ObitTree Blog

Missing a funeral can be a difficult time for both you and the family of the deceased. As much as you would like to attend the service of someone close to you, sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that make it impossible. In most cases it usually comes down to travel costs, employment, illness, or other

Prodigy Rapper November 2, 1974 – June 20, 2017   American rapper, Prodigy, one half of the rap group Mobb Deep has passed away at the age of 42 according to his publicist and multiple reports.

Each year an estimated 6000 Americans die overseas while travelling. It is a difficult situation to be in and one that many people are unprepared for. Losing a loved one suddenly can be both traumatic and stressful. Repatriation services is the process of transporting the body of the deceased home.

Newark NJ – For many people a cemetery is a place of sadness. The Catholic Cemeteries Archdiocese of Newark wanted to change this perception and used the help of high school students to achieve this. The archdiocesan initiative is a summer volunteer program that sees students travelling around to places and volunteering their time. The

Cremation has slowly been gaining popularity and becoming a common way families care for their loved ones remains. Over the past few years this option has steadily grown and is now chosen more often than traditional burial options. The Rise Of Cremation Rates Over the past few years, cremation rates have continued to rise and the

Father’s Day can be an emotional time for those that have lost their dad. Whether you have recently lost your dad, or a period of time has passed, the day can be difficult nonetheless. Even though he’s gone, Father’s Day can serve as a time for you to do something special to pay your respect

Adam West Actor September 19. 1928 – June 9, 2017   Adam West, the actor best known for playing Batman on the television show during the 1960’s has passed away after a short battle with leukemia according to multiple reports. He was 88. Prior to landing the role of Batman, West was steadily gaining popularity and

Enid, OK – Being a parent and caring for a child is no easy task. Even more difficult is when you have to care for a foster child. In many cases, these children have been removed from their homes and come to yours with very little or sometimes nothing. The hardest part, establishing a relationship

  Elizabethton, TN. – Hospice workers have arguably one of the most emotionally difficult jobs in the healthcare industry. The job requires them to work in a high stress, demanding, and sometimes thankless environment. The staff at Tetrick Funeral Home recognized this and developed a remarkable program to address it and let know local hospice

If someone close to you has just passed away, the family of the deceased may ask you take part in the funeral and serve as a pallbearer. While many people are aware of proper funeral etiquette and the role of the pallbearer, they may be hesitant about accepting the role. A pallbearer is one of the oldest