The funeral service takes place at the Funeral Home or Church. Visitation for family and friends is held at the Funeral Home and usually at the Church preceding the services. Families are encouraged to bring pictures and other selected items of remembrance to be displayed at the Funeral Home and Church.
Graveside services consist of a service at the cemetery for a service with a casket or columbarium for a service with cremains. Visitation for family and friends is held at the Funeral Home and not at the cemetery. Families are encouraged to bring pictures and other select items of remembrance to be displayed at the Funeral Home.
Cremation provides an alternative to the traditional funeral service.
Direct cremation is handled by the Funeral Home. It takes place only after authorization from the next of kin and the County Attorney reviews the completed death certificate and cremation authorization. It includes no service and no visitation.
Cremation with Memorial Service is held after the cremation takes place. This offers the family and friends a means to honor their loved one. This service can be held at the Funeral Home or at a Church. We offer a "Memory Board" for pictures and tables for other selected items of remembrance to be displayed at the Funeral Home or Church.
Cremation with Viewing is similar to a Traditional Funeral Service. Following the traditional funeral service, the body is cremated and the family can either keep the cremains or inurn (bury) the cremains in a cemetery or columbarium (niche).
Urns are optional but are available for any of our Cremation Services. Please keep in mind also, that many cemeteries in our area now require urn vaults if inurnment (burial) of the cremains is desired.