Hearses, puns and Dolly Parton. Nashville Business Journal reports on the NFDA Convention.

By: Funeralwise | Date: Wed, October 15th, 2014

National Funeral Directors Convention and Expo

This statuesque fellow functioned a slow-motion carnival barker, moving only to shift positions slightly and summon convention attendees over to the Astral Industries casket display. (From NBJ)

From the latest in hearses to an eagle eye spotting of “Dolly Parton”, NBJ reporter Eleanor Kennedy shares her impressions of the 2014 National Funeral Directors Association Convention & Expo which is taking place in Nashville October 12-15, 2014.

The halls of Music City Center hummed with activity Monday, as hundreds of funeral home professionals from all over the world explored the sights and sounds of the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo.

Convinced by a former colleague that I would see amazing things at the expo, I joined the convention-goers in the early afternoon, curious what cool gadgets and advanced technologies would be on display at what’s billed as the “world’s largest funeral service expo.” Although I was unsuccessful in finding the fabled body dissolving machines that colleague told me to seek out, I did learn a lot about what’s what in the world of funerals. Here are some observations:

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