From Simple to Traditional Cremation Options
Cremation offers a variety of choices, from a simple gathering to an elaborate, traditional ceremony. No matter what you choose, we will create an experience that accurately expresses your vision for honoring this special life.
Cremation options range from basic direct cremation without visitation or services, to customized cremation services with visitation and a funeral or memorial service. The following is an overview of the different types of service choice available. Our counselors will help you explore the many options and details that make our cremation services a personal and lasting tribute.
- Traditional Cremation Service
The traditional cremation service may consist of variations from the classic religious ceremony to a contemporary gathering. A traditional cremation service may include a viewing or visitation, a formal service (at the funeral home, local church, or other venue), and any necessary transportation. Memorial register books, memorial folders, and acknowledgment cards may be desired, and floral tributes are often displayed. We encourage you to bring photographs and other memorabilia to further personalize the service.
- Memorial Service
A memorial service may be planned at the funeral home or at a location of your choice. Memorial registry books, service folders, flag cases, and personal memorabilia can be used to further personalize the memorial.
- Graveside Service
A graveside service or gathering is held at the burial site or columbarium where the cremated remains are interred. This can be arranged separately or in conjunction with a memorial service.
Our Family of Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services provides a wide variety of choices to fulfill your family’s wishes, creating a personalized cremation service that celebrates your loved one’s hobbies and interests. As with our funeral services, cremation options include:
- Video tributes
- Custom Timeless Portrait—see below
- Displays of personal memorabilia
- The reading of personal notes by family and friends during the service
- Service folders and registry books that reflect personal style and interests
- Music selections from our extensive library
- Live musicians
- Special customs particular to different faiths, ethnic groups, and fraternal organizations
- Event Broadcasts
- Family support benefits