Israel burial society refuses to sell unmarried couple adjoining plots

Local Jewish burial community denies a couple from pre-arranging their funeral because of religious reasoning. In Israel, death care is overseen by local Jewish burial societies called Chevra Kadish. The Chevra Kadish makes sure the bodies of deceased Jews are…

Controversial cemetery expansion into protected Hawaiian land debate

The Hawaii Land Use Commission begins the process of considering Service Corp. International cemetery expansion into protected lands.   Thursday, June 11th was the first meeting held by the The Hawaii Land Use Commission to discuss the potential of the Hawaiian…

Historic Massachusetts cemetery attempts to preserve graves before irreparable damage destroys plots

Massachusetts town pulls together to preserve historic graves before it’s too late Laurel Hill Cemetery, is the largest historical cemetery in the Town of Deerfield, Massachusetts. Burials span from the 1800’s to present day. Famous artists such as George Fuller,…

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’ building to open his own new funeral home. In Russellville, Kentucky, Justin Kirby will open…

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 were already accredited with the Green Burial Certification, and having their cemeteries green burial area…

Arlington National Cemetery expansion approved

Arlington national cemetery prepares for the future by expanding. Adding 50 acres to the property and opening around 60,000 more burial plots. Arlington National cemetery is one of the most famous military cemeteries in the world. The land was originally…

Brooklyn cemetery may be forced to close due to public misuse of the space

Local disruptive behaviours at a Brooklyn cemetery may force management to close their doors to the public during the pandemic. Looking for an escape from the confines of their homes, Brooklynites have been seeking out their local cemetery. The 182-year-old,…

New York planning the states first veterans cemetery

New York is one of four states in America without its own state owned veterans cemetery. While there are a few private operations that focus on serving local vets in their community, it doesn’t serve the vets at large in…

New Mississippi Bill introduced to allow public access to private cemeteries

Rep. Manly Barton wrote and referred a new bill to the Mississippi Judiciary A committee regarding public entry into private cemeteries.  The petition has been filled with the local chancery court to allow family members of those buried in abandoned…

One American trying to tackle disrepaired veteran gravestones across the USA 

Everyone in the death care industry has seen gravestones that have fallen into disrepair. One American man, Trae Zipperer, learned about the extent of this during his journey to see all the gravesites of his ancestors. After traveling across 5…