A traditional service for burial, entombment or cremation, is usually the service of choice. At Gatling’s Chapel, Inc. we believe in the traditional funeral, because it best serves the needs of the family and friends. Each family is different, and not everyone would like the same type of funeral. Funeral practices are generally influenced by cultural and religious traditions, personal preferences and price. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be simple or elaborate, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be held. They also influence whether the body will be present at the funeral, if there will be a viewing or visitation, and if so, whether the casket will be open or closed, and whether the remains will be buried or cremated.
The traditional funeral service may include the following:
The traditional service is a meaningful expression for the family, and it gives friends and associates an opportunity to offer their tributes in the way of flowers or memorials to churches or organizations. Generally, a member of the clergy or other person is chosen by the family in helping plan this part of the service. Many times family members take part by giving a reading, singing a song, or helping out the clergy.