangements-yourfuneralguy

18 Aug

The Washington Journalist Robert Novak has died.

The Washington Journalist Robert Novak has died.

Robert Novak has died. He died at his home early on Tuesday morning. Revealed here are the Robert Novak funeral arrangements.

Novak was a well known journalist who worked for the Chicago Sun Times for decades. I grew up reading his news reporting and commentary.

Recently he was known for breaking the Valerie Plame  CIA scandal that led to the resignation of Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff in the Bush administration.

Robert Novak was a  conservative columnist for the Chicago Sun Times for decades.

Funeral Arrangements

Services will be at St.Patricks in the City Catholic Church in Washington DC

Services will be at St.Patricks in the City Catholic Church in Washington DC

Visitation:St. Patrick’s in the City Catholic Church, 619 Tenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

A Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s in the City, 619 Tenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Burial: private.

Donations:Youth Leadership Foundation, 4101 Yuma Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016 or the Children’s Charities Foundation, 3000 K Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20007-5109.

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Corazon Cory Aquino Funeral|Mass Video links-YourFuneralGuy

6 Aug

cory_yellowribbonRevealed here is the Corazon Aquino Funeral Mass Eulogy video and other videos. The Funeral Mass Took place in the Phillipines on Wednesday August 5th 2009 at the church,  Manilla Cathedral. More related videos are available.

Eulogy at the Funeral Mass:

A Eulogy was given at the Funeral Mass Father Arevalo – was  “given the assignment” to speak, by President Cory-Purity of heart.

Click here For the link to the Video of the Corazon Aquino Funeral Mass Eulogy

Video of the Funeral Mass in the Manila Cathedral

Funeral Mass starting  procession into the Manila Cathedral

Video from the Funeral Mass.

Click here for video of  the Funeral Mass

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Revealed Walter Cronkite Funeral |Arrangements |Your Funeral Guy

18 Jul

St Barltomews Church Church New York City

St Batholomew's Church New York City location of the Walter Cronkite Funeral

Revealed here are the basic Walter Cronkite Funeral Arrangements. Walter will be buried next to his wife Betsy in Missouri. Walter will be cremated. His funeral will take place  on Thursday in New York City. There will also be a memorial service at the  Lincoln Center with the date and time to be announced.

FUNERAL: Thursday, July 23,2009 at St. Batholomew’s Church in New York City

Memorial Service:Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Burial: Missouri next to wife Betsy.

Religious Service: Episcopal

Disposition: Cremation

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St. Batholomew’s Church in New York City, pic from wikepedia


Farrah Fawcett Funeral|Video, pictures,links mausoleum-yourfuneralguy

30 Jun
Thereis video available from outside the Farrah Fawcett Funeral

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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From Reuters:

“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 Farah Fawcett was buried

Mausoleum where Farrah Fawcett was buried