ObitTree Blog

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.

Once a loved one’s remains have been cared for, you might find yourself wondering what do with ashes after cremation. What many people do not realize is there are far more options than storing the remains at home. Taking the time to plan a meaningful ash spreading ceremony can not only help you cope with grief but give your loved one a loving tribute.

How do you find a funeral home in your area to work with? If your answer is to simply Google something and pick one at random, you might be missing out. Click here to learn more about choosing a funeral home. We’ve covered things to look for as well as warning signs that should turn you away.

Longtime manager and patriarch to the Jackson family, Joe Jackson has passed away. Click here to read his obituary and learn more about his life.

For 30 years, Tammy Waddell worked as a teacher in Forsyth, Georgia. She loved “her kids” and made sure that her students always had the opportunity to learn, it was something she deeply believed in. Even after her death, Mrs Waddell continued to serve her community and provide students with opportunities to learn and succeed. Click here to learn more.