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Allen Family Funeral Options asks, “Whose Job is it, anyway?”

Whose Job Is It, Anyway?
By Rick Allen, Allen Family Funeral Options, Collin LIVING WELL Magazine

I am becoming more and more supportive of the concept of cutting out the middleman. Often this can make a product or service more affordable. It also seems like we are getting less and less service from service providers these days, so you wonder just what are we paying for when a third party is involved? […]

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Cremation Creates Separation –– Allen Family Funeral Home

Cremation Creates Separation
By Rick Allen, Allen Family Funeral Home, Collin and North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazines

First, let me set the record straight by saying that I am not an opponent of cremation. Many people are choosing cremation these days as their choice of final disposition. In years past, the main driving force behind people choosing cremation was the perception that it was less expensive. […]

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The Benefit of Private Ownership

The Benefit of Private Ownership
By Rick Allen, Collin LIVING WELL Magazine
In the late 60s and early 70s the funeral industry began an era of consolidation. A third generation funeral director from Houston, Texas had the idea of clustering funeral homes together for the benefit of operating efficiency. […]