The Roanoke (VA) Times
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The tough economy is forcing people to look for final farewell bargains, even when it comes to dealing with the dead.
The phone will always ring at the funeral home. That’s as sure as death itself. But in these austere times, it might be a different kind of call.
“We get price shoppers that call in here,” said Sammy Oakey, president of Oakey’s Funeral Service and Crematory in Roanoke. People are looking for bargains, even when it comes to dealing with the dead.
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