Funeral PlanningThe funeral process first begins with the selection of a funeral home. You must choose a funeral home that feels comfortable and right for you and who's staff will treat you with compassion and sensitivity. The staff here are caring professionals and you can trust us to take care of your needs.
Once you choose a Funeral Home, the close family sits down with the funeral director to discuss what is going to be involved. Once arrangements have been finalized and a date for the funeral set, there is the private visitation with the closest family, followed by a regular visitation for the public.
Directly after the memorial service, the deceased is taken in a hearse, proceeded by all who attended the memorial service, to arrive at their final resting place. The burial site has already been prepared, and a few words are spoken over the casket. At this point, the casket lowered into the grave. Usually, after this, a luncheon (repast) for guests takes place while sharing memories of the deceased.
Cremation is an option that is becoming more and more popular as an alternative to traditional burial. With cremation there are more options to choose from because there is typically no actual burial. Cremation ceremonies can be just about the same as a traditional funeral, with a memorial service held after the cremation. If the deceased had a small family (which is a popular reason for cremation), members can come together at the memorial to say their goodbyes. But the options after the service are varied based on the wishes of the deceased and the ashes can be taken care of afterwards in many different ways.