The death of a loved one can come unexpectedly. In the blink of an eye, you may suddenly carry the responsibility of honoring your loved one and managing the funeral services. You already feel overwhelmed with grief – you shouldn’t have to feel stressed from the planning process too.
At Ingram, Smith & Turner, we understand the weight that funeral planning can bring. To help lighten your load and ease your burden, we provide thoughtful memorials and meaningful ceremonies. As the oldest and one of the most prominent funeral homes in the community, we have the facilities and experience to properly honor your loved one.
Remembrance services play a key role in the grieving process whether as a funeral service, memorial service, graveside service, or family gathering. Although planning the event seems intimidating now, you may wish you hadn’t hurried through this important step later. Let the team at Ingram, Smith & Turner guide you. We will work with you to make the gathering personal through life tribute videos, custom program cards, flowers, and receptions. We will help you select an appropriate setting and style to suit your family's needs and your loved one's memory.
A funeral service is a special time for family and friends to comfort one another, begin to find healing and celebrate a life well lived. Whether you choose burial or cremation, you can hold a funeral service to honor your loved one. We are happy to provide a traditional funeral or something completely unique. Many cultures and religions have special funeral traditions and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. This is a moment for you and your family and we are honored to help you in any way that we can.
Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place or at your home.
A casket burial is a traditional service and there are many options you can choose from. We can provide an immediate burial without a public service; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at our funeral home, church or private home and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects.
Cremation has become a popular option for many people because it can be more flexible as to where and when you hold a service. You can have a traditional funeral service before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. You can keep the urn, scatter the ashes or have the urn buried in a grave or columbarium where we can hold a service. Whether you choose burial or cremation, we’re here to offer you a meaningful ceremony.
The caring staff at Ingram, Smith & Turner will answer any questions you may have, and we will help to complete any necessary paperwork and forms. We will be with you each step of the way and can accommodate to any time or location preference. The remembering, reflecting, and choices that take place in the planning and conducting of the funeral service are often an important part of the process of grief and mourning. And ultimately, this process contemplation and discovery creates a memorable and moving funeral experience for all who attend.