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Enjoy our blogs on life celebrations, funeral and cremation trends, and the latest from the funeral profession.

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The Families of Spicer-Mullikin: A Service Timeline

If I had to describe Spicer-Mullikin in one word, it would be Families – from the many we serve, to the close-knit group of people …

Qualities of Exceptional Funeral Directors

A funeral service can be one of the most emotionally-trying experiences someone undergoes during their lifetime. Having a funeral director beside you every step of …

Funeral Etiquette: The Right Ways to Provide Comfort

Most of us know about proper etiquette for celebrations such as weddings, birthdays and holiday dinners. Not as well-known are rules of etiquette for funerals, …

Pre-Planning A Funeral: Why Some Consider It A ‘Gift’

Death and dying are not topics that most people can discuss easily. It means we have to face the inevitable: that someone we love will …

Supporting STEM Education

As part of our community education and outreach initiative, Spicer-Mullikin created a special course for high schools students about how STEM education plays a role …

“You Will Never Be Forgotten”

The gleaming work of art that brightens a wall at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery is called the Tree of Life. It’s six feet high …

Therapy Dogs Boost Spirits of Those Who Mourn

There’s something about a friendly dog that can lift your spirits. Whether it’s their gentleness, their playfulness or just petting their fur, dogs make for …

Do Celebrities Pre-Plan Their Funerals?

Whether they’re hitting the Red Carpet or perfecting a book or a song, celebrities, such as athletes, actors, writers and singers, plan their careers with …

Traditions of Presidential Funerals

Patriotism & Presidential. Two words that in the funeral industry are momentous. Have you ever thought about what goes into planning a president funeral? From …

Mother’s Day Grief – A Unique Sadness

The celebration of Mother’s Day may be one of the toughest days to handle for anyone who has lost their mother – or a child. …