Ford-Stewart Funeral Home offers the time-honored choice of traditional burial. They offer several types of traditional burial services, which include church services, chapel services, or graveside services. With the unlimited options that are available to commemorate the life of the deceased, any service may be personalized to create a farewell ceremony that is meaningful and satisfying to all who participate.
Cremation is appealing because it's simple, affordable, and ecologically sensitive. In addition, cremation provides you with a greater variety of choices. Most religions permit you to choose cremation, including the Catholic Church. Some religions actually prefer cremation. If you have any questions, please consult your religious advisor.
Today, many states require the coroner or medical examiner to authorize each cremation. In fact, some states have specific minimum time limits that must elapse before the cremation. We can assure you that all state and county rules and regulations will be followed accordingly.
Any special mementos, such as jewelry, will be destroyed during the cremation process.; Anything you wish to keep should be removed before the deceased is transferred into our care. Other metals, such as prostheses, are removed after the cremation is complete and discarded in an irrecoverable manner. It is essential that pacemakers and other medical devices be removed prior to cremation. It's also important to notify your provider as the device may rupture when subjected to high temperature, which can be hazardous to crematory staff and equipment.
The most common method of transportation today is by air, Transportation by air is the fastest and the most economical manner of transportation. In most instances, a funeral can be held within 24 to 36 hours after the death has occurred.
If the remains are going out of state in the U.S. or anywhere for that matter one funeral home coordinates with the other and this fee is charged by the initial facility. Usually, it does include the embalming and preparation for transport.
This is the same service on the other end. The remains are being sent to this facility. It does not, nor does forwarding, cover any other services that would require use of staff for such things as visitation, memorial services, church transport, etc.