Traditional Funeral Services defines the traditional burial. This process includes having
a visitation, a funeral service with the casket present, and a graveside following the
service. Many families appreciate the option to host the visitation the night before the
funeral service. The typical times for a visitation the night before are generally between
6:00 to 8:00 PM or 7:00 to 9:00 PM. This option offers flexibility especially for family
and friends that wish to participate but must work during the day.
Recently, many families have chosen to host the traditional funeral service in one day, with
the graveside taking place first, the funeral service second, and a visitation or reception
following the service. Families appreciate this option because it takes care of the
arrangements in one day as opposed to two days.
The traditional funeral service usually includes memorial folders, acknowledgement cards,
flowers on the casket or in the service, and composing an obituary. The earth burial also
requires a cemetery plot that usually includes additional costs, such as fees for opening
and closing the grave and monuments or makers. Salem Funerals & Cremations can assist with
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