Father says he doesn’t want a funeral! Am I bound to his wishes?

Posted on April 3, 2021 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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My father always said that he doesn’t want a funeral. At his advanced age, most of his friends are already gone anyways. Am I bound to follow his wishes? Answer:Funerals are meant to serve the living by honoring the dead. The situation you described is commonplace and can be difficult for many families to face. […]

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Pray’s Grief Counseling is More Important Than Ever Before

Posted on April 3, 2020 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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When you are grieving, it can be difficult to take care of our basic daily needs, therefore grief counseling through Pray Funeral Home’s Aftercare Counseling is more important than ever before.  With the additional anxiety surrounding today’s COViD19 situation, many grieving people are searching for help to cope. Grief Counseling Made Easy It may seem […]

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BC's Custom painted casket

Imagineering A Funeral

Posted on November 26, 2019 by Joe Pray | Comments Off on Imagineering A Funeral
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My high school speech teacher, a favorite to many, known as “BC”, was dying. I met with BC and her brother, to discuss possibilities for her service, listening as they recalled her interests, stories, and the many high school plays and student activities she had directed. I let my imagination run with the snippets of […]

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40 years, How can you do your job that long?

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Joe Pray | Comments Off on 40 years, How can you do your job that long?
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Forty years, of providing relief for families The phone rings at 3 am.  The voice on the other end cracks with emotion as the person tells me of the death of their family member.  My own emotions start to well up in empathy for the person who has dialed my number to help them.  My […]

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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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