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[caption id="attachment_5650" align="alignright" width="150"] Jacque Harris with SouthernCare Hospice near Waco is aCremation's February Dedicated Caregiver of the Month.[/caption] Jacque Harris, a nurse with SouthernCare hospice near Waco, left an impression with one family even before she met them. When the Bonham family was faced with...

Caregiver recognized for communications and compassion [caption id="attachment_5501" align="alignright" width="181"] Sabrina Spies (aCremation), Sabra Egbert and Allison Young (Silverado Hospice) - left to right.[/caption] When Sabra Egbert ministers to families, it’s her outstanding people skills and compassion that truly sets her apart. She is a volunteer coordinator...

I came across this article the other day and I believe it does a wonderful job addressing one of the most common topics that comes up in the life of a funeral director - "How do I plan a good memorial?" - that specializes in...

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) is a familiar name to most Americans. One of America’s best known poets, Longfellow penned the Christmas poem, “Christmas Bells,” in 1864 which eventually became "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" in 1872 when the words were rearranged and put...

One of the common questions I hear is, “What are people actually cremated in?” And my answering is typically, “It depends.” Here is why. When a body is cremated, it is placed in the cremation chamber (called a retort) in some type of cremation container. This...

Articles about the care and support that hospices provide families can be easily found. But it’s difficult to find an article from a funeral director’s perspective about the gifts hospices provide – although all of us know the immense value provide as part of their...

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