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OGR Presents Funeral Directors, Funeral Homes with Service Awards

AUSTIN, Texas - The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) presented service awards during its annual Conference and Supplier Showcase in Charleston, S.C. on March 29.

Randall L. Earl of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Decatur, Ill., received the 2014 Golden Light Award. The Golden Light Award is the association’s highest honor, and it recognizes an individual who has made specific, meritorious contributions to society through his or her profession, community or field of voluntary service as career achievements. Earl has been a licensed funeral director for more than 40 years, all 40 of which he has devoted to advancing the standards of the funeral profession at both the state and national levels.

Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh, Okla.; Freitag Funeral Home, Bridgeton, N.J.; and Linnemann Funeral Homes, Erlanger, Ky., received the Exemplary Service Award, which recognizes professional excellence as demonstrated through comments from client families served who respond to Family Contact Program surveys.

Brunswick Memorial Funeral Home, East Brunswick, N.J., received the 2014 Golden Rule Community Service Award. The Golden Rule Community Service Award, now in its sixth year, is awarded in recognition of a funeral home’s outstanding community service as demonstrated by involvement in local organizations or community events.


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