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- Removal and transferring the deceased from place of death to funeral home.
- Professional care of the deceased, which may include sanitary washing, embalming preparation, restorative art, dressing, hairdressing, casketing and cosmetology.
- Conduct a complete consultation with family members to gather necessary information and discuss specific arrangements for a funeral.
- File all certificates, permits, affidavits, and authorizations, as may be required.
- Acquire a requested amount of certified copies of the death certificate needed to settle the estate of the deceased.
- Compile an obituary and place in newspapers of a family's choice.
- Make arrangements with a family's choice of clergy person, church, music, etc.
- Make arrangements with cemetery, crematory, or other place of disposition.
- The providing of a register book, prayer cards, funeral folders, and acknowledgements, as requested by a family.
- Offer the assistance of notifying relatives and friends.
- Arrange for clergy honorariums, music, flowers, death certificates, obituaries, additional transportation, etc.
- Care and arrangement of floral pieces and the post funeral distribution as directed by a family.
- Arrange for pallbearers, automobiles, and special services (fraternal or military) as requested by a family
- Care and preservation of all floral cards, mass cards, or other memorial contributions presented to the funeral home.
- Your funeral director, with his/her staff personnel, will direct the funeral in a most professional manner, and be in complete charge of the funeral procession to the cemetery or other place of disposition.
- Assist a family with social security, veterans insurance, and other death-related claims.
A post funeral meeting, by the funeral director, with a family, to deliver such things as the register book, memorial folders, flower cards, to ascertain whether or not he/she can be of further assistance, and to let them know the funeral home will be checking in on them from time to time.
It's important to recognize that funerals and memorial ceremonies are for the living ... for those who are affected by the loss of a loved one. It is through the funeral process that a number of emotional needs are met for those who grieve. A funeral is similar to other ceremonies in our lives. Like a graduation ceremony, a wedding, a baptism, and a bar mitzvah, a funeral is a rite of passage by which we recognize an important event that distinguishes our lives.
The funeral can and does take on many varied forms. Funerals can last from minutes to months and are usually influenced by the lifestyle and values of the bereaved family and friends. It gives friends and associates an opportunity to offer their tributes in the way of flowers or memorials to churches or organizations.
Generally, a member of the clergy or other person chosen by the family conducts a service of remembrance. We encourage the active participation of the family in helping plan this part of the service. Many times family members take part by giving a reading, singing or assisting the clergy.
The funeral declares that a death has occurred. It celebrates the life that has been lived, and offers family and friends the opportunity to pay tribute to their loved one. The gathering of family and friends for a time of sharing and funeral service helps to provide emotional support so needed at this time. This will help those who grieve to face the reality of death and consequently, to take the first step toward a healthy emotional adjustment.
SERVICES THAT WE OFFER
- Traditional funeral service packages with prior day or same day visitation
- Graveside funeral service packages with prior day or same day visitation
- Basic economical burial services
- Receiving services for the remains when death occurs at a distance
- Forwarding services for the remains to other communities
- Traditional funeral services with viewing prior to cremation
- Direct cremation services with a memorial service, visitation, and/or a committal service
- Direct cremation without ceremony
- Anatomical donation with or without memorial services
- Specially designed celebration of life services
- Extensive selection of caskets, many with special personalization features
- Choices provided in specially designed cremation containers caskets
- Extensive selection of outer burial containers for the cemetery
- Choices provided in service folder designs
- Flag cases, crosses, crucifixes, memorial jewelry, and memorial plaques
- Selection of cremation urns and urn vaults, many with special personalization features
- Extensive selection of men's and women's garments
- Outdoor garden memorial/remembrance items
- Selection of monuments or markers for cemetery
The traditional funeral service may be the following:
- Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
- Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
- Professional support and administrative staff assistance
- Use of visitation rooms
- Use of the chapel for the service
- Funeral service at another facility
- Funeral coach/hearse
- Flower/Utility car
- Register and food books
- Acknowledgment cards
- Memorial folders or prayer cards
- Permanent or temporary markers
Non-Traditional Burial, Entombment or Cremation. For this type of funeral service, you select the services and merchandise from several itemized options.
Cremation With Funeral is a full service without interment. At the end of the service, instead of having a procession to the cemetery the family returns home and the funeral director makes arrangements for the loved one's transition to the crematory.
Memorial Service is the same as a traditional service, except the body is not present for the visitation or the funeral. A private family viewing may be arranged prior to the disposition and memorial service of the loved one.
Traditional Ship-out allows you to select the type of services and merchandise for local arrangements and then the remains are shipped out of town for final services.
Graveside Service is designed for those who want a ground burial or interment of the loved one with a service only at the cemetery. Itemized options may be selected at the family's discretion.
Limited Family Viewing with Ship-out is designed for those who want a private family viewing, but no other visitation prior to shipment of the casketed remains. Itemized options are also available to the family.
Ship-in Services are for those who want remains shipped to McNett Funeral Home for final services. Itemized options are available.
Direct Burial is a service for those who want only a ground burial, without visitation or services. This service is provided at the convenience of the funeral home and cemetery. Itemized options are available.
Direct Ship-out is when there is to be no local service and the remains are to be shipped to a funeral home out of town.