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Traditional Service

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. 

Carmichael Funeral Service, Inc. 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.

Complete Funeral Service

Traditionally, the funeral will be a Complete Funeral Service. This includes a family or public viewing of the deceased. Following this will be a service, typically in the church or at the funeral home. This would be followed by the earth or above ground burial of the casketed remains. Caskets selected may cost from several hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars depending on the material the casket is constructed of. Many cemeteries require that a minimum grave liner be used to encase the casket when earth buried. These minimum liners are constructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth, maintaining the cemetery property. A sealed vault may also be used. The vaults are also constructed of concrete and are designed to not only protect the gravesite, but are manufactured with inner liners that not only restrict the entrance of graveside elements (water and earth) but increase the strength of the vault.

Graveside Service

The Graveside Service can be another selection. This many times would follow a time of visitation at the funeral home. The casketed remains would then be transferred to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take place followed by the burial.

Complete Cremation Service

The Complete Cremation Service is another type of selected offering. This service will be just like a Complete Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a cremation casket (casket that is designed to be cremated) or even a rental casket may be used. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to 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, or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods.

Immediate Cremation Service

The Immediate Cremation Service can be arranged as an immediate disposition of the body, but is most times followed by a memorial service at the church, funeral home or other location. A Memorial Service is one where the body is not present. We recommend that if you select an immediate cremation that you are allowed a time, if possible, to privately view the body as a family. If the viewing can be done in a matter of a few hours after the death, then embalming will 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 embalming becomes required. Viewing of the deceased is a very important step in acknowledging that the death has occurred. Having some type of service or ceremony is also a key ingredient to a healthy recovery of a loss due to a death.

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