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Our entire community is in the thoughts and prayers of the Fox & Weeks family during this difficult time. We are continuing to serve the families who need us, and we are striving to accommodate the needs of those families and our community. We are adhering strictly to guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, and we are undertaking additional measures to protect our staff and the families we are serving. We will continue to offer our prayers for all affected by this current situation. Please call (912) 352-7200 with any questions. God bless you all! ...

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COVID-19 Message from Fox & Weeks

COVID-19 Message from Fox & Weeks

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community, our employees and the families we serve. While we strive to uphold the highest standard when it comes to cleaning and maintaining our funeral homes, please know that Fox & Weeks is increasing the frequency of our cleanings, concentrating on public areas and frequently touched hardware. We have placed hand sanitizer throughout the building as well as Clorox wipes to use as needed. We have removed pens and register books from the front table and ask that all guests sign a register card with a disposable pen tha ...

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Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grant to Park Place Outreach

Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation  grant to Park Place Outreach

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $50,000 in Matthews Children’s Foundation grants since launching the program in 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting children and children&r ...

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Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grant to Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation  grant to Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $50,000 in Matthews Children’s Foundation grants since launching the program in 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting children and childr ...

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Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grant to Park Place Outreach

Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation  grant to Park Place Outreach

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Fox & Weeks has now awarded nearly $50,000 in Matthews Children’s Foundation grants since launching the program in 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting children and children’s causes. Park Place Outr ...

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Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grant to Girls on The Run of Coastal Georgia

Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation  grant to Girls on The Run of Coastal Georgia

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to Girls on The Run of Coastal Georgia. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $40,000 in Matthews Children’s Foundation grants since launching the program in 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting children and children’s causes. Girls on The Run is ...

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Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grant to Park Place Outreach

Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grant to Park Place Outreach

SAVANNAH – Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $40,000 in Matthews Children’s Foundation grants since launching the program in 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting children and children’s causes. Pa ...

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Fox & Weeks presents $1000 grant to Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks presents $1000 grant to Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism to help the facility purchase additional computer equipment for its students. Fox & Weeks has now awarded nearly $40,000 in Matthew’s Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting c ...

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Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grants to three area children's charities

Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grants  to three area children's charities

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented Matthews Children’s Foundation grants in the amount of $1000 to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, Matthew Reardon Center for Autism and Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia in February. Fox & Weeks has now awarded nearly $30,000 in Matthew’s Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profit ...

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Fox & Weeks funeral assistant Jeff Mills is Volunteer Firefighter of the Year

Fox & Weeks funeral assistant Jeff Mills is Volunteer Firefighter of the Year

Fox & Weeks funeral assistant Jeff Mills was recognized as the Islands Fire Department's Volunteer Firefighter of the Year in November. Mills, 55, has been with Islands Fire Department for more than 20 years and has been a funeral assistant with Fox & Weeks for two years. Mills came to Savannah when he was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, and now his son, Jeff Mills, 30, is a Lieutenant with the Southside Fire Department and captain of the volunteers. "I look at what we do as teamwork just like what we do at Fox & Weeks," said Jeff Mills, Sr., who lives on Talahi Island. "Every ...

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Joe Ebberwein honored with Gartland Service Award

Joe Ebberwein honored with Gartland Service Award

Fox & Weeks congratulates longtime member of the Fox & Weeks family Joe Ebberwein for being honored as a 2016 recipient of the Bishop Francis X. Gartland Service Award from the Diocese of Savannah. Every year since 2000, the Diocese of Savannah has recognized long-standing service to the Catholic Church in south Georgia by conferring the Gartland Service Award on honorees nominated by their pastors. In this way, the Diocese expresses its gratitude to those who serve within it. The Gartland Award pin bears Bishop Gartland's coat of arms and his motto Vincit Veritas Truth Prevails. Bis ...

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Fox & Weeks presents Matthew's Children's Foundation grant to Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks presents Matthew's Children's Foundation grant to Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was privilege to presented a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in June. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $25,000 in Matthews Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefiting children and children’s causes. The Matthew Reardon ...

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Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children's Foundation grant to Tybee Fresh Air Home

Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children's Foundation grant to Tybee Fresh Air Home

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was honored to present a $1000 Matthew's Children’s Foundation grant to The Fresh Air Home on Tybee Island in June. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $25,000 in Matthew's Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthew's Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting children and children’s causes. The Fresh Air Home is a Savannah tradit ...

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Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children's Foundation grant to Royce Learning Center

Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children's Foundation grant to Royce Learning Center

Fox & Weeks was honored to present a $1000 Matthews Children's Foundation grant to Royce Learning Center in May to assist the educational facility with the cost of continuing programming for indviduals with learning disabilities. Fox & Weeks has now awarded nearly $25,000 in Matthew's Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthew's Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to local non-profits be ...

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Fox & Weeks proud to support Royce Learning Center event

Fox & Weeks proud to support Royce Learning Center event

Fox & Weeks was a proud sponsor of Bourbon & Bowties to support the Royce Learning Center in April. For the past 45 years, Royce Learning Center has served those who learn differently, want to improve their academic skills or seek to attain specific credentials or certifications for the workplace. With students ranging in age from Pre-K to 91 years of age, Royce Learning Center continues to meet the needs of children and adults with learning differences and literacy needs through its unique programs. It was a tremendous event, and Fox & Weeks is always excited to be able to give ba ...

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Fox & Weeks presents grant to The Children's School at St. John's Church

Fox & Weeks presents grant to The Children's School at St. John's Church

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was proud to present a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1,000 to The Children's School at St. John's Church. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $20,000 in York Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefiting children and children’s causes. The Children’s School is a pres ...

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Fox & Weeks presented Matthews Children's Foundation grant to Park Place Outreach

Fox & Weeks presented Matthews Children's  Foundation grant to Park Place Outreach

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was proud to present a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $500 to Park Place OutreachYouth Emergency Shelter. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $20,000 in York Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefiting children and children’s causes. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergen ...

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F&W presents Matthews Children's Foundation grant to Reardon Center for Autism

F&W presents Matthews Children's Foundation grant to Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in October. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $20,000 in Matthews Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting children and children’s causes. The Matthew Reardon Center for A ...

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Fox & Weeks and Pets at Peace proud to sponsor Savannah Kennel Club Dog Show

Fox & Weeks and Pets at Peace proud to sponsor Savannah Kennel Club Dog Show

Fox & Weeks and Pets at Peace by Fox & Weeks are proud to be sponsors for the 2015 Savannah Kennel Club Dog Show November 27-30 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. The Savannah Kennel Club was established in 1935 by fanciers of purebred dogs. The SKC continues the tradition today with activities focused on establishing and maintaining the human/canine bond. Throughout the year, the Kennel Club offers community activities such as educational programs, support for the Humane Society fundraisers and other activities designed to encourage res ...

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Fox & Weeks presents York Children’s Foundation grant to Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity Restore

Fox & Weeks presents York Children’s Foundation grant to Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity Restore

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a York Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity Restore in July. Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity Restore is a nonprofit home improvement stor and donation center on Martin Luther King Boulevard that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. All proceeds generated are used by Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity to build homes within our local community. Fox & Weeks has now awarded nearly $20,000 ...

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Fox & Weeks presents York Children's Foundation grant to Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks presents York Children's Foundation grant to Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a $750 York Children’s Foundation grant to the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in July that will help pay special lighting in the Foundation's classrooms. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefiting children and children’s causes. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more nearly $20,000 in York Children’s Foundation grants since 2012 ...

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Fox & Weeks proud to support Coastal Center for Developmental Services

Fox & Weeks proud to support Coastal Center for Developmental Services

Fox & Weeks was proud to be a sponsor for the 4th Annual Coastal Center for Developmental Services golf tournament on May 16 at the Landings Club that benefitted the CCDS Community Employment Services which has successfully placed more than 150 individuals with disabilities into Savannah's workforce. CCDS is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) agency that provides training and employment-related services to more than 300 individuals with developmental disabilities. With the goal of empowering our people to make life choices, CCDS is dedicated to the rights and responsibilities of full communit ...

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Fox & Weeks present York Children's Foundation grant to The Fresh Air Home

Fox & Weeks present York Children's Foundation grant to The Fresh Air Home

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was honored to present a York Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $800 to The Fresh Air Home on Tybee Island in April. The Fresh Air Home is a Savannah tradition dating back to 1897 and remains dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged youth. Every summer, The Fresh Air Home opens its doors to hundreds of Savannah area children with the mission of improving the health of the children, building character and helping them grow into better men and women – both physically and morally. The Fresh Air Home is a non-profit organization operated and ...

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Fox & Weeks presents York Children’s Foundation grant to Matthew Reardon Center

Fox & Weeks presents York Children’s Foundation grant to Matthew Reardon Center

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was honored to present a York Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $800 to the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in April. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in Savannah is dedicated to the care and education of children with  Autism Spectrum Disorders. Through partnerships with existing medical, educational, and community services we provide special programs that enhance the quality of life for these children. Through the MRCA day school, Advance Academy and Advocacy and Outreach programs and community partnerships, the MRCA is able to provide pro ...

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Fox & Weeks presents York Children's Foundation grant to volunteer dental clinic

Fox & Weeks presents York Children's Foundation grant to volunteer dental clinic

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was honored to present a York Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $500 to the Savannah Volunteer Dental Clinic for Children in March. The Savannah Volunteer Dental Clinic for Children is a non-profit program utilizing a network of volunteers from Savannah's dental community actively participating in the preventative and therapeutic oral health care of the Coastal Empire's underserved, uninsured children. Founded in 2008 by Dr. Felix Maher, DMD, the clinic has grown to serve more than 550 children and has a volunteer staff of nine general dentists, si ...

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Fox & Weeks funeral assistant Mike Brady a Marshall's Aide for St. Patrick's Day Parade

Fox & Weeks funeral assistant Mike Brady a Marshall's Aide for St. Patrick's Day Parade

Fox & Weeks funeral assistant Mike Brady will serve as a Marshall's Aide for St. Patrick' Day Parade Grand Marshall  Hugh E. Coleman this after serving on the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee for the past 38 years. Brady, who has been with Fox & Weeks for more than 31 years, has played a variety of roles throughout the years. Fox & Weeks lends a limo to the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee each year, and Brady has the honor of escorting the Grand Marshall to four breakfasts and Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist before the parade begins. Brady spent 10 years on the ...

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Fox & Weeks a leading LLS Light the Night sponsor for 2014

Fox & Weeks a leading LLS Light the Night sponsor for 2014

Fox & Weeks is proud to announce that the funeral home's Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night team was the Top Rookie Corporate Team in 2014 and finished second overall for corporate fundraising. Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign that brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors and remember those who were lost to the disease while shining a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Fox & Weeks raised more than $5,400 in 2014 in honor of David Cronise, a longtime Fox & We ...

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Fox & Weeks sponsors Scottish Rite fundraiser

Fox & Weeks sponsors Scottish Rite fundraiser

Fox & Weeks is proud to have been able to contribute to the ongoing mission of Scottish Rite Masonry in Savannah by donating the printing of tickets for the organization's annual spaghetti diner fundraiser coming up at the end of January. Each year, hundreds of people purchase spaghetti dinners to show their support for the Scottish Rite Masonry in Savannah. Savannah has a long and rich Scottish Rite history, beginning as early as 1790. Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is commonly known as the Scottish Rite, and it is one of several appendant groups of the worldwide fraternity known as Freema ...

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Fox & Weeks honors York Children's Foundation grant recipients with plaque

Fox & Weeks honors York Children's Foundation grant recipients with plaque

Fox & Weeks is excited to reveal a plaque at our Hodgson Chapel honoring the recipients of York Children's Foundation grants during the past two years! The York Children’s Foundation is a national organization dedicated to providing financial support to children’s charities throughout the country. Since introducing the program in 2012, Fox & Weeks has been able to distribute more than $10,000 in grant money and support several wonderful children's charities in our community. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Childr ...

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Fox & Weeks presents grant to Savannah Early Childhood Foundation

Fox & Weeks presents grant to Savannah Early Childhood Foundation

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was honored to award a York Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $750 to the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation. The Savannah Early Childhood Foundation is a groundbreaking organization founded in 2011 that pools community resources to ensure that all Savannah children are ready for school. Combining public and private resources, Savannah Early Childhood Foundation is focused on helping parents create high quality learning environments for their children starting at birth through age five through multi-session Early Learning College programs for pare ...

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Fox & Weeks raises over $4,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night

Fox & Weeks raises over $4,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night

[caption id="attachment_1230" align="alignright" width="300"] The Cronise Crew at Light the Night![/caption] The Fox & Weeks family gathered on October 17 at Forsyth Park for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night to walk in honor of staff member Dave Cronise, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014. Dave was there and the team had a great time walking through the streets of downtown Savannah carrying lanterns to support the LLS mission and raise awareness of the need for community support. Fox & Weeks was able to raise more than $4,000 to donate to the Leukemia and Lymph ...

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Fox & Weeks supports Savannah AMBCUS Bowlapalooza 2014!

Fox & Weeks supports Savannah AMBCUS Bowlapalooza 2014!

Fox & Weeks is proud to have been a sponsor at the 3rd annual Savannah AMBUCS Celebrity Bowlapalooza 2014 on October 11 at Savannah Lanes. The event generated more than $80,000 for Savannah AMBUCS and every team had a blast bowling together! Fox & Weeks vice president Matt Weeks was a celebrity bowler, and Matt's team joined dozens of teams for a fun filled Saturday morning meeting new friends and supporting a wonderful cause. Savannah AMBUCS history with the special needs community in Savannah began with the Trustee’s School in 1955.In 1965 the Savannah Chapter of AMBUCS established ...

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Fox & Weeks going pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fox & Weeks going pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by using a pink version of its logo for all published obituaries in the Savannah Morning News. Unfortunately, breast cancer has touched the lives of too many families, and the Fox & Weeks family has not been spared from the effects of this awful disease. By "pinking" the Fox & Weeks logo to accompany each obituary in the Savannah Morning News, the funeral home hopes to raise awareness for Breast National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Coastal Empire. This annual international health campaign ...

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Fox & Weeks honored to partner with Hospice Savannah for Senior Safari

Fox & Weeks honored to partner with Hospice Savannah for Senior Safari

Fox & Weeks was honored to participate in serving a Mother's Day tea at Hospice Savannah on September 19 as part of the Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging's Senior Safari. the Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging is a unified network of individuals and organizations whose purpose is education and advocacy for the senior community. The Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging was founded in 1985 and incorporated in 1989. Realizing the numerous issues concerning older adults and the lack of education available on these issues led to the unification of our efforts. Senior Safari is an annual e ...

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Fox & Weeks presents York Children's Foundation grants to local organizations

Fox & Weeks presents York Children's Foundation grants to local organizations

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented York Children’s Foundation grants to the Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center and the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism during the first week of September. The grants totaled $1,500 and Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $11,000 in York Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting chil ...

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Fox & Weeks presents York Children's Foundation grant to Union Mission

Fox & Weeks presents York Children's Foundation grant to Union Mission

SAVANNAH – Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a York Children's Foundation grant in the amount of $750 to the Magdalene Project at Union Mission in August. The Magdalene Project is a 22-bed shelter for women and children that offers immediate temporary housing for those in the most need and provides necessary school supplies for children in need. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly to area non-profits chosen through a ...

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Admit it - you matter to a lot of people and deserve a funeral

Admit it - you matter to a lot of people and deserve a funeral

Have you ever heard an older person say something like, “Don’t fuss over me when I die,” or “Just throw me in a ditch when I'm dead?" We accept their statements as expressions of not wanting to burden their family with the planning, cost, etc … but they may really be saying something else to us. Have you ever thought that what they're really saying is “I’m not sure if my life mattered enough ... I'm not worth anyone's time ... Would anyone even go to my funeral?" In other words, they are crying out, "Will someone please tell me that I mattered?!"   Everyone is horrified at the stories ...

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Matt Weeks a celebrity bowler for Savannah AMBUCS Bowlapalooza

Matt Weeks a celebrity bowler for Savannah AMBUCS Bowlapalooza

Fox & Weeks Vice President Matt Weeks is proud to be a Celebrity Bowler for the 2014 Savannah AMBUCS Bowlapalooza on October 11 at Savannah Lanes on Tibet Avenue. In 1965 the Savannah Chapter of AMBUCS established a bowling league for special needs children and the league was eventually expanded to include all ages. In 2012, the Savannah AMBUCS chapter re-introduced the special needs children’s bowling league and has dozens of participants each week. Bowlapalooza is one of the biggest fund raisers each for Savannah AMBUCS and helps provide the organization with the resources to continue ...

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Fox & Weeks presents grants to Savannah area children's charities

Fox & Weeks presents grants to Savannah area children's charities

SAVANNAH – Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors awarded four York Children’s Foundation grants to children’s charities in Savannah this summer. [caption id="attachment_1082" align="alignleft" width="169"] Savannah Early Childhood Foundation[/caption] The grants totaled $2,750 and were awarded to , The Savannah Early Childhood Foundation, Royce Learning Center and Park Place Outreach. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly to area n ...

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Fox & Weeks supports Dustin Dauphinee Scholarship Golf Tournament

Fox & Weeks supports Dustin Dauphinee Scholarship Golf Tournament

Fox & Weeks was proud to support the Dustin Dauphinee Scholarship Golf Tournament again in 2014! The tournament was played on June 7 at Henderson Golf Club and more than 30 teams signed up to play! All the proceeds from the tournament will go to the Dustin Dauphinee Scholarship Fund to to provide a scholarship for an rising junior at Calvary Day School who strives to live the life that Dustin Dauphinee lived. This is an amazing event to remember a very special young man, and Fox & Weeks is always thrilled to be a part of it! [button link="http://foxandweeks.preferredflorist.com/in- ...

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Fox & Weeks presents York Children’s Foundation grant to Chatham Academy

Fox & Weeks presents York Children’s Foundation grant to Chatham Academy

Fox & Weeks presents York Children’s Foundation grant to Chatham Academy at Royce Learning Center SAVANNAH – Chatham Academy at Royce Learning Center in Savannah was selected earlier this year to receive a $500 grant from the York Children’s Foundation through Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors. The York Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division, and to date the organization has contributed more than $2.2 million to mostly community-based children’s charities throughout the country via quarterly grants. Each time a family purchases a ca ...

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The Role of Pallbearers at a Funeral

The Role of Pallbearers at a Funeral

Having pallbearers at a funeral is a common tradition among many religions; however,manymay not be familiarwith this practice—especially if one has never attended a funeral service before. Pallbearers are individuals who are respected by the deceased and may have had a close relationship to him or her. These individuals are chosen—either in preplanning by the departed or their loved ones—to escort the casket or coffin in church and to carry the casket to the burial site. For many, this ritual carries great significance and offers closure to the surviving family members. Who Can Be a Pallbeare ...

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How to Take Your Child to a Funeral

How to Take Your Child to a Funeral

The death of a loved one can have a profound impact on a child, and should be handled with care. For kids who have not yet had to experience funerals or the concept of death, the ideas associated with these events can be frightening. Understand that there is no “right” age when it comes to allowing your son or daughter to attend the funeral of a loved one. If you believe that attending the service would help your child to grieve, then it is appropriate to bring the young boy or girl to the service. If you are planning on bringing your son or daughter to a loved one’s funeral, keep these tips i ...

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How to Acknowledge a Funeral When You Can’t Attend

How to Acknowledge a Funeral When You Can’t Attend

While you’d ideally like to be able to attend a funeral in person, this is not always possible due to cost or schedule conflicts. However, there are plenty of other ways to pay your respects to the deceased, even if you are not able to be there for the funeral service itself. If you’re looking to honor the memory of a person who has died in an alternative way, consider these tips: It’s never too late to send flowers Sending flowers is a traditional and beautiful way to express your sympathies to the family of the deceased. You can send flowers or a lasting plant or dish garden to the funeral ...

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Etiquette in Responding to a Private Funeral

Etiquette in Responding to a Private Funeral

While the passing of an individual may impact many different people, those close to the loved one may opt to hold a private service. If you see that a funeral or memorial service is “private” in an obituary, attendance is only limited to those invited. If a time, date and place are not listed in the obituary listing, it means that only those invited are asked to attend—it is not open to the public. There are many reasons why a family may choose to host a private funeral service, but it is important for others to understand how to properly respond if they were not invited. Do Not Take Offense ...

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Flower Arrangement Differences for Men and Women

Flower Arrangement Differences for Men and Women

When it comes to offering up flowers after a person has passed, there are subtle differences between a man’s funeral arrangement and a woman’s funeral arrangement. Though flowers have a traditionally feminine association, in reality, floral arrangements are a beautiful way to express sympathy regardless of whether the deceased was a man or a woman. They can add warmth and light to a space, and are a visual reminder that family members and friends are there to provide support. Choosing an arrangement for a man When you are trying to select a floral arrangement to honor the life of a man who h ...

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The Meaning behind Various Funeral Flowers

The Meaning behind Various Funeral Flowers

While any kind of flower looks beautiful and adds a touch of warmth to a home or house of worship as you honor the life of a person who has passed, it is important to understand the meaning behind the blooms you have selected. Types and colors of flowers convey different meanings, so you want to be sure that you are choosing an arrangement that reflects the proper sentiment. Lilies Lilies are commonly associated with funerals, as they represent the innocence of the soul of the person who has passed. White lilies also signify sympathy, and convey majesty and purity. Gladioli These tall bloo ...

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How to Keep Unwanted Guests from Attending a Funeral

How to Keep Unwanted Guests from Attending a Funeral

Funerals are a highly emotional and sensitive time for a family, and can bring complicated issues to light. However, it is important not to let family feuds take the focus off of honoring the life of the person who has passed away. To make sure the funeral is a time to grieve and not the start of a major fight, some families choose to place restrictions on who can and cannot attend the service. While placing a limit on who is permitted to attend the funeral may hurt some feelings, it can also prevent dramatic situations from unfolding and turning the funeral into a stressful experience instea ...

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The Rules of Writing Thank You Cards after a Funeral

The Rules of Writing Thank You Cards after a Funeral

The Rules of Writing Thank You Notes after a Funeral The etiquette of acknowledgement is truly a very personal and individual matter. While it may be difficult to find the energy to write a thank you note after a funeral, doing so is an important way of acknowledging the love and kindness that friends and family members have shown you during this challenging period in your life.  There is no set deadline when it comes to sending out thank you cards, though getting them out within two to three weeks after the funeral is ideal. Even if it takes some time for you to feel ready to tackle the ta ...

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The Differences Between a Funeral and a Wake

The Differences Between a Funeral and a Wake

Wakes and funerals are both types of ceremonies that are used to honor the dead and allow survivors to mourn and remember their loved one. While the two ceremonies are similar in feel, there are some major differences between the two. For example, a wake is a more informal time for visitation and remembrance of the dead, whereas a funeral typically contains structured rituals and is often religious in nature. It’s common for a family to have both a wake and a funeral in order to commemorate the death of a loved one. In many instances, the wake is held the night before the funeral. Those in at ...

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The Difference Between Jewish and Christian Funerals

The Difference Between Jewish and Christian Funerals

Traditions surrounding funerals vary from religion to religion, so before you attend a service you should have some idea about what to expect. What is viewed as respectful in one religion may be considered offensive in another. This is why some careful research is necessary so that you can honor the deceased without inadvertently causing an issue. Christian services Christian funerals are typically centered on the ideas of eternal life and resurrection for the soul through the acceptance of Jesus Christ. A Christian funeral may incorporate some or all of the following elements: Readings, h ...

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Understanding the Idea Behind a Non-denominational Funeral Service

Understanding the Idea Behind a Non-denominational Funeral Service

When a person who has passed away didn’t follow one particular religion or faith, a non-denominational funeral can prove to be the most appropriate way to honor that person’s life. Instead of focusing on religious texts during the ceremony, the family can choose to take a more humanistic approach. This makes for a poignant funeral, even without a religious element. Even if the person who passed did loosely follow a religion, it is becoming increasingly common for families to use a non-denominational service in order to honor their loved one and commemorate their life. If you’re hoping to have ...

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Understanding Funeral Rites

Understanding Funeral Rites

Funeral rites are an important part of honoring someone who has passed away. The ways in which a group of people executes these rites vary depending on the person’s religion, as well as that faith’s belief about life after death. Why do funeral rites matter? Funeral rites are important because they show respect for the dead. They also give that person’s loved ones a chance to mourn and express their grief. Many people feel that expressing their grief in a formal way is an important part of the healing process. In some religions, these rites are also believed to be necessary in order to ensur ...

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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Planning a Funeral

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Planning a Funeral

Planning a funeral for yourself or for a loved one requires organization in the midst of grief and sadness.  Consult these guidelines on the most important elements of funeral planning that you and your loved ones should know. 1.)   Prearranging provides you or your loved one with the opportunity to become informed about the plethora of options regarding the funeral or cremation service. No two services are alike, and individuals can choose to showcase videos, photographs, music, special readings or any other involved elements with family and friends. 2.)   Prearranging ensures that you doc ...

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Tips for Planning Your Own Funeral

Tips for Planning Your Own Funeral

Planning your own funeral is an important way for you to ensure that the service happens exactly as you’d like it to. It can also significantly reduce the levels of stress endured by your friends and family after your passing, as they already know exactly how to proceed. Regardless of whether you are completely physically fit or not, it is always a wise idea to attend to this sort of planning well in advance. Some of the components you’ll want to address as you begin funeral planning for yourself include: The viewing This is when friends and family have some time to sit peacefully with the ...

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The Military Funeral Service

The Military Funeral Service

A military funeral service is an important way to honor a person who has bravely defended and served his or her county. Military funeral traditions can actually be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome. While today’s ceremonies still incorporate some of these ideas and principles, current military funerals also have a decidedly American feel. They are full of respect and honor, and can also be a source of comfort for surviving family members and friends. United States law now mandates the rendering of military funeral honors for an eligible veteran at the request of the family. This funeral ...

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Important Facts You Need To Know About Your Veteran’s Burial Benefits

Important Facts You Need To Know About Your Veteran’s Burial Benefits

When it comes to the burial of a person who served in the armed forces, it’s important that family members and friends know what their loved one is entitled to when it comes time to lay that person to rest. Many people are confused about the benefits that veterans are entitled to, making these 10 facts important to learn and understand: Fact 1: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits do not cover all of the funeral or cremation arrangements of honorably discharged veterans There are monetary, recognition, and service benefits that are available to this veteran’s family; however, rei ...

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Popular Funeral and Memorial Service Songs

Popular Funeral and Memorial Service Songs

No two funerals or memorial services are alike, and therefore, individuals planning their own funerals or the service for a loved one should keep personalization in mind. There are several ways to personalize a funeral or memorial service to fully and adequately celebrate and honor the life of a deceased friend or family member. Music is an important part of the funeral or memorial, and many people find comfort during their darkest hour as songs celebrating the lives of the deceased can often serve as a beacon of hope. Appropriate music is an excellent tribute to the deceased individual, and ...

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The Proper Etiquette for Photographs at Funerals

The Proper Etiquette for Photographs at Funerals

Since everyone has a smartphone with a built-in camera, it’s possible to photograph any event or person at any time. While this can make for some great family memories, it’s important to have some discretion when it comes to what you’re photographing. When attending a funeral or a memorial service, you may have friends and family members in the same room who haven’t seen each other for many years. However, it is important to remember the reason you are gathered and to show tact when it comes to taking pictures. In general, it is wise to avoid taking pictures at a funeral or a memorial service ...

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Keeping the Peace in a Complex Family While Planning a Funeral

Keeping the Peace in a Complex Family While Planning a Funeral

Unfortunately, families are not always neat and tidy. There are rivalries, disputes, and other issues that can make the family dynamic a complex one. You may have a close relationship with one sibling and barely speak with another. However, when it comes time to honor the memory of someone who has passed, it is important that all relatives are able to put any issues aside and focus on celebrating the life of the deceased. Navigating lines of communication during the planning To keep any familial issues from detracting from the beauty of a memorial service or funeral, open communication is ke ...

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How to Write an Obituary Step-By-Step

How to Write an Obituary Step-By-Step

An obituary may be the first and last time your loved one appears in the newspapers.  Written by someone close to the deceased, it is an intimate perspective regarding what is memorable about a life. You want to make sure the tribute does that person justice with what is, in effect, a brief biography. We would like to help you accomplish that with this guide.  Our aim is to allow you to create an obituary that is clear, colorful and concise, while keeping down the expense. Most newspapers charge for obituaries by the word or line, so keeping it a reasonable length makes economic sense. Below ...

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Glossary of Funeral Terms

Glossary of Funeral Terms

As the planning begins, you may be introduced to new words and terms that are associated with the funeral planning process. We have provided a quick glossary for your reference. Arrangement conference - The meeting with the funeral director in which you discuss your wishes for the funeral and the disposition of the body Burial - Also called interment, earth burial at a cemetery is the most traditional method for final disposition of the body Celebrant - A person who provides personalized services to a family to create a meaningful ceremony or ritual during a life transition Columbarium - A ...

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Understanding the Difference between Funeral and Memorial Services

Understanding the Difference between Funeral and Memorial Services

As cultural norms continue to change, the way we handle the passing of loved ones also evolves. Today, there are many ways that people choose to celebrate the lives of those they care about, leading some to question the true difference between funeral services and memorial services. With the introduction of new traditions and burial practices, many professionals may use the terms “funeral” and “memorial” interchangeably. However, there are some key differences that are worth noting if you are attending or planning a funeral or memorial service. Remains Funerals are generally held with the pr ...

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Tips on Dressing for a Funeral

Tips on Dressing for a Funeral

When attending a funeral, it is always important to show respect for the deceased, as well as the other loved ones mourning his or her passing. As such, it is essential to make sure to wear respectful attire that is aligned with funeral service etiquette. While funerals often come as unexpected, it is easy to plan an outfit that is both simple and tasteful. Here are a few guidelines for those looking for guidance on what to wear to a funeral. Color Color may be one of the most important aspects of funeral attire, as it should reflect the mourning atmosphere of the event. Typically, black is ...

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What is the Proper Etiquette for a Memorial Service?

What is the Proper Etiquette for a Memorial Service?

A memorial service is a service held without the remains present, usually occurring within a week of a loved one’s death (although this has the tendency to vary based on individual circumstances). The memorial service itself is more informal than a funeral, and guests can exchange stories and other personal tributes to celebrate the life of the deceased. Individuals planning or attending a memorial service are encouraged to learn about proper memorial service etiquette, as many people have varying opinions on what the service should look like. For example, you may want to consider how to make ...

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