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Traditional Funerals

A traditional service usually involves a viewing of the deceased in a casket prior to the actual funeral service. The viewing can take place the evening before the funeral or just prior to the funeral service or at both times. A viewing is not required, however, so you may choose an arrangement that does not include a viewing, such as a closed casket funeral or direct burial. Following the funeral service, friends and family usually drive to the cemetery in procession. The body is then interred in the cemetery or entombed in a mausoleum. The pallbearers place the casket above the grave and family and friends gather for a short service conducted at the graveside or in the mausoleum.

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Closed casket funerals...

A closed casket funeral can resemble a traditional funeral in every aspect with the exception that the body is not on display for a public viewing. Instead of a viewing, a period of visitation can be conducted where the family receives friends. By having a period of visitation, family and friends have an opportunity to come together to cope with the loss.

Direct burial...

Direct burial does not involve any sort of formal funeral service. After interment in a cemetery, a memorial service can be held to commemorate the life of the deceased.

Graveside services...

A graveside service can be conducted as part of a traditional funeral service as described above or by itself. This type of service alone does not involve any sort of formal service prior to the gathering of family and friends at the cemetery. A viewing can be held prior to the graveside service either at our funeral homes, a place of worship or a suitable location of your choice.

OUR TRADITIONAL SERVICE OPTIONS

Traditional Funeral Service

(Evening Viewing)

  • Basic Services of Funeral Director & Staff
  • Twenty-four hour/365 days per year availability
  • Administrative Expenses
  • Arrangements Conference
  • Planning, Supervising, Coordinating service details with those involved in the funeral service.
  • Securing, Preparing, & Filing necessary permits, certificates, authorizations and consents.
  • Clerical & Record keeping
  • Embalming
  • Other Preparations of Remains
  • Use of Facilities & Staff for Evening Viewing/Visitation
  • Use of Facilities, Staff & Equipment for Funeral Ceremony at the Funeral Home or service at another location
  • Use of Staff & Equipment for Graveside Service
  • Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home
  • Funeral Coach/Hearse to Cemetery
  • Lead/Clergy/Errand Car
  • Flower Car/Floral Disposition
  • Does not include casket, outer burial container, other merchandise, or cash advance items.

(Vewing Day of Service)

  • Basic Services of Funeral Director & Staff
  • Twenty-four hour/365 days per year availability
  • Administrative Expenses
  • Arrangements Conference
  • Planning, Supervising, Coordinating service details with those involved in the funeral service.
  • Securing, Preparing, & Filing necessary permits, certificates, authorizations and consents.
  • Clerical & Record keeping
  • Embalming
  • Other Preparations of Remains
  • Use of Facilities & Staff for Viewing/Visitation day of service
  • Use of Facilities, Staff & Equipment for Funeral Ceremony at the Funeral Home or service at another location
  • Use of Staff & Equipment for Graveside Service
  • Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home
  • Funeral Coach/Hearse to Cemetery
  • Lead/Clergy/Errand Car
  • Flower Car/Floral Disposition
  • Does not include casket, outer burial container, other merchandise, or cash advance items.

Graveside Funeral Service

  • Basic Services of Funeral Director & Staff
  • Twenty-four hour/365 days per year availability
  • Administrative Expenses
  • Arrangements Conference
  • Planning, Supervising, Coordinating service details with those involved in the funeral service.
  • Securing, Preparing, & Filing necessary permits, certificates, authorizations and consents.
  • Clerical & Record keeping
  • Embalming
  • Other Preparations of Remains
  • Use of Staff & Equipment for Graveside Service
  • Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home
  • Funeral Coach/Hearse to Cemetery
  • Lead/Clergy/Errand Car
  • Flower Car/Floral Disposition
  • Does not include casket, outer burial container, other merchandise, or cash advance items.

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