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Service Offerings

Service Offerings

Burial Services

  • Graveside Funeral: A graveside service is a funeral service held at the place of interment, which could be a grave or a mausoleum. A graveside service is often chosen when families are either not expecting or hoping for a significant crowd in attendance, or the family wants a simpler service.
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    Graveside Funeral:

    A graveside service is a funeral service held at the place of interment, which could be a grave or a mausoleum. A graveside service is often chosen when families are either not expecting or hoping for a significant crowd in attendance, or the family wants a simpler service. The service itself generally lasts 15 – 25 minutes. Traditionally, graveside services do not incorporate any music, but we do offer a portable sound system for those desiring music to be played. At the conclusion of the service, the family is invited to visit with those in attendance. We provide two staff members (a licensed funeral director and a funeral assistant) to conduct the service. For services that will require additional staff, other charges may apply. A graveside service requires the use of a hearse to transport the body to the cemetery and a service vehicle to transport flowers and equipment. Should the family request a procession to the cemetery, a lead car will also be required.

  • Church/Chapel Funeral: A church/chapel service is held at a church or another facility selected by the family and is accompanied by a procession to the place of burial, where a committal service is held.
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    Church/Chapel Funeral:

    A church/chapel service is held at a church or another facility selected by the family and is accompanied by a procession to the place of burial, where a committal service is held. This type of service generally lasts 35 – 45 minutes with an additional 5 – 15 minutes at the cemetery. Music is almost always an important aspect of a church or chapel service, with many families selecting 2 to 3 songs to be sung by a musician or played from a CD. At the conclusion of the committal service at the cemetery, the family is invited to visit with those in attendance, and many families elect to arrive early to the church or chapel to greet guests prior to the service as well. We provide three staff members (a licensed funeral director and two funeral assistants) to conduct the service. For services that will require additional staff, other charges may apply. A church/chapel funeral requires the use of a hearse to transport the body to the cemetery, a service vehicle to transport flowers and equipment and a lead car to lead the procession to the cemetery.

 


Cremation Services

  • Memorial Service: A memorial service is traditionally defined as a service without the body present and may be held in a church, chapel, or other location of the family’s choosing.
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    Memorial Service:

    A memorial service is traditionally defined as a service without the body present and may be held in a church, chapel, or other location of the family’s choosing. In lieu of a casket, a small table is often placed at the front of the chapel, and an urn, pictures, flowers, and other items may be displayed. There are occasions when families choosing cremation elect to have the body present for the service or visitation, and the cremation occurs once all services have been completed. This can certainly be done, but may require the body to be embalmed and will necessitate the use of a hearse to transport the body to and from the service location. As with a funeral service, music is often a big part of a memorial service and families are encouraged to select songs that have a special meaning to them. As a general rule, there is no committal following a memorial service, but there are times where families choose to bury cremated remains, place them in a niche, or scatter and want to invite others to participate in the committal of those remains. This can occur immediately following the service or at a later date and time. This may require additional vehicle and staffing needs. We provide two staff members (a funeral licensee and a funeral assistant) to conduct the service. For services that will require additional staff, other charges may apply. A memorial service requires the use of a service vehicle to transport staff, flowers, and equipment to the service location. A lead car will be required if the family requests a procession to the service location.

  • Graveside Memorial Service: A graveside memorial service is a service held at the location where the cremated remains are to be interred. This could be at a cemetery, mausoleum, or columbarium.
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    Graveside Memorial Service:

    A graveside memorial service is a service held at the location where the cremated remains are to be interred. This could be at a cemetery, mausoleum, or columbarium. These services typically last 15 to 20 minutes and can incorporate music at the family’s request. At the conclusion of the service, the family is invited to visit with those in attendance. We provide two staff members (a licensed funeral director and a funeral assistant) to conduct the service. For services that will require additional staff, other charges may apply. A graveside service requires the use of a service vehicle to transport flowers and equipment to the cemetery. Should the family request a procession to the cemetery, a lead car will also be required. Our charge for a graveside memorial service also includes graveside equipment for the service (table to place cremated remains, pictures, or flowers, artificial grass, and 24 chairs), but does not include a tent, as some situations do not require the use of a tent.

 


Viewing and Visitation Options

  • Identification Viewing: An identification viewing is an opportunity for 1 to 2 family members or friends to view a decedent for the purpose of confirming identification.
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    Identification Viewing:

    An identification viewing is an opportunity for 1 to 2 family members or friends to view a decedent for the purpose of confirming identification. This generally lasts a few minutes, though some may choose to spend more time with the body. All families are given the option and encouraged to have an identification viewing. All families choosing cremation will be required to identify the body prior to cremation.

  • Family Viewing: A family viewing is an opportunity for family members, and occasionally close friends, to have a private viewing of the body.
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    Family Viewing:

    A family viewing is an opportunity for family members, and occasionally close friends, to have a private viewing of the body. This generally lasts 45 minutes to an hour. If the decedent is to be available to be viewed later by the general public, this also gives the family an opportunity to inform our staff of any adjustments that may need to be made to the appearance. Embalming will be required for any viewing that is larger than a small family viewing.

  • Visitation: Many families elect for a time of visitation with friends and family. This may be done in conjunction with one of the services discussed above on the same day or the day/night before.
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    Visitation:

    Many families elect for a time of visitation with friends and family. This may be done in conjunction with one of the services discussed above on the same day or the day/night before. A time of visitation gives friends and relatives an opportunity to express their condolences, view the body (if present), and share stories and memories with each other. We encourage families to bring pictures and other memorabilia to display. Many families also elect to have a slideshow to play during the visitation. In our facility we have all equipment necessary to display a slideshow or memorial DVD and most churches do as well. Embalming is required if the body is present for the visitation.

Winterville Cremation and Funeral Services
113 W. Fire Tower Road Suite C, Winterville, NC
(252) 752-2103


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