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ASD’s Favorite Pastime Series: Floyd Mortuary & Floyd Funeral Services

Jun 02, 2014

Name: Alan Parnell
Funeral Home Name: Floyd Mortuary & Floyd Funeral Services
Location: Fairmont, NC
Photo Description: Alan and his hunting dog Heart after a late-night Racoon hunt.
ASD Client Since 2007
Favorite Pastime: Alan has been hunting most of his life since he was 13 and especially enjoys Racoon hunting. Alan’s dogs are specially trained to accompany him on nocturnal hunts. The dogs can locate and track the scent of a raccoon. They will chase the animal up a tree and stand guard until the hunter arrives. Alan hunts with both experienced and younger dogs so that the younger pups learn from the older dogs. The most enjoyable aspect is going out with other hunters to see whose dog has the best hunting skills.
“Most of the time the hunt is just to see the dogs work and who has the best dog that night. I do shoot one every once in a while, (as in the photo). Its kind of like a payday for the dog,” Alan says.

Thank you Alan for allowing us to share your pastime this month!

Click here to see last month’s Favorite Pastime Spotlight.

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Jess Farren (Fowler)

Jess Farren (Fowler) is a Public Relations Specialist and Staff Writer who has been a part of the ASD team since 2003. Jess manages ASD’s company blog and has been published in several funeral trade magazines. She has written articles on a variety of subjects including communication, business planning, technology, marketing and funeral trends. You can contact Jess directly at

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