This is what most people think of when the topic of a funeral is brought up. Our night before visitations allow for a public viewing the evening prior to the actual service followed by a funeral ceremony and burial the next day. Typically the visitations last about three hours and are held between the hours of five and eight o'clock the evening before the actual funeral.
Identical in nearly every way as the above set of traditional funeral services, however all services are condensed into the span of one day with a one to two hour visitation held just before the funeral and then a procession to the cemetery and burial.
We can handle all cremation services. From direct cremation to a public viewing with a cremation immediately thereafter to memorial services, we can do a service to suit your particular set of needs. We carry an extensive selection of urns and also oversee the burial or entombment of cremains at the cemetery of your choice.
A memorial service, by definition, means a service held without the body present. It can be held at either the funeral home, church or other facility. It can also be held with or without the cremated remains present. One alternative would be to have collage boards and different pictures at the service.
Prearrangements may be done for different reasons. One situation would be that an individual would like to take the decision-making and financial burden away from their loved ones at their time of need, so they plan ahead of time to express their wishes on their final arrangements. When doing this, there are a few different funding options. One option would be to fund the arrangement in full or on a scheduled payment plan ahead of time and guarantee the cost at today's price. Another option would be to make intermittent (unscheduled) payments on the total cost of the funeral even though the price will not be guaranteed until the cost is fully paid at that current date. You can also make arrangements and not fund it with anything at the time. In this situation your wishes are expressed but the price would continue to rise with inflation.
In a situation such as Medicaid, an individual may be required to spend down their assets and a pre-funded funeral would be an allowable expense. Payments may be made with check or credit card. If a life insurance policy is involved, funeral expenses may be covered with an absolute assignment or change of ownership and beneficiary.