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Funeral director refurbishes old ‘Save a Lot’ building to open a new funeral home

Why construct a completely new building when you can give a second life to an old one? Justin Kirby refurbishes an old ‘Save a Lot’...

Swiss funeral directors left with hundreds of extra coffins

Funeral directors in Switzerland are stuck with a surplus of coffins since the virus didn’t hit the country as hard as expected. In March, Italy...

New National Institute of Health grant awarded to help Alzheimer patients with end-of-life decisions

  The National Institute on Aging has awarded Suzanne Sullivan $159,000 to develop approaches to prepare persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers to make...

Coroners lobby to have cremation law updated

Louisiana coroners look into having a law updated to protect the deceased who have been a victim of a violent crime from being cremated. US...

São Paulo exhumes remains to create space for corona victims

São Paulo’s municipal funeral service plans on exhuming human remains of people that have been buried for more than three years to free up space...

The Netherlands gets one step closer to legalizing water cremation

After extensive research the Dutch government is now preparing to allow alkaline hydrolysis within the Netherlands.  The Dutch Funeral Services Act defines what is legally...

First Arkansas cemetery earns the Green Burial certification

Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery received certification from the Green Burial Council. The three Kirby and family funeral and cremation service locations located around north Arkansas...

Winston Churchill Fellowship granted to explore pediatric palliative care

Dr. Helena Dunbar has been awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship in hopes of revolutionizing end-of-life care for juveniles and their parents. Dr. Helena Dunbar...

Episcopal church becomes first organized religion to start to selling funeral services online

Episcopal Church creates a new platform to sell religious funeral services globally The outbreak of corona in Washington made the area one of the first...