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Glossary of Funeral Terms

Funeral & Cremation Terms

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There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
FTC Funeral Rule
The Funeral Rule, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), makes it possible for you to choose only those goods and services you want or need and to pay only for those you select, whether you are making arrangements when a death occurs or in advance.
A ceremony that honors, celebrates, and remembers the life of a person who has died.
Funeral Director
At a funeral home, the staff member who works with a family to arrange burial, cremation or other funeral services.
Funeral Escort
Law enforcement or other individuals who escort a funeral procession to the cemetery.
Funeral Procession
After the funeral service is finished, the remains of the deceased are transported to the final resting place as part of a funeral procession made up of two or more vehicles.
Funeral Service
The services which may be used to care for and prepare human remains for burial, cremation or other final disposition. Funeral Services also include the arranging, supervising or conducting the funeral ceremony.