Mr. Carlton Connor
I was recently able to interview Carlton Conner, a former funeral director, and licensed embalmer–for 53 years!
Mr. Conner has seen quite a few changes in funerals in South Central Kentucky over the years, and he certainly knows his stuff! He can tell you who has directed, and where each funeral home has been in Warren and the surrounding counties for the last 50 years. He discusses how embalming was once done in homes, and how changes in the billing practices of funeral homes has made them more professional.
It is amazing how many services the funeral home performs for the family when a loved one has died! From the pick up of the body, to embalming, to makeup and hair, all the way through digging and filling in the grave and delivering the flowers, including typing the guest registry for the family; it is truly a full-service profession.
Mr. Conner also discusses the changes that the popularization of cremation is making in the business, and his view of why cremation is becoming a more popular choice.
You can hear Mr. Carlton Conner’s interview here at Connor Interview.