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Funeral homes can be a valuable resource for families dealing with the emotional repercussion of a loved one's passing. While this healing process is occurring, professionals can take care of all of the practical considerations to be undertaken in preparing a memorial service.

  • Obituary - The public notice of a person's death, which can be prepared and sent out to local media outlets by the funeral home rather than the family.
  • Visitation - A traditional part of memorial services, in which the friends and family of a dead person view the body in order to pay their respects, typically in the funeral home itself.
  • Cremate - Another service which can be performed by the funeral home, this process comprises reducing the body to ash, typically either to be scattered or stored in a small urn.
  • Embalming - A means for keeping a dead person's body in a presentable condition, funeral home professionals should be prepared for embalming in the frequent instance of a delay between the death and the funeral.
  • Prearrangement - The option of drawing up specifications for your own memorial service with a funeral home while you are still alive.
  • Restorative techniques - Required when the body is presented in an open casket, these create a lifelike appearance through embalming and makeup.
  • Direct burial - Interring a person without any funeral service beforehand.
  • Headstone - Also called the tombstone, placed roughly over the dead individual's head and bearing personal information and messages.
  • Veterans' cemeteries - Spaces set aside for the interment of fallen U.S. service members.
  • Transfer service - A company which can cremate or inter the deceased in caskets without being allowed to embalm or conduct funerals.
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    Fair Funeral Home
    432 Boone Rd, Eden, NC 27288
    Family-owned funeral home offering professional services for funeral arrangements, memorials and burials. We can plan traditional viewing and procession services and military honors. Tasteful caskets and cremation urns.
    (336) 623-2161
    Hanes Funeral Service
    460 S Driver St, Durham, NC 27703
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    (919) 598-9968
     
    User Review: "I'm a mortuary student and I was very impresed with the services provided to my former roomate/lodge brother during the..."
    Haywood Funeral Home Inc
    2415 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27603
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    (919) 832-2835
     
    User Review: "Haywood is the best funeral home anywhere. They are very helpful and polite and have time for you and the family. It is..." - mary (TN)
    Brown's Funeral Directors
    909 E Market St, Greensboro, NC 27401
    (336) 272-6109
    Hargett Funeral Service
    905 E Market St, Greensboro, NC 27401
    (336) 273-8293
    Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Homes
    515 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401
    (336) 272-5157
    Forbis & Dick Funeral Services
    1118 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401
    (336) 275-8408
    Woodard Funeral Home
    3200 N Ohenry Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27405
    (336) 621-3461
    Allen & Associates Mortuary Inc
    508 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405
    (336) 378-1440
    Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Homes
    1900 Vanstory St, Greensboro, NC 27403
    (336) 292-1081
    George Brothers Funeral Service
    803 Greenhaven Dr, Greensboro, NC 27406
    (336) 547-8000
    Forbis & Dick Funeral Services
    5926 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410
    (336) 299-9171
    Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Homes
    6000 High Point Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407
    (336) 854-9100
    Westminster Gardens Cemetery and Crematory
    3601 Whitehurst Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410
    (336) 288-7329
    Triad Cremation Society Inc
    2110 Veasley St, Greensboro, NC 27407
    (336) 294-5200


    While dealing with the death of a loved one, many people seek out burial or cremation services. Burial services can be found to be provided by funeral homes, however, they seldom actually cremate. They do handle embalming and may arrange for memorial services. They also transport the body and mourners to the cemetery or crematorium. They may also provide the headstone or monument and arrange for flowers. However, digging graves is generally the responsibility of the cemetery. Funeral homes also provide caskets, which come in various designs. Cheap wood caskets are often used for cremation, whilst for burial both wood and metal are common. Funeral homes often offer transportation services for the grieving family members of the deceased. They may have limousines to move the family and friends from the funeral home to the cemetery. A funeral director takes charge of the entire mortuary process. Often a full plan is put together including when and where funeral and burial services will happen. This funeral plan takes into consideration the preferences of the family and the deceased. Memorial services may be secular or religious. Often, the body is kept in a funeral parlor for viewing prior to cremation or burial. Many cultural traditions do not simply focus on death and grief, but are focused towards celebrating the life of the deceased. It is also very common for individuals to plan out their funerals long before they die. If a loved one requests to be embalmed or cremated, then a funeral director makes arrangements to fulfill those wishes. Funerals of veterans have their own traditions, often handled by specialty companies. This is particularly true when burial in a national cemetery is authorized.
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