A graveside service is appropriate for the burial of cremated remains.

What to do with Cremated Remains!? Part 1

Posted on January 2, 2020 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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A cemetery official reveals shocking problems concerning families disposition of cremated remains, or ashes, of their beloved family members. Put Mom’s urn in Dad’s casket? “Let’s place mom’s urn in Dad’s casket,” a family may ask us.  We can accommodate that request, if we follow the cemetery rules and provide the proper documentation.  The problem […]

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JOe Sr. and Joe E Pray hold the 48 star American Flag that draped the caskets of Charlotte's Civial War Veterans

The American Flag and Funerals

Posted on May 24, 2019 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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The Honor of the American Flag The American Flag, the symbol of our Nation has had a long history in funeral rituals.  The nation’s veterans deserve recognition for their sacrifice for our country no matter when, where, and how they served.   Each veteran, and most service personnel, are eligible for a flag to be used […]

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A Day In The Life: Monday

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Monday morning started way too early. I received a call from a funeral home in a distant city to help a family in our town. The funeral director asked if I could meet a family at their home where their mother had died following a lengthy illness. Due to the distance it would be some […]

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A Day In The Life: Wednesday

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Joe Pray | 1 Comment
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Wednesday, Humpday! As the orange juice splashed into the plain clear glass, the background noise of eggs frying in the pan was the only other sound in the kitchen. Oh boy, the obituaries! I stepped out on the porch to get the morning paper to see what had happened in the world, and to follow […]

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A Day In The Life: Tuesday

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Tuesday would be more normal… Or so I thought as I stepped from the shower before the sun peaked over the horizon. Then the telephone rang. The voice on the phone informed me that they were calling from an anatomical donation company located outside of our state. As the person explained they needed our help […]

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