Five questions with Charles Evans, owner of Evans Funeral Chapel

But it was a natural step — he had grown up around death and funerals, after all. The business has changed just in the same way and manner as society had changed. The type of families we take care of and deal with today are different than the families …
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Heartbreak as mother is forced to plan BOTH her daughters’ funerals: Girls both have rare ageing disorder that means they won’t live past the age of 12

Most mothers dream of their children’s birthdays, graduations and weddings. But Jodie Barden has the heartbreaking task of arranging both her daughters’ funerals, knowing that neither will make adulthood because of an incredibly rare illness. Mrs Barden …
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Iowa mother says lawmakers should ban funeral protests

The measure is in response to protests by members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a group who frequently protests military funerals, including Kampha Sourivong’s funeral in 2006. Last week, members of the church told KCRG-TV9 and the Gazette that America …
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Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral: From public mourning to private family farewell at Mandai

The national flag draping the coffin was then lifted and folded by uniformed officers, in a drill common in state funerals. The flag was then handed to his eldest son Lee Hsien Loong, who is the Prime Minister. The coffin cover was lifted, in a symbolic …
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Funerals Set For Michigan Marines Killed In Florida Helicopter Crash

WARREN, Mich. (CBSMiami/AP) — Funeral services are set for two of three Michigan Marines killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash off the coast of Florida. The chopper crashed during a training mission earlier this month. Staff Sergeants Marcus Bawol of …
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Funerals For Seven Brooklyn Fire Victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Funerals are planned today for seven siblings from an Orthodox Jewish family who died in an early morning house fire in New York City. Authorities say their mother and a teenage sister survived by jumping from the second floor of their …
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Proposed Cuts To Military Honors At Funerals

ROCKY HILL – Some veterans groups are outraged that one of the items cut from Gov. Dan Malloy’s proposed 2016/17 budget is funding for some honor guard detachment at veterans’ funerals. Specifically, the $469,533 cut would get rid of two members …
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