Regulations such as social distancing decrease the important opportunity of gathering together to share grief, memories, and sympathy. We believe that physical gathering restrictions do not have to inhibit the scheduling of a service. In this instance, we offer an option for the immediate family to gather for a private viewing or graveside, as they wish under regulations, with the opportunity to webcast the viewing and tribute online. The family may also wish to completely stream a tribute online without extra cost. Cultural and religious funeral rites and traditions will continue to be supported within legal means. Honoring a life should not be restricted by regulation, and we will work within guidelines to meet your needs.
Family and friends may want to consider delaying the scheduling of a service or burial of their loved one during these times of strict regulations. Oftentimes, family members live in multiple locations and desire to travel at a time that is convenient with everyone. Due to the fluidity of our country's regulations and an increased risk for exposure, traveling outside of the state or country may not be recommended at this time. Currently, National Cemeteries are not allowing for a graveside service or family to be present directly at the interment. Military Honors from each branch are also currently on hold at this time.
To ensure a gathering of all your friends and family, your loved one can remain in our care until a tribute is scheduled at a later date. There will not be an extra holding fee charged to the family when this option is selected.
The economy is also experiencing a major shift, and we understand that many of our families are facing job uncertainties and financial instability. In order to continue to honor your loved one's life and yet respect the current economical challenges, we offer complete customizable payment plans that are unique to your needs. Ingram, Smith & Turner is already confident that our prices are reasonable regarding the excellent care you will receive throughout your grief journey, and we want to continue to offer a meaningful experience no matter the current circumstances. Please contact our staff for more information on what we can offer.