Today there are many options in disposition and funerals. The
most traditional method of disposition is burial.
Below you will find several different options in burial.
Traditional Burial Service
Traditional burial includes an open or closed casket visitation at the
funeral home, a church or chapel service and burial at the cemetery.
Need a grave space??
We have a list of cemetery and mausoleum spaces
for sale in the local cemeteries. We provide you with
the list and you can contact the seller directly.
Did you know??
Texas law does not mandate embalming, except in
certain cases. But as a funeral home, we require
embalming for public viewing.
All funeral homes are required, by law, to provide you
with a "Facts about Funerals" brochure and a
general price list when you go into a funeral home to
inquire about prices, caskets, or terms of payment.
And, you can leave with them in hand. If a funeral
home tells you that you can not take the information
with you, they are breaking the law.
Direct burial is when we take a person directly from the funeral home
to the cemetery for burial. Direct burial does not include embalming or
a committal service. It does not include visitation or a church or chapel
service. Typically there is no family in attendance, just the funeral
director and cemetery personnel.
With more people looking towards an eco-friendly lifestyle, you hear
more and more talk about "green" burial. Even though we do not
have a green cemetery in this area of the state, you can still bury a
person in an eco-friendly manner.
For a green burial, you would not have the body embalmed, you
would choose either a wood casket, a cardboard container, or a
length of material to wrap the body in. BUT, because most of the local
cemeteries have their own rules and regulations, you may have to
bury the body in an outside container (a container that the
casket/body is put in to help keep the cemetery ground level)...the
most eco-friendly would be a concrete liner. It has two holes in the
bottom to allow for water to fill and drain from the container and it
has a flat lid that does not seal. This would allow the casket and/or
body to decompose naturally and return to the earth.
-This form of burial also does not allow for public viewing of the body.
A graveside funeral service includes an open or closed casket
visitation at the funeral home and a graveside committal service at the
cemetery. This can be a public service or a private service.