Traditional Funeral Services
Most families in our area choose to say their last goodbyes through a Traditional Funeral Service with family and friends. A traditional funeral service is when your loved one is present. It has been proven that viewing the embalmed body in a peaceful state makes it easier for family and friends to say goodbye and gain closure.
A Visitation is a time when family and friends are invited to view the deceased and pay their last respects. Private time is reserved for family before the public visitation. Floral arrangements, photographs, personal mementos and other special items are used to spark memories and pay honor to the life lived. Generally, visitations last for two to six hours the day before the funeral. Visitation usually continues up to the time of the service the day of the funeral. Our Family Reception Room offers a place to gather and spend time with those who have gathered to share in your loss. We provide complimentary coffee, tea and other light refreshments.
The Traditional Funeral Service is held in our funeral home, a church or special place chosen by the family. Funerals often consist of scripture readings, prayers, a eulogy, sometimes a sermon and music. The traditional funeral precedes the final interment of the body at the cemetery. Following a vehicle procession to the cemetery, the body is placed to rest.
The final placement of the body in an earthen grave is called Interment. Pall bearers transfer the casket from the funeral coach to the gravesite. Family and friends are led in remarks or prayers before final goodbyes are made.
Most families choose to have a Luncheon Reception after the services at the cemetery. This is an informal gathering where families greet those in attendance. These luncheon receptions are held at the church, community building or a restaurant. Meals can be catered to suit every taste and budget. The total cost of a funeral will vary depending the type of Funeral Merchandise selected.