This type of funeral, often referred to by funeral providers as a traditional funeral, usually includes a viewing or visitation and formal funeral service, either in the funeral home or at a church or place of worship. This would be followed by earth or above ground burial of the casketed remains. Caskets may cost from several hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars depending on the material the casket is constructed of. Many cemeteries require that a minimum grave liner be used to encase the casket when earth burial is used. These minimum liners are constructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth, maintaining the cemetery property. A sealed vault may also be used. The vaults are also constructed of concrete and are designed to not only protect the gravesite, but are manufactured with inner liners that inhibit the entrance of graveside elements (water and earth) and increase the strength of the vault.
Today no two funerals are alike, and we pride ourselves in making sure that the service you decide on exceeds your expectations. A traditional service no longer needs to be a somber experience, and families often choose to remember the lives of their loved ones with DVD tribute videos and stories.