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It is important to understand that the value of the funeral service is for the surviving family and friends. It gives those who have lost someone close to them a chance to come together and celebrate the person’s life while sharing their own grief. It is important to allow the service to reflect the true personality of the deceased and we encourage you to include music, photographs or other special mementos.
The following is a sampling of the burial services we offer:
The basic services of the funeral director and staff includes, but is not limited to, staff to respond to initial request for service, arrangement conference with family or responsible party; preparation and filing of necessary authorizations and permits; recording vital statistics; preparation and placement of obituary notices; staff assistance prior to, including coordination with those providing other portions of the funeral; i.e. cemetery, crematory and others.
Embalming is not required by law. It may be necessary, however, if you select certain arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.
Visitation & Viewing
Use of facilities & staff for visitation. Our services include set-up of visitation area, placement of casketed remains, display of floral arrangements, supervision of and attendance during the visitation.
Use of chapel and staff services for funeral service or additional staff necessary for service in other facility. Our services include coordinating the funeral arrangements, supervision of funeral and staff to attend funeral ceremony.
The family may choose to have a memorial service in either our funeral home chapel or church and includes the services of our staff, personal supervision of all memorial arrangements, arrangements for floral tributes, consultation with family and clergy, and other staff services as may be required.
This includes equipment and staff services for graveside services. Our services include accompaniment of remains to cemetery, supervision of graveside service and staff to attend.
(Transportation in excess of 50 miles will be subject to an additional $1.75 per mile, one way, per vehicle.)
An immediate burial includes transfer of remains to our funeral home from a point within a 50 mile radius, local transportation to cemetery, necessary authorizations, and services of a licensed funeral director and staff. Immediate burial means to go to the cemetery as soon as possible after the death has occurred. Embalming, viewing, ceremonies, rites, services and processions to the cemetery, etc. are NOT a part of immediate burial and you are not being charged for those services. The time of the burial will be at a convenient time to the funeral home.
Register Book, Programs, and Acknowledgment Cards
Using your photographs, your favorite music, and your memories, Life Stories produces a customized DVD that highlights special moments, personality, and the special qualities of a precious life.