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By Victoria Stephens
The Chronicle 

"Young Blood" in the Funeral Industry


October 31, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – Young people are on the rise in the funeral industry, and staff at Major Family Funeral Home on A Street is a prime example.

With death being a part of their daily lives, owners Todd and Joy Slack have raised their three children in the funeral industry. "I've just been around this my whole life, I understand (death) is a natural thing," said Connor Slack, 19, the youngest member of the team.

A student at Lane Community College, he is open to the possibility of becoming a paramedic, nurse, medical examiner assistant or mortician, he said. He works in transport services at...

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