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Counties deal with more unclaimed bodies

...collecting in morgues because families cannot afford to purchase caskets and hold burial services. The National Funeral Directors Association estimates the cost of a funeral to be $7,323, excluding flowers, cemetery, monument or marker costs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/07/met_547238.shtml
Metro
Rumors of preacher cut to fit coffin appear true

...fits, but the best solution is usually a longer casket, said Doggett Whitaker, a past president of the National Funeral Directors Association.. "Just being upfront and honest with the family is the best path to take," he said. He said bodies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/04/met_517182.shtml
Metro
Body parts business has few regulations

...S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York proposed a bill to bar funeral homes from tissue deals but the National Funeral Directors Association successfully lobbied to kill that provision. Little tissue procurement takes place in funeral homes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/14/liv_84308.shtml
Life & style
Burials in wilderness offer simplicity, peace to families

...Green burials are simply another alternative for families, said Robert Biggins, a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. "The essence of a funeral service is to celebrate life. If that reflects a person's values, then...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/13/met_428415.shtml
Metro
Funerals in the home make a comeback as people seek simpler services

...every way that we can," said Kurt Soffe, who runs two Utah funeral homes and serves as spokesman of the National Funeral Directors Association. That includes putting cremains on a rocket and launching it into space, making the cremains a part...

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

...with personal relationships with the families we deal with," said Mark Musgrove, the president of the National Funeral Directors Association. Then, there's the issue of cost. Mr. Slocum said the average cost of a U.S. funeral now ranges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/22/bus_405429.shtml
Business
Death's dividing line

...of blacks in the 20,000-member white-dominated National Funeral Directors Association is only marginally better. More so, a glance at the...White-owned / 660 / 399 Black-owned / 322 / 226 Source: National Funeral Directors Association

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/22/bus_405434.shtml
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Death no longer a sure thing for funeral industry

...said Mark Musgrove, president of the National Funeral Directors Association. Then, there's the issue of cost...Group Inc.: http://alderwoods.com National Funeral Directors Association: http:nfda.org Funeral Consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/08/bus_403834.shtml
Business
Industry sees fewer people head into mortuary science

...spokeswoman for the National Funeral Director's Association. David Wilkinshaw, a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association and a third-generation funeral home director, said he thinks the industry is in decline because younger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/25/bus_395133.shtml
Business
Theme funerals new way to head for the hereafter

...He added: "No one has said, 'That's creepy."' Bob Vandenbergh, head of the 13,500-member National Funeral Directors Association, considers these "vignette" rites an extension of personalized services that the $20 billion-a-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/04/biz_356420.shtml
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