A loved one's passing often leaves us feeling adrift. While most elect to hold some type of memorial service, the breadth of options available can be overwhelming. We want to make it easier. We are here to help you create a service that befits the life of your loved one. This section contains useful information about funeral options, what to do when death occurs, information on writing an obituary, and recommended funeral etiquette.
Our goal is to assist families just like yours commemorate the closure of life in a way that is meaningful and positive for you. At that time, you should be comforted and advised carefully — never pressured — or taken advantage of so that the decisions you make are in the best interests of your family. We endeavor to assist you creating the memorable services of dignity and honor.
You can trust our expertise when it comes to the detail and memory picture of your loved one. We have found it to be of importance to not only have beautiful service but to most of all pay tribute and honor to the deceased in their final presentation. Miller & Hill has skillfully trained on staff fulltime Embalmers who pays utmost attention to form and detail.
Traditionally, a burial service involves a visitation and is followed by a funeral service. While the casket is typically present at both these events, it is your decision whether to have the casket open. You then have a number of options for interment. Decisions also need to be made on whether the body needs to be embalmed, what kind of casket to use, what cemetery to use and what to put on the gravestone.
Cremation is an increasingly popular option for many people, serving as an alternative to burial. Reasons for preferring cremation vary. Some religions request it, while other people consider it more environmentally conscious. Some may simply like the idea of cremation more. During cremation, the remains are placed in a special furnace and reduced to resemble coarse sand. Cremation is not an alternative to a funeral, but rather an alternative to burials or other forms of disposition.
Advanced planning for services before you actually need them is a selfless act to help your family avoid burdensome decisions at a time of grief. When you outline your final wishes, you do more than make sure your life will be celebrated the way you envision it—you also help alleviate future stress for those you love.