Need to pay your respect to the dearly departed, but in a big hurry? That's not a problem in this Compton Funeral Home: it has a drive-thru viewing of the dead.
Visitors are greeted by a huge red-lettered sign above the entrance of the stone building on East Palmer Street. In the reception lounge, gold chandeliers dangle so low that tall visitors have to duck. Plastic swathes the pink upholstered seats.
And off to the side of the main double doors is the covered and paved 12-foot wide drive-thru, its long glass display window visible from the street. [...]
"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," said Scott Adams. "It's a convenience thing."