aCremation Blog

Will the real Next of Kin please stand up?

March 21st, 2017

Many times, families assume they know who the Next of Kin is but later come to find out they are incorrect. Knowing what Texas considers to be the Next of Kin is often helpful, especially when making direct cremation arrangements. Who is the Legal Next of Kin? Knowing who the legal Next of Kin is …

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Talking about Death

March 9th, 2017

A relative of mine recently found out her father has a terminal illness. They don’t have a close relationship but she’s the one the family designated for making his final arrangements and talking about death. They live outside of Texas but since I am a licensed funeral director, she asked my advice. I told her …

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The truth about ash scattering

February 14th, 2017

You’ve probably seen the humorous scenes where ashes get blown into a family member’s face. Or the urn gets knocked over, spilling its contents into the family room, onto relatives and eventually all over the ground. Truthfully, these types of scenarios almost never, if ever, happen.

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Stopping traffic for grief

August 3rd, 2016

With the hustle and bustle of life, some of the most touching death-related traditions of former generations are overlooked or rushed through without regard. Granted, as a funeral director, I am probably more sensitive than most but these signs of respect are so important. I was recently blessed with a recent reminder after the deaths …

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Funding Cremation

June 20th, 2016

Have you had a death occur and don’t have funds immediately available to pay for the cremation or memorial you would like? Some aCremation families have great success in reaching out to others to assist them using fundraising sites such as YouCaring and www.GoFundMe for funding cremation. They are simple to set up and can …

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