A traditional funeral service includes a viewing or visitation, a formal funeral service (at the funeral home, local church or location of your choice) and the necessary automotive equipment, such as a hearse to transport the deceased to the funeral site and cemetery. A traditional service often consists of a full day viewing with a funeral service on the following day.
Another choice would allow for a two hour visitation prior to the funeral service. Many families also purchase items such as a memorial register book, memorial folders and acknowledgement cards for the service. Floral tributes are often displayed and you are encouraged to bring in photographs and other memorabilia to personalize the service.
A graveside service is held at the burial site. This service may be limited to the immediate family or open to the public. After the service, there are many options for a memorial service. Many families use a church, the home of a close friend or family member or location of your choice.
A memorial service is conducted without the body present and can vary in ceremony and procedures. It can be held at the funeral home or at a location of your choice.
Ways to Personalize
We provide a wide variety of choices that will help fulfill a family's wishes, from a traditional funeral to a personalized service that celebrates a loved one’s hobbies and interests.
The following are ideas that you may use to personalize a service:
Displays of personal memorabilia
The writing of personal notes by family and friends during the service
Service folders & registry books that reflect personal style and interests