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In lieu of flowers: Families reveal political hopes in obits May 18, 2016

Obituaries published during the past several months have included commentary from both sides of the political spectrum, with families feeling it fitting to include their loved ones' final political wishes. Last week in Alabama, relatives of 34-year-old ... (HAWAII NEWS NOW)

Obit: Woman chose death over picking between Trump, Clinton May 18, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia woman's obituary says she chose death over voting in the upcoming presidential election. The obituary published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and on a funeral home's website reads, "Faced with the prospect of voting for ... (HAWAII NEWS NOW)

Alwin Ivan Cottrill May 17, 2016

Ivan served on many Local Spiritual Assemblies. The family also pioneered to Hawaii. Ivan loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating and playing games especially pinochle and cribbage. Ivan loved taking photos and making DVD’s of his travels and ... (Billings Gazette)

Elmer Zank May 17, 2016

Elmer was born May 2, 1926, in Colfax, Wis. He served in the U.S. Army from January 1945 to August 1946 in the Pacific Theater, stationed in Hawaii and the Canton Islands. He married Marilyn Jean Kucera on Nov. 28, 1953, in Lincoln. She preceded him in ... (Pantagraph)

Nan Kenyon Trout May 17, 2016

surrounded by her family. She was born October 16, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nan’s early childhood saw her living on Midway Atoll, San Francisco, Calif., and Shanghai, China before the war. Nan’s parents then settled in Palo Alto, Calif. She graduated ... (Mail Tribune & Daily Tidings)

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Funeral Home Reviews
Minford, Ohio
They did not provide the service they should have. I had a write obit and get death certificate signed. When I confronted them about the service I was told to take my father somewhere else. This was two days before the service. Obit didn't get in paper until the day before and many people didn't know about Dad's death until after the service. Nobody should be treated the way I was treated. So beware if you take your loved ones here because you'll probably get less than you bargained for.

Morrisville, Pennsylvania
My family had a terrible experience at the J Allen Hooper Funeral Home. Calls and e-mails were rarely returned, even to answer the most simple questions. The person helping us actually complained to us that he was overworked. My grandmother looked terrible at the viewing and the makeup was literally cracking off of her hands. I know it was not "her" but we ended up deciding to close the casket because they did such a terrible job. I would avoid this one at all costs.

Laytonsville, Maryland
We have used them for years always caring and understanding and have never felt rushed or put our in any manor...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Las Vegas, Nevada
My brother and I chose Desert Memorial to perform our dad's cremation since their reviews were good and their rates were low. We dealt with Kristen Anderson, and we told her to ship our dad's remains to his former Kentucky address only if they could do so prior to his memorial service. Otherwise, she was to refund the shipping charge and provide me with instructions on when and where to pick up my dad's remains. About two (2) months after my dad's memorial service, Desert Memorial finally conducted my dad's cremation and sent his remains to his former address in Kentucky, without notifying us and against our prior instructions. They only told me about this after I inquired about it. Now, they are attempting to wash their hands of the matter, forcing us to attempt to clean up their mess, so to speak. I would definitely recommend looking elsewhere, since no one wants to deal with this company's mistakes in addition to the pain of the loss of one's loved one.