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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...

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...

[caption id="attachment_6421" align="alignright" width="217"] The people of Dallas overlooking the funeral procession.[/caption] 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...

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...

I am extremely thankful for the veterans who honorably served our country and those still doing so today. But I do have a favorite. And as Veterans Day approaches, I always seem to think of him a little more. Please, indulge me, as I know...

Today’s families have more options for celebrating the life of a deceased loved one than ever before. Cremation doesn’t limit the ability to memorialize a cherished individual. Instead, cremation offers convenience and flexibility to celebrate someone special in a way uniquely suited to that person. After...

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