May 10, 2021
Pray's unique auto fleet

Am I supposed to pull over for funeral processions in Charlotte?

Dear FD, While driving, am I supposed to pull over for funeral processions? Answer: Legally, drivers are not required to actually pull to the side of […]
April 3, 2021
Father says he doesn't want a funeral! Am I bound to his wishes

Father says he doesn’t want a funeral! Am I bound to his wishes?

My father always said that he doesn’t want a funeral. At his advanced age, most of his friends are already gone anyways. Am I bound to […]
March 26, 2021
Children at funerals? Yes!

Should I bring my young children to a funeral or visitation?

Is it okay to bring young children to a funeral or visitation? I’ve heard it would be too traumatic for them, especially if they see their […]
March 15, 2021

Why Do Cremation Costs Vary in Eaton County?

  Why is there such a broad range of prices for cremation?  Some places charge much more than others.  If it’s just cremation, why is it […]
February 16, 2021
Hugs are the best medicine at a visitation.

Can Dad Be At His Funeral in Charlotte During COVID19?

Loved One Died as a Result of Complications of COVID 19 It is still possible to have your Dad, or any other deceased family member, to […]
May 23, 2020

Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Help for Complicated & Ambiguous Loss

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only complicated grief from death of a family member, it may also cause new forms of loss for people, complicating grief […]
April 25, 2020
The coronavirus

A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director: Funerals During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The telephone rang in the middle of the night. The caller spoke through tears as she told me of the death of their family member. “What […]
April 3, 2020

Pray’s Grief Counseling is More Important Than Ever Before

When you are grieving, it can be difficult to take care of our basic daily needs, therefore grief counseling through Pray Funeral Home’s Aftercare Counseling is […]
March 3, 2020

Meet Your Neighbor – Laura Cooper

Meet Laura Cooper our newest Celebrant at Pray Funeral Home!
February 6, 2020
A reef ball may be an appropriate option for cremated remains, but how accessible is it?

What to do with Cremated Remains!? Part 2

Caution: Scattering cremated remains is a permanent act that lasts FOREVER.  Think about that as you read on… In many states, scattering cremated remains of a […]
January 30, 2020
John Mayes, Pray Funeral Home Service Gentleman

Meet Your Neighbor – Humorous Service Gentleman, John Mayes.

Humorous service gentleman? In this laughter filled conversation we chat with our neighbor and humorous service gentleman, John Mayes. John is one of our key people […]
January 2, 2020
A graveside service is appropriate for the burial of cremated remains.

What to do with Cremated Remains!? Part 1

A cemetery official reveals shocking problems concerning families disposition of cremated remains, or ashes, of their beloved family members. Put Mom’s urn in Dad’s casket? “Let’s […]