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Funeral and Memorial Services--A Complete Online Directory

 

This section serves as an index and information center for the services that are available for funerals and memorial services, such as embalming (including what the FTC has to say), funerals versus memorial services, and preservative products and processes.

Funeral or Memorial Service--The Right Option for You
Hold a traditional funeral like our parents and grandparents did? Should we go for the whole ritual with the casket open and viewed by mourners? Or is it time to consider a more modern and innovative way to pay our last respects? (full article)

 

  Funerals--What You Need to Know
When a person dies, we acknowledge his or her passing by holding a funeral, which is the traditional way in this country to honor and pay last respects to a dear departed. (full article)

High Tech Solutions for Grieving Families
Grieving made easy. It's true. With the touch of the keyboard and a 36-inch computer monitor, families who have just lost a loved one can choose a casket and make funeral arrangements. (full article)


  The Facts about Memorial Services
Much like a funeral, a memorial service celebrates the life of the deceased. The only difference is that there is no body present. Memorials are often held in a church, a fraternal hall or any place appropriate (full article)

Direct Burial
The body is buried shortly after death, usually in a simple container. No viewing or visitation is involved, so no embalming is necessary. (full article)

 

 

Direct Cremation
The body is cremated shortly after death, without embalming. The cremated remains are placed in an urn or other container. No viewing or visitation is involved. (full article)

Facts on Embalming
Embalming is the mortuary custom of preserving bodies after death. As far back as the ancient Egyptians, people have used oils, herbs and special body preparations to help preserve the bodies of their dead. (full article)

 

  Embalming and the Federal Trade Commission
Learn what the Federal Trade Commission requires funeral service providers to tell consumers about embalming. (full article)

Preservative Products and Processes
As far back as the ancient Egyptians, people have used oils, herbs and special body preparations to help preserve the bodies of their dead. Yet, no process or products have been devised to preserve a body in the grave indefinitely. (full article)

 

 

 

 

 

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