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Drive-through funeral parlour...
« on: August 19, 2012, 07:29:13 AM »
...for mourners who don't feel like coming to a dead stop
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
10 February 2012


Do you find death an annoying experience? Do you hate dressing up for the funeral, the never-ending priest's eulogy, and then all that hanging around at the cemetery?
Wouldn't it be easier if, like a fast-food restaurant's drive-through service, you could pay your last respects without having to leave the comfort of your own car?
It sounds callous... but this could be the advertising blurb for the Robert L. Adams Mortuary in Compton, Los Angeles.
...than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 07:30:30 AM »

Drive-by farewell: Nathaniel McDade, 67, and wife Henrietta, 63, of Pasadena view their late friend Robert Sanders, at the Robert L. Adams drive-through funeral parlor in Compton, Los Angeles.
...than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 07:31:23 AM »


Just passing: Robert Sanders was aged 58 when he died.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 07:32:43 AM »


Tastefully done: The covered drive-through section is 12ft wide and around 10ft high, with decorated viewing area behind a wide double pane of bulletproof glass.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 07:33:52 AM »
It has the dubious honour of being the only drive-through funeral service in California - offering a one-stop (or is that non-stop?) service for mourners who are unable or unwilling to take time out of their busy schedules.

The funeral parlour has been in business since 1974, being run by Peggy Scott Adams after its founder and her husband passed away in 2005.

It is unclear whether Robert L Adams was seen off in the style he created.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 07:35:18 AM »


One last look: Parlour owner Peggy Scott Adams says, "You can come by after work, you don't need to deal with parking, you can sign the book outside and the family knows that you paid your respects."
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 07:35:54 AM »
Office manager Denise Knowles-Bragg said the parlour offered a unique and convenient alternative to traditional burial methods.

She denied that the parlour was gimmicky or heartless, saying it was actually good for elderly mourners who found it difficult to walk, for those who wanted to make a quick stop during their lunch hour, or for families who might be expecting many visitors.

Ironically, in the land of the 'drive-by shooting', the mortuary became popular with gang members after cemetery shootouts in the 1980s made them reluctant to gather for funerals.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012, 07:36:47 AM »


Closer view: Flo Watson, 61, gets out of the car driven by her daughter Nina, 34.
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2012, 07:37:38 AM »


Moment of reflection: Peter Taylor, 55, stands in front of the large glass pane that separates the mourners from the deceased. But mourners can literally drive through without stopping, or getting out of their car.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2012, 07:38:42 AM »


End of the road: The mortuary's managers say it is good for elderly mourners who found it difficult to walk, or for those who wanted to pay their last respects during their lunch hour.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2012, 07:39:46 AM »
Visitors and mourners (and, presumably, corpses) are greeted with a large red-lettered sign above the entrance, an undercover viewing area and gold chandeliers in the reception lounge.

The paved drive-through is 12ft wide but only about 10ft high, therefore not suitable for mourners in buses, trucks or mobile homes.

The recently deceased is placed in a tastefully decorated section behind a long display window made from bulletproof glass - a necessary, if not clearly redundant, addition during the gangland days.

Only a few other drive-through funeral parlours are known to operate in America, with one in Chicago and another in Louisiana.

Mrs Scott Adams said: ‘You can come by after work, you don't need to deal with parking, you can sign the book outside and the family knows that you paid your respects.'

All the mortuary has to do now is install a camera linked to number-plate recognition software, and the mourners won't have to stop at all.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2012, 07:41:58 AM »


Resting in peace: Robert Sanders worked as a postal worker before he died.
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2012, 07:48:10 AM »


Reception lounge: Plush carpets, curtains and gold chandeliers surround guests in the reception lounge. Only a few drive-through funeral parlours are known to operate in America.
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2012, 07:50:08 AM »


Part of the furniture:  Worker Jeff Allen at his desk at the funeral parlor where owner Peggy Scott Adams is seen in a poster on the wall.
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2012, 07:51:21 AM »


Clearly sign posted: A large red-lettered sign greets visitors and mourners, undoubtedly placed there so hungry LA motorists don't get a terrible shock when they pull in for a burger and fries.


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