Morrison Funeral Home Obituaries
Saturday, June 10, 2017
A chiropractor who moved to Graham in 1990, Brown is being remembered as a compassionate man who would prefer not to have a grandiose acknowledgement of his passing, his obituary from Morrison Funeral Home related.“If Kurt Brown could speak to us today, he would not ask for a glowing obituary," the post reads. "He would refuse to allow his name spread over the pages of his own home newspaper. He genuinely disliked personal publicity and consistently evaded the limelight. Kurt was a man who lived by the side of the road and watched the race of man go by.”Friends of Brown posted condolences on social media, including Jason Hanks, who wrote, “What an amazing and caring man he was. My heart is broken for Lori and her family. They have been through so much lately. I pray that God wraps his comforting arms around them and that they continue to see his love through all of this.”Born Sept. 22, 1960, in Columbia, Missouri, Brown is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Lori, son John and daughter-in-law Allie Brown of San Antonio, and grandson William Kurt Brown. H...Monday, January 30, 2017
Madison, WI.He was preceded in death by his parents: Phillip and Myrtle (Muetz) Poss and his brother: George Poss.Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Graveside Services and Interment will be conducted at 10:00 am, Monday, January 30, 2017, Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, IndianaMemorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.Monday, January 30, 2017
His entire life was dedicated to service. There's not enough good things that can be said about Wayne Burns."Funeral arrangements will be announced by Morrison Funeral Home in Tuscumbia.Colbert County Chief Deputy Jim Heffernan, who was a Tuscumbia investigator under Burns and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, said Burns' ability to recover from his war-related injuries is a testament to his toughness and determination."From the injuries he sustained in Vietnam, he shouldn't have been with us," Heffernan said. "His courage allowed him to survive as long as he did. The area lost another Vietnam hero. This is a sad day in law enforcement."...Monday, November 21, 2016
Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho).Brenda Carol WickelRUPERT — Brenda Carol Wickel of Rupert, memorial services at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 19, at Morrison Funeral Home, 188 South Hwy 24 in Rupert. The family will greet friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service (Morrison Funeral Home & Crematory).Alma Jane BurgoyneRUPERT — Alma Jane Burgoyne of Rupert, funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 19, at the Rupert LDS 3rd Ward building (Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary).Callis B. YoungRUPERT — Callis B. Young of Rupert, a viewing will be held 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday November 20, at Hansen Mortuary. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday November 21, 2016 at the Rupert Cemetery (Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary).Monday, October 17, 2016
It’s rare for relatives to be so intransigent they’re willing to go to court, said Trey Hall, a funeral director at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes in Lakeland.“We have had families drag out a dispute over 30 days, but usually it can be resolved before the time and expense of a court order,” Hall said.Nelson said he has witnessed family conflicts that had to be decided in court a few times.“We don’t cremate without everybody’s signature and everybody’s OK that has a legal right," he said. "If you don’t (have that), it may not be a law broken but you can be sued. Cremation is our biggest potential liability because it is so permanent. Burial is not so permanent. With cremation, there’s no turning back.”In the most extreme case Fields has experienced, an impasse among family members stretched out for 10 months.“They wouldn’t return phone calls,” Fields said. “They all basically abandoned the body with us.”Fields was fortunate to find a resolution to the crisis. He discovered the deceased man was a veteran, so he arranged to have him buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. That meant covering the costs of a casket and burial in addition to the expense of storing the body for 10 months.“If it happened too much, I wouldn’t do this job,” Fields said.Paperwork problemsAnother potential headache for funeral homes can emerge from another source. A doctor must sign a death certificate and list a cause of death before a funeral home may proceed with disposition. In some cases of unattended deaths, though, the dead person’s last known doctor refuses to sign.Nelson said a doctor who hasn’t seen the deceased in months might worry about legal liability in assigning a cause of death.“We’ve had that issue many times,” Nelson said. “They have to give an educated guess based on the medical history. A lot of times, these are physicians who don’t sign very many death certificates.”In those cases, the county medical examiner might need to persuade the doctor to sign the death certificate, Nelson said.“Physicians are not going to pay any attention to a lowly funeral director,” he said. “Well, the medical examiner carries a pretty big stick and he is a colleague.”Schichtel said he understands why a doctor might be reluctant to sign a death certificate for a patient he or she hasn’t seen recently. In some cases, Schichtel said, Polk County Medical Examiner Stephen Nelson must complete the death certificate himself.As American families increasingly scatter across the country, funeral homes sometimes face difficulties in finding the next of kin. If no relatives can be easily located, the funeral home must take steps to establish a record of doing its due diligence in searching for family members.One step is to run an obituary in the local newspaper asking for information. That action often results in contact from a relative, Hall said.If the obituary doesn’t produce results, the funeral home typically sends letters by certified mail to the last known address of the next of kin.When those efforts yield no results, the funeral home can make a request to Polk County Social Services for help. If the county agency also fails to get any response from relatives, it can grant the funeral home permission to dispose of the body, usually by cremation.If the funeral home can prove the deceased person was indigent, the county covers a small portion of the cremation cost, Schichtel said.Unwanted ashesEven when a funeral home gets permission to move forward with a cremation, the deceased person’s relatives sometimes drop out of the picture before the final step in the process — the claiming of the ashes.It’s not a matter of refusing to pay.“We cannot hold the ashes hostage for a funeral bill,” Nelson said. “If they have not paid us,...