You have to have a funeral home to have a funeral, right? Wrong, as an Oregon family recently discovered. When her four-year-old son, Max, died in an accident, Keelia Carver resisted having his … [Read more...] about Home funerals are economical and can be emotionally fulfilling
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Consumers are often surprised by the high price of a simple newspaper obituary, which these days can easily exceed $500. Not too long ago, newspapers ran obits for just a few dollars, but as … [Read more...] about Newspapers jack up obituary prices as ad revenues drop
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Woody Allen once said he was not afraid to die, adding: “I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” That nicely sums up recent research that studied the attitudes of people over 95. Most said … [Read more...] about The very old hope for a peaceful end