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Problems in the Palmetto State

Written by AFCCA Board Treasurer, Steve Palmer, for Nomis Publications September 2018 Issue “In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.” –Immanuel Kant It took a disgruntled employee from First Funeral Home in South Carolina for Fred Parker, […]

“A Memorial is not a Cemetery” – Observations by Steve Palmer

As written by Steve Palmer, AFCCA Board of Directors Treasurer, for Nomis Publications “It’s not a decision that [curators] Laura or Janet or the rangers on the ground should be making. It is a decision – the final resting place of a loved one – that should be made by the families.” –Mike Litterst, National […]

Department of Veterans Affairs Officially Supports the BRAVE Act Before the U.S. Senate

From the NFDA Website August 01, 2018 Today the United States Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a legislative hearing on pending legislation, during which the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) officially endorsed the BRAVE Act (S. 1596). Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D, Under Secretary for Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs testified that […]

Scam Reminder – Heritage Cremation Provider, LLC & Legacy Funeral Services, LLC

The AFCCA as well as the Arizona State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers has spoke/written on this topic in the past, but I feel that a reminder is necessary. This group has resurfaced recently and we want to make sure everyone is absolutely clear that it is NOT in your best interest to work […]

Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Home Groundbreaking Ceremony

Congratulations to Bunker Family Funerals & Cremation and the Town of Gilbert on the groundbreaking of Gilbert’s first cemetery! Finally the most populated municipality in the country without a cemetery will no longer be the Town of Gilbert.  In October 2015, Bunker Family responded to an RFP that Gilbert put out to partner on planning […]

Resource List – Helping Families With Grief Support After An Overdose

By: Jessica Farren Public Relations Specialist, ASD ASD shared a resource list they recently put together that will be helpful to you and your employees. Here is the URL: http://www.myasd.com/blog/overdose-grief-support-where-find-help The resource list compiles national as well as local grief support groups specifically for those who have been impacted by a loved one’s overdose. I […]

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Having the talk of a lifetime can make the difference of a lifetime. It can help reacquaint us with our loved ones and help us get to know them in a new and different way.

Finding a way to start talking with a loved one may be the most difficult part; however, we might find that once the conversation starts, it may be hard to stop.


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