A traditional service for burial or cremation is usually the service of choice. The traditional funeral, best serves the needs of family and friends.
The traditional funeral service may be the following:
- Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
- Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
- Professional support and assistance
- General use of the facilities for the service and arrangements
- Funeral service
- Use of funeral coach
- Registration book
- Memorial cards
The traditional service is a meaningful expression for the family, and it gives friends and associates an opportunity to offer their tributes in the way of flowers or memorials to churches or organizations.
Generally, a member of the clergy or other person chosen by the family conducts a service of remembrance. We encourage the active participation of the family in helping plan this part of the service. Many times family members take part by giving a reading, singing or assisting the clergy.
If the ceremony is held in a church, there is no additional charge. Nor is there an additional charge for arranging and conducting fraternal services.
Memorial Service – Celebration of Life
This type of service may be held in the Funeral Home, Church or other location depending on preference. The casket is not present as the burial or cremation has already taken place. If cremation has been chosen, the urn may be present. It is common for pictures, or treasured items of the deceased be present. Reception may follow this type of service.
With cremation services, we believe you should be able to choose the type of service that you find most meaningful. That’s why our list of services includes many options.
Once cremated, a loved one’s ashes may be placed in an urn and taken to a final resting place such as a family plot, or a family member’s home.
Sometimes cremated remains are divided into several urns. This option works well when loved ones are spread out across the country.
Others choose to have their ashes scattered over land or water (where permitted by law). In this case, a portion of the cremated remains is usually kept in a keepsake urn as a remembrance.
If you choose cremation, a funeral service is appropriate, and recommended. Survivors still need the time and setting to grieve. We offer many types of services specifically for cremations, from direct cremation with no casket present, to traditional cremation with a visitation, procession and memorial service.