Overview of Cremation Services
The number of people choosing cremation has increased significantly in the past few years, yet cremation carries a long tradition and remains largely unchanged. What is done before or after the cremation is up to the survivors, or up to you.
Contrary to what some people believe, Cremation does not limit choices, but, in fact, increases one’s options. It is a process which is performed in a respectful and dignified manner and can be memorialized in many ways.
Plan your Tribute
- Traditional viewing or visitation hours (with body present), followed by cremation
- Cremation followed by memorial visitation (without body) at the funeral home
- Cremation followed by a memorial service or life celebration at your church, our chapel or reception center.
- Private family goodbye, followed by cremation
- Cremation followed by burial or interment of cremains
- Simple cremation with no ceremony
What to Do With the Cremated Remains
Here are some common examples of funeral services chosen most often by the family’s we serve. These services can be held over multiple days or can be accomplished on the same day if desired. We can tailor any of these options to meet your individual needs.
• Viewing or visitation hours, followed by the funeral service at church
• Viewing or visitation hours, followed by the funeral service in the funeral home chapel
• Viewing or visitation hours, followed by the graveside ceremony
• Church or chapel service, followed by graveside ceremony
• Graveside service, followed by memorial services
• Graveside service with no viewing or visitation
Personalizing Your Experience Memorable Tribute Service
Memory Tables and Memory Collages
Life Tribute Memorial Videos
Memorial Webcasting and Taping of Services
Choosing a Cemetery
- Offer exclusive green burial sections
- Prohibit the use of urn vaults
- Dig graves by hand rather than using heavy equipment
- Often plant trees or shrubs in lieu of headstones
- Offer designated scattering areas