Planning a Memorial Service

  • What Can Cremation Services Do For Families?

    12 August 2021

    When people pass away, they leave behind remains, which must be taken care of by a mortuary. Human remains can be embalmed, buried, cremated, or any combination of these things. Cremation is a popular option for many reasons, and many families find that it's the right choice for them. Here are four things that cremation services allow families to do: 1. Take advantage of inexpensive funeral services. Cost is usually one deciding factor when it comes to choosing funeral services.

  • 2 Things To Do When Trying To Get The Perfect Grave Monument Or Marker

    28 May 2021

    When you are trying to decide what kind of marker you want to put on your loved one's grave, there are many choices out there. There are also rules that each cemetery has put into place about what kinds of markers or monuments you can use on your loved one's grave. Spending some time looking into those rules and looking at all the choices out there can help you find the marker that will be perfect for your loved one.

  • Donating Your Body To Science And Cremation

    26 February 2021

    There are several options available when you consider what will happen to your body after you die. There, of course, are traditional burial and cremation options. However, with these options come two more options. You can also have your organs donated as part of an organ donor program, or you can have your body donated to science. The question many have is if your body will be returned for traditional burial or not.

  • Practical Funeral Home Services To Use For A Graveside Arrangement

    30 November 2020

    A traditional viewing and funeral can cost more time and money than you care to spend on your final arrangements. For the sake of brevity and your estate, you may prefer to have a graveside service.  However, a graveside funeral still requires you to incorporate a number of practical elements into it. You can use professional funeral home services to ensure that your final arrangements are planned and held according to your specifications.

  • Options for Hosting a Loved One's Funeral When They Are Being Cremated

    11 August 2020

    If you are in the midst of handling funeral arrangements for a loved one who is being cremated, you might be looking for some advice. If you are like many people, you might not have been to many funerals for people who were cremated, and you might have never planned one of these funerals. As is the case when someone is being traditionally buried, you do have a few choices.

  • Top Reasons For Choosing Cremation For Your Loved One

    18 December 2019

    One of the hardest things for any family to face is the loss of a friend or family member. This can be a very challenging time and it will take a long time to grieve properly. However, it's necessary to make the right burial arrangements for this individual. Selecting cremation is an ideal way to do so. There are many reasons why you'll want to select this method and knowing why it may be beneficial.

  • Common Questions About Moral Support And Funeral Planning

    16 August 2019

    Most individuals understand how important it is to make plans for their funeral in advance, but many people do not do so. The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) says that only 21.4 percent of people surveyed in America actually have gone through the process of planning their own funerals. People tend to put off things that make them uncomfortable, and even though planning a funeral is a straightforward process, it can bring about some undesirable emotions.

  • When Death Is Unexpected: 3 Situations That Suggest Cremation as the Most Caring Choice

    13 May 2019

     Deaths that come at the end of a long life or an extended illness are always sad. Conversely, however, they may actually be easier for those left behind to accept and deal with. Unfortunately, deaths that occur without warning always make up a significant portion of the death statistics. Whether caused by vehicle or other types of accidents, drug overdoses, suicides, an act of violence, or an unexpected illness, these are the deaths that often place increased levels of stress on grieving family members and loved ones simply because of their unexpected nature.

  • Are You Planning Your Own Funeral?

    8 November 2018

    You have probably considered the fact that planning your own funeral has many benefits. For one thing, you will be removing that burden from loved ones who are left behind. Another good reason to plan your own funeral is that you can select every part of the funeral service with the realization that it will be something to your liking. From selecting the music and the speakers for your funeral service to selecting your burial site, here are some ideas that might help you.

  • Are You Planning Your Own Cremation Service?

    24 September 2018

    Have you decided that you want to plan your own cremation funeral service? Perhaps you're not even sick or even old, but you have recently attended a funeral that made you think of the time of your own passing. No matter your age, planning your own funeral service might be one of the most thoughtful things you will ever do in your lifetime. Have you thought about how that will help the ones you leave behind?