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Personalized Custom Services

Memorial or Tribute Service 
At a memorial or tribute service, a casket or urn is sometimes present.  Otherwise similar to a funeral or visitation, a memorial service gives family and friends a time to come together in your memory and celebrate your legacy.

Graveside Service 
As its name implies, a graveside service may be held at the gravesite just prior to the burial of a casket or urn and usually consists of final remarks, prayers and/or memories.  The service may occur after or in place of a funeral service.

Regardless of the services you choose to include in your funeral plan, you can personalize them in almost any way imaginable. 



Consider the following questions: 

  • Where should your funeral be held?  At your place of worship?  At the funeral home?
  • Who should officiate at the service?
  • Will your service adhere to the traditions of your faith or culture?
  • Do you want a eulogy, and who should deliver it?
  • Would you like an open or closed casket? 
  • What music should be played?
  • What reading would you like to have read?
  • Is there a special poem you would like to be shared with the guests?
  • Are there any special photographs or other memorabilia you would like to have displayed?
  • Should the decor reflect a particular hobby or interest of yours, such as fishing, gardening or music?
  • Is there a particular emblem or engraving you want on your headstone or marker?
  • Should there be refreshments served or a more elaborate gathering held after the service?