Frequently Asked Questions

What is a funeral?
What type of service should I have?
Can I personalize my funeral service?
Why should we have a public viewing?
Why do we need an obituary notice?
What do funeral directors do?
What should I do if the death occurs in the middle of the night or on the weekend?
What should I do if a death occurs while away from home?
What is the purpose of embalming?
Is embalming mandatory by law?
Is cremation a substitute for a funeral?
Can I have a visitation period and a funeral service if cremation is chosen?
Is cremation as a means of disposition increasing?
Is it possible to have a traditional funeral if someone dies of AIDS?
How much does a funeral cost?
Has this cost increased significantly?
Why are funerals so expensive?
What recourse does a consumer have for poor service or overcharging?
Who pays for funerals for the indigent?
Are cemeteries running out of space?
What is Perpetual Care?
Can the vault be personalized?
Are there vaults for cremated remains?
Can two cremations be performed at once?
Can the family witness the cremation?
Does a body have to be embalmed before it is buried?
Must I purchase a burial vault?
What are the advantages of a mausoleum burial?
What is a columbarium?