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Posted on 07/2/14 1:37 PM

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Rate of Cremation Continues to Increase
Posted on 07/23/15 12:16 PM
Rate of Cremation Continues to Increase; Cremation Projected to Surpass Burial in 2015

Brookfield, Wis. – The national rate of cremation is projected to surpass that of burial in 2015 according to a report released today by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). The 2015 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report: Research, Statistics and Projections features statistics and in-depth analysis of consumer attitudes toward cremation.
According to the 2013 final data in the report, the rate of cremation was 45.4 percent and the rate of burial was 48.7 percent. By the end of 2015, the rates of cremation and burial are projected to be 48.5 percent and 45.6 percent respectively. Should the 2015 projections bear out, the cremation rate will have increased by more than 50 percent over the last 10 years.


• There are many reasons why consumers choose cremation, including cost considerations, environmental concerns, fewer religious prohibitions, and changing consumer preferences, such as a desire for less ritualized funerals.
• The majority of families who choose cremation also commemorate their loved one’s life: 28 percent choose to have a funeral with viewing before cremation and 37 percent have a memorial service after.
• When talking about their own funerals, more than one-half of adults 40 and older would encourage their loved ones to plan a funeral or memorial ceremony. Only 17 percent of adults would discourage their loved ones from commemorating their life.

The state and national death, cremation and burial projections contained in the 2015 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report were compiled with the assistance of experts from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Applied Population Laboratory Department of Community and Environmental Sociology. Other findings presented in this report are from proprietary NFDA research studies, such as the 2015 Consumer Awareness & Preferences Study and 2015 NFDA General Price List Survey.
Membership Applications
Posted on 06/18/15 5:24 PM
Membership Applications have been sent out and at this time we have had a great response. If you have any questions regarding your Membership Application, please call (919) 876-7886 and we will be happy to assist you. Just a reminder, renewals for the 2015-2016 year are due by June 30, 2015. We have reduced rates by not charging a dollar per death certificate fee and dues may be paid annually or semi-annually.



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Posted on 06/4/15 6:41 PM
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Posted on 02/27/15 4:08 PM
A Valuable Member Benefit
NCFDA Provider of Preference
As many of our members are beginning to accept credit cards as payment in their firms, the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association has chosen to include credit card processing services as a member benefit. AffiniPay is proud to have been selected as the preferred provider of credit card processing to NCFDA members. We encourage you to learn how simple, affordable, and easy it is to begin.
Unlike typical merchant accounts, AffiniPay allows you to:
• Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex
• Increase business by accepting credit cards
• Save up to 25% off standard fees
• Control cash flow by accepting credit cards for collections
Take advantage of a unique member benefit that gives back to the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association with every transaction. NCFDA is proud to offer a service that is designed for your needs, saves you money and supports our organization.