If you believe the Presidential panel 's projection of 90,000 deaths next year from Swine Flu then you might want to look at the bright side of all those unexpected funerals.
Death Service related public companies include:
Hillenbrand Inc. [NYSE:HI] written up earlier here and on BeatingBuffett.com
Service Corp, Intl. [NYSE:SCI]
Stewart Enterprises [NDQ:STEI]
Carriage Services [NYSE:CSV] written up earlier here and on BeatingBuffett.com