The Funeral

  • Helps confirm the reality and finality of death
  • Provides a climate for mourning and the expression of grief
  • Allows the sorrows of one to become the sorrows of many
  • Is one of the few times love is given and not expected in return
  • Is a vehicle for the community to pay its respects
  • Encourages the affirmation of religious faith
  • Is a declaration that a life has been lived as well as a sociological statement that a death has occurred

Services Offered

Every life lived is unique and thus there are unique ways to honor each individual when they pass away.
There are many ways to create the appropriate memorialization for each individual:

Traditional Services include a visitation, funeral in the chapel or church and burial. It should be noted that embalming is not required by law. However, if an open-casket public visitation is desired, it is a policy of the funeral home that embalming is performed.

Graveside Services are services that take place at the place of burial. There are usually no services at the funeral home or church. There may or may not be a visitation prior to the graveside services.

Cremation Services can include various options. A visitation and funeral can also take place before the cremation. Some families opt for direct cremation, with no visitation or funeral service. A memorial service can be conducted after the cremation with or without the cremains present.

In addition to the above listed services that the professional staff of Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home provides to their families, they will also gladly assist with any and all of the following if needed -

  • Assistance with purchasing plots and opening and closing of graves
  • Assistance with the purchase of monuments and headstones
  • Assistance with florists, refreshments for the family during viewing times and after service dinners
  • Publicizing death announcements with various media
  • Assistance in finding a minister and/or musicians for funeral services
  • Assistance in finding services such as grief counseling and financial counseling