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Funerals in the home make a comeback as people seek simpler services

...deciding to have one at home. Traditional U.S. funerals average $5,000 to $6,000, according to the Funeral Consumers Alliance; Lyons can help arrange a service, including cremation and a $35 coffin, for under $1,000. Laws vary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/12/liv_415336.shtml
Life & style
Funeral directors see change in customers' wishes

...funeral business would be a recession-proof way to profits, said Joshua Slocum, the executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance. "What that model does not take into account is that more and more consumers are unwilling to be led around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/22/bus_405429.shtml
Business
Death no longer a sure thing for funeral industry

...said Joshua Slocum, executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance. "What that model does not take into account...Funeral Directors Association: http:nfda.org Funeral Consumers Alliance: www.funerals.org Cremation Association...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/08/bus_403834.shtml
Business
Funeral retailers reduce expenses for families

...be cremated and moved back home rather than be buried in the area. Linda Carlson, executive director of the Funeral Consumer Alliance, said there is also a growing interest in burials that skip most funeral home services. "The same way that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/06/bus_356879.shtml
Business
Funeral industry waits for boomers

...us recycle. They're taking charge of funeral rituals as well," said Lisa Carlson, executive director at Funeral Consumers Alliance, a public advocacy group. Experts say boomers want to make sure that they and their loved ones are remembered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/26/bus_347616.shtml
Business
Burning questions

...recklessness, and finally criminality. The ugly experience has triggered calls for federal action. The Funeral Consumer Alliance urges the Federal Trade Commission regulate crematories. No, thank you. Not every problem requires a federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/28/op_335947.shtml
Opinion columns
Odds and Ends

...scale operation with a beautiful setting." About 40 percent of Vermonters choose cremation, according to the Funeral Consumers Alliance, a national trade group based in South Burlington. Nationally, the figure is 25 percent. The Curleys got...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/17/biz_408988.shtml
XXX Bizarre
Prepaid funerals might not offer peace of mind

...said Lisa Carlson, executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, a national group based in Vermont. Beyond...going to change their mind," Carlson of the Funeral Consumers Alliance said. "But given the vagaries of human existence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/05/bus_324147.shtml
Business
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