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Ask the Funeral Director – July 30, 2021

Posted on July 30, 2021 by Joe Pray | Comments Off on Ask the Funeral Director – July 30, 2021
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Ask the Funeral Director Dear FD, Why do people send flowers to funerals? Placing flowers in the presence of a deceased loved one is an ancient tradition, and has served different purposes throughout the centuries. Dr. Ralph Solecki discovered several burial sites in the Shanidar Cave in Northern Iraq, dating back to 62,000 B.C., that […]

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Ask the Funeral Director – July 9, 2021

Posted on July 9, 2021 by Joe Pray | Comments Off on Ask the Funeral Director – July 9, 2021
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Ask the Funeral Director   Dear FD, Are the laws about scattering cremated remains? Currently, Michigan Law does not control where cremated remains are scattered, although in many ways, it defers to local government to regulate. For example, scattering in Bennett Park can technically be regulated by the City, although I do not know of […]

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Ask the Funeral Director – July 2, 2021

Posted on July 2, 2021 by Joe Pray | Comments Off on Ask the Funeral Director – July 2, 2021
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Ask the Funeral Director Dear FD, I notice a lot of funeral homes have family names.  Are most funeral homes family owned? Many funeral homes, such as our own, are generationally owned. My great-great-grandfather, Ernest Pray (longtime Eaton County Clerk) and his son, my great-grandfather, Myron Pray, started our funeral home in 1923.  The two […]

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Ask the Funeral Director – June 25, 2021

Posted on June 25, 2021 by Joe Pray | Comments Off on Ask the Funeral Director – June 25, 2021
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Ask the Funeral Director Dear FD, What is Green Burial? Green burial means different things to different people. Essentially, green burial is a method of burying a deceased person in a manner that their remains break down naturally over time. This means that only materials that are biodegradable are buried with the decedent. No concrete […]

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Ask the Funeral Director – June 11, 2021

Posted on June 11, 2021 by Joe Pray | Comments Off on Ask the Funeral Director – June 11, 2021
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Ask the Funeral Director Dear FD, My son is currently serving in the U.S. Army, and my father, a veteran of the Korean War, is in hospice care. When it comes time for the military honors, can my son participate and present the flag to my mother? Thank you to both your father, and your […]

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