Cremation is simply an alternative to earth burial or entombment for your loved one's final disposition. Cremation offers you the same services as a traditional burial; in fact, cremation often follows a traditional funeral service. C.B. Taylor Funeral Home can help you with every aspect of cremation. Let us assist you in your time of need and arrange any and every detail in you or your loved one's final resting place. Please contact us for additional information.
What do funeral directors do?
In most states, family members may bury their own dead, although regulations do vary. That being said, most people find it very trying to arrange and handle the legal matters involved when a loved one dies. In this capacity, Funeral Directors serve as caregivers and administrators. They make arrangements for transportation of your loved one, complete all the necessary paperwork, and make sure that the choices made by you or your loved one with regards to funeral service are implemented.
What is the purpose of a funeral?
For thousands of years, funerals have allowed survivors to express their feelings about the death of someone they love. According to noted grief educator Alan Wolfelt, the funeral ceremony helps mourners:
- Acknowledge someone has died
- Say good-bye
- Remember the person who died and encourages us to share those memories with others
- Affirm the worth of their relationship with the person who died
- Provide a social support system
- Search for the meaning of life and death
- Offer continuity and hope for the living
Why have a public viewing?
Viewing is part of many cultural and ethnic traditions. Many grief specialists report that viewing aids the grief process by helping the bereaved recognize the reality of death.
What will make the loss of a loved one easier?
Sharing your grief with friends and family members is important in the healing process. The best way to begin the healing process is with a meaningful funeral, where you experience the support of others whom also share your loss. Participating in the funeral as fully as possible by planning a service that is personal and reflects your loved one's life as well as sharing memories, will help you feel that you celebrated your loved one's life and ease your grief.
Where may I receive additional information concerning grief recovery?
Our funeral home assumes a leadership role in providing material to those wishing information on grief resolution. Call us, we can help. We also offer a monthly grief support group and have a full-time grief counselor available on an individual basis.
How can I create a unique and meaningful service?
We understand the importance of personalization and have created a variety of unique ways to add special personal touches to the service and visitation. The options available for personalization of services are virtually limitless, and we will be happy to help you create services that truly reflect the life of your loved one.
What is the purpose of a vault?
Outer burial containers enclose the casket and support the weight of the earth. Many are also designed to prevent water from entering the casket. Although no law requires that a burial vault be used, some cemeteries may require some kind of outer enclosure.
What should I do if death occurs away from home?
If the death occurs out of state, you should contact us at one of our two locations. We can coordinate with local funeral directors at the place of death. As a member of several professional organizations, we can help you.
We understand that you may have additional questions; we encourage you to contact us should you like more information regarding our services. Please feel free to contact us at one of our two locations for additional information, or you may reach us via e-mail at email@example.com.