With this option, there is no embalming or public viewing. The body is cremated shortly after death. The remains are returned to the family for scattering, burial or safekeeping.
Some families prefer to have a memorial service after direct cremation. There is no embalming or public viewing. A memorial service may be held in our chapel or other locations. Sometimes, families wish to arrange a time of visitation preceding the memorial service to provide the opportunity for friends to come together, to remember the deceased, and to offer condolences.
Many prefer a traditional funeral service but choose cremation over burial. With this option, the deceased is embalmed and placed in a rental casket for the visitation and funeral service, whether in our gracious facilities or elsewhere. Cremation follows the services instead of traditional burial.
Some families prefer to change this option slightly. Cremation may occur after a time of visitation. Memorial services are scheduled later without the body present.
Cremated remains are placed in a temporary container. We offer a large selection of cremation urns. Please note the wide range of prices, materials and characteristics.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home takes great pride in earning your trust. If you have ideas for arrangements that are not described above, we will make every effort to accommodate them. Please feel free to call with your questions.