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Arrangements and Service Options

 

The death of a loved one is a difficult time. If final arrangements have not been made prior to death, there are many decisions that must be made. We are here to assist you through this life experience. Whether you are looking for traditional or cremation services, we offer many different service choices to help you memorialize your loved one. Our directors and staff are here to assist you with the details of personalizing a service that best memorializes your loved one. Our service types include:
 

Traditional Funeral Services
A traditional funeral service is the most common request. It usually consists of visitation in the evening followed by a funeral service the next day. Photographs, special music, and other special memorabilia can aid families in creating a service that will be meaningful. Families will need to choose a casket and, because most cemeteries require an outer container for burial, a vault will also need to be chosen.

Same-Day Visitation/Services
Some people choose to have a visitation immediately preceding a funeral service on the same day. This type of service usually includes 1-4 hours of visitation, followed immediately by a service. Photographs, special music, and other special memorabilia can aid families in creating a service that will be meaningful. Families will need to choose a casket and, because most cemeteries require an outer container for burial, a vault will also need to be chosen.

Direct Burial
With this type of service, there is no visitation. The family may or may not choose to have an officiant at the burial. There is no embalming. Families will need to choose a casket and, because most cemeteries require an outer container for burial, a vault will also need to be chosen.

Memorial Services
This type of service can be conducted without the presence of the deceased. It may follow a direct burial or a cremation. Photographs, special music, and other special memorabilia can aid families in creating a service that will be meaningful.

Graveside Services
Sometimes families choose not to have a visitation. This type of service is held at the graveside and can be private if the family wishes. Families will need to choose a casket and, because most cemeteries require an outer container for burial, a vault will also need to be chosen.

Cremation Following Traditional Services
Cremation doesn't necessarily mean not having a service. Sometimes families choose to have a traditional service, followed by a cremation. As with a traditional service, it usually consists of visitation in the evening followed by a funeral service the next day. Photographs, special music, and other special memorabilia can aid families in creating a service that will be meaningful. Rental caskets are available for these types of services, and we offer a wide variety of urns for families to select from. Embalming is required for this service.

Direct Cremation Services
We offer a wide variety of urns for families to select from when choosing a direct cremation. If a family chooses a direct cremation, they may also wish to have a memorial service at a later date. There is no embalming needed if a family chooses direct cremation.

Military Honors Services
Veterans are often remembered with some type of military honors. Whether it be at the funeral home or cemetery, most military branches have special customs that they use to memorialize your loved one's service to his/her country. These types of services can be incorporated into almost any of our funeral service offerings.

Fraternal Organization Services
Many times, families want to incorporate their loved one's membership in different organizations, into the service. These types of services can be incorporated into almost any of our funeral service offerings.

Out-of-town Services/Arrangements
When a family member dies away from his/her home, we can assist in arranging for services elsewhere.

 

Certain information and items are needed to complete the arrangement process for the scheduling of services, certifying the death certificate, inserting newspaper notices and government forms. Some items to bring to the arrangement conference are as follows:

         Name As Used On All Legal Documents

         Date and Place of Birth

         Social Security Number

         Father's Name

         Mother's Maiden Name

         Clothing for Deceased

         Recent Photo if Available

         Copy of Discharge Papers if Deceased was a Veteran

         Cemetery Deed if Applicable