ObitTree Blog

Even though every funeral is different, most services often follow a similar funeral planning checklist. While common steps like selecting a casket, purchasing flowers, or choosing a burial plot may seem easy, there are also many common funeral planning mistakes people make during this process.

American actor Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82 according to multiple reports. The news was first confirmed by Reynolds’ agent stating the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Reynolds passed away in a Florida hospital after suffering from heart issues for many years.

Most people understand the importance of writing a will and choosing an executor to manage the estate. But do you know what the executor of an estate is responsible for? If someone chooses you to be their estate’s executor, this should be considered an honor. As the executor of an estate, you will be responsible for many different duties. Click here to learn more about this role and what the job entails.

Although we know that life is not infinite, it’s important to understand why it is important to have a will. If you’re unsure how to write a will, we’ve broken down the different steps involved and discussed the benefits of writing a last will and testament.

American politician and military hero, John McCain has passed away at the age of 81. McCain is remembered as a devoted politician and veteran who served his country for several decades. During his lengthy career, McCain received many honors and earned the respect of colleagues in both parties. Click here to read his obituary.

We often get asked, what can I do for those who are grieving? One of the things we suggest is cooking or providing the grieving family with food. In this post we describe different comfort foods for the grieving, along with recipes for some of the best sympathy meals.

Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” has passed away at the age of 76. Franklin is remembered as a cultural icon who transformed music. During her lengthy career, Franklin released several hit songs including “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer“ and her signature song, ”Respect”. Click here to read her obituary.

With nations focusing on pollution control, more environmental regulations will be placed upon the funeral providers. Filters on burning cremation are expensive and moving to a flameless option seems like a logical next step. Learn about the industry’s new eco-friendly alternative.

A funeral arrangement meeting can often seem daunting or overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve outlined what to expect and how to prepare.

Garrett Michael Matthias sadly passed away on July 6, 2018. But before the five-year-old boy from Iowa was gone, his parents let their son prepare his obituary and plan his funeral service.