- About Us
- General Information
- When Death Occurs
- Our Services
Whether you experience a sudden death in the family, or you have had a chance to be more prepared for your loss, our compassionate team will help you get through this period with understanding, respect, and dignity. We offer funeral planning with personalized service options.
Community Funeral Care, Carmichael Chapel can accommodate both traditional and non-traditional funeral services. We offer a range of services, including chapel or church services, graveside, and memorial services. Every funeral service is customized according to your loved one's final wishes, and the family's desires.
We realize that each family's needs are different, and we are able to cater to your requests. You are given the option of picking out the casket and the location of the services, among other arrangement details.
Our funeral home handles everything for you, from preparing necessary paperwork, such as processing vital statistics, preparing and placing obituaries, notifying the Social Security Administration, printing and preparing funeral programs, and preparing and conducting all funeral and burial services. For your convenience, a certified notary is on staff.
We are able to prepare the body for burial with embalming, dressing, and cosmetology services. We have a wide selection of caskets, urns, and vaults. We are also able to ship the remains both domestically and internationally.
Contact our funeral home for compassionate assistance with your funeral arrangements.
Traditionally,the funeral will be a Complete Funeral Service. This includes a family orpublic viewing of the deceased. Following this will be a service, typically in thechurch or at the funeral home. This would be followed by the earth or aboveground burial of the casketed remains. Caskets selected may cost from severalhundred dollars to several thousands of dollars depending on the material thecasket is constructed of. Many cemeteries require that a minimum grave liner beused to encase the casket when earth buried. These minimum liners areconstructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth,maintaining the cemetery property. A sealed vault may also be used. The vaultsare also constructed of concrete and are designed to not only protect thegravesite, but are manufactured with inner liners that not only restrict theentrance of graveside elements (water and earth) but increase the strength of thevault.
TheGraveside Service can be another selection. This many times would follow a timeof visitation at the funeral home. The casketed remains would then betransferred to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take placefollowed by the burial.
TheComplete Cremation Service is another type of selected offering. This servicewill be just like a Complete Funeral Service except cremation will followinstead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of acremation casket (casket that is designed to be cremated) or even a rentalcasket may be used. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventualcremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returnedto the family for safe keeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains.Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, orconstructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-preciousmetals, ceramics, and woods.
TheImmediate Cremation Service can be arranged as an immediate disposition of thebody, but is most times followed by a memorial service at the church, funeralhome or other location. A Memorial Service is one where the body is notpresent. We recommend that if you select an immediate cremation that you areallowed a time, if possible, to privately view the body as a family. If theviewing can be done in a matter of a few hours after the death, then embalmingwill not be necessary. If there is to be a long delay (more than 8-12 hours)then embalming would be encouraged. State laws vary as to when embalmingbecomes required. Viewing of the deceased is a very important step inacknowledging that the death has occurred. Having some type of service orceremony is also a key ingredient to a healthy recovery of a loss due to adeath.