Arranging a Funeral
Funeral planning is a difficult process involving emotional stress, financial decision making and uncertainty. Without some guidance, the options and information surrounding funerals an arrangement planning can seem overwhelming at an already complicate time. Give us a call and we can provide assistance with arranging a funeral.
The advantage of choosing a traditional funeral is that it’s easiest to arrange, as it follows a pattern so families know what to expect. There are a lot of organisations and retailers who are able to help the bereaved through the planning of such an event. A traditional funeral makes many of your choices easier because there’s established etiquette for the different stages of the ceremony. However, a traditional funeral is generally on elf the most expensive kinds of funeral. Funeral homes benefit greatly when people follow tradition.
If you have currently suffered loss and not sure where to begin, Unity Funeral Home can help you every step of the way in the funeral planning process. We have several resources available on this website to help you, and we are only a phone call away.
Cremation is the process of reducing the body to bone fragments through the application of intense heat. This usually takes from two to three hours and occurs in a special type of furnace, known as cremation chamber or retort. The remaining fragments are then process into a finer substance and placed in a temporary container. Before the remains are returns to a family, they are usually transferred to an urn for permanent containment.
Complete arrangements and funeral directing:
- Meet with family to secure vital statistics, obituary information, complete cost agreement, select casket (or urn in the case of cremation), etc.
- Coordinate with clergy, coroner, fraternal organizations, civic associations, lodges, transportation, hairdresser and cemetery, crematory, or vault company.
- File Death Certificate, obtain a Burial Permit
- Receive, arrange and care for all floral tributes and remove flower cards for the family.
- Complete all state and federal forms required by law in addition to cemetery or crematory and social security forms.
Preparation and care of the deceased: embalming, shampooing and shaving, dressing and casketing, applying cosmetics, hairdressing and special restorations.
Use of Facilities Fees
Operations: these costs relate to facilities, maintenance, utilities, insurance, parking and supplies
Equipment: this charge is for arrangements, visitation, funeral day service
Preparation: this charge is for embalming, cosmetics, dressing, casketing and supplies.
- Casket, vault, choice of clothing, memorial book and acknowledgement cards, bible, crosses, mass cards
- We provide a full service of a hearse and limousines for the family.
- Call for pricing information.
A funeral represents a purposeful opportunity to reflect on the meaning of a life that has been lived and to determine the impact of that meaning for the family and friends. There is no single proper funeral service. It is a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and the ones you love are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine its significance for you. As you participate in the planning of the funeral service, you help create a meaningful experience for everyone
The categories that follow contain some of the different services and merchandise that can help you create a meaningful tribute. Selections can be made in advance, or in time of need. We are available to answer questions, make suggestions and carry out your wishes.
Did You Know?
Most individuals never share their funeral or burial wishes with their family members. We can give you forms and instructions on how to communicate this information, sparing relatives from difficult decisions which have to be made quickly under stressful conditions.
The average cost of a "traditional" funeral in the U.S. is now over $6,000. We ensure that typically purchase simpler services for a fraction of the cost.
Embalming and fancy caskets are not required for cremation or burial. We help you avoid unnecessary procedures and expenses by pre-planning.
Your safe deposit box is a poor place to store your funeral instructions. We can help you before the time of death.
When a body is not displayed, memorial services can be held almost anywhere.
What we offer
At Unity Funeral Home, we believe that economical service and quality care are business essentials to all families who place their trust in us. As a family owned business, we pride ourselves on providing quality products and dignified services (traditional or cremation) at an affordable cost. We understand the emotional and financial burdens can be overwhelming, and our goal is to alleviate as much stress as possible during this difficult time. Learn how we provide families with honest and comprehensive answers during the process of planning funeral arrangements. Call us today to receive a free consultation. We have your best interests at heart.