We are prepared to offer your family the traditional funeral services that have been the normal progress over the years. Upstate Family Funeral Services has provided traditional funeral services to families from across the Region and Nation. The funeral home is responsible for removal of the deceased and transferring to the funeral home. Embalming of decease after receiving the approval of immediate family member in charge of the decease. In the case that the decease is located out of the Upstate region additional arrangement will be required. After this step is complete the Funeral Director makes arrangements to meet with the family. During the meeting with the family the director will assist in planning the funeral service. Family's traditionally select a casket & burial vault. Discuss the appropriate burial clothes. Design and layout the funeral service program, including calling ministers and friends to participate on the program. Work out the location of the funeral services. Arrange the family's transportation to the service. During the process family's are able to discuss the funeral expense and make needed adjustments.
We offer a wide variety of caskets and burial vaults. During your meeting with or funeral director, we are able to provide a Casket and Vault that meets the design and requirements of your family.
The funeral home staff will assist in directing your family in the selection of floral arrangements. Typically the family is responsible for the cost of the Casket Spray which a symbol of the family connection to the deceased
During the meeting with the funeral director, family's have the ability to select the funeral program that best represent the celebration of their love one's life. We have a variety of designs and can cater to your specific needs
We are pleased to offer our spacious family cars to transport your family to and from your selected location
We can work to accommodate graveside funeral service and provide assistants in developing a program to cater your needs.
Ask us about the Dove Release
Gather the Deceased Information
You will need to provide the funeral director with vital information about the deceased. Parent's names including middle initials, also the social security number, date of birth, place of birth of the deceased, names of children, military if it applies, their place of work (Name and address) and occupation of the deceased. This information is used for the death certificate.
Notify the Family's Minister or Spiritual Leader
A religious leader often plays a role in helping family's during times of bereavement. They may conduct the funeral service and lean support during the planning process.
Notify close relatives and friends.
Often times the planning of a funeral service is very difficult and takes a lot of time. Make sure to notify close relatives and friends about the passing of the deceased. Some family members may need time to travel and notify employers.
Make arrangements for the official family gathering location
People will want to know were the family is excepting guest before and after the funeral service.
Writing the obituary
Information is need for the newspaper and funeral program. Gather as much information as possible about the deceased. The obituary is more than timeline of the person birth and death. Its is the person life story. Included were they went to school, church information, career information, place of interest and what made them special.
Determining the Place for the Service and Burial
Gathering the burial clothes
Identify the official family members that will ride in family cars
Determine the family members in the funeral processional
Discuss who will be responsible for funeral expenses for billing purposes
If there is an executor for the estate of the deceased, this person usually handles this responsibility, but it is entirely up to the family to determine who should handle this responsibility. Often families will divide this responsibility between several family members. In many cases the deceased has will have an insurance policy to pay for the services.