Whether you experience a sudden death in the family, or you have had a chance to be more prepared for your loss, our compassionate staff will help you get through this period with understanding, respect, and dignity. We offer funeral planning with personalized service options. These personalized options may include the placement of individual items in the area (quilts, guitar, fishing tackle, golf clubs, memorabilia, etc). Personalized memorial folder, booklets & video tributes are available as well.
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, Inc. can accommodate both traditional and non-traditional funeral services. We offer a range of services, including chapel or church services, graveside, and memorial services. Every funeral service is customized according to your loved one's final wishes, and the family's desires.
We realize that each family’s needs are different, and we are able to cater to your requests. You are given the option of picking out the casket and the location of the services, among other arrangement details.
Our funeral home handles everything for you, from preparing necessary paperwork, such as processing vital statistics, preparing and placing obituaries, notifying the Social Security Administration, printing and preparing funeral programs, assisting with Life Insurance claim forms and preparing and conducting all funeral and burial services. For your convenience, a certified notary is on staff.
We have a wide selection of caskets, urns, and vaults. We are also able to ship the remains both domestically and internationally.
Contact our funeral home for compassionate assistance with your funeral arrangements.
The Graveside Service can be another selection. This many times would follow a time of visitation at the funeral home. The casketed remains would then be transferred to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take place followed by the burial.
Complete Cremation Service
The Complete Cremation Service is another type of selected offering. This service will be just like a Traditional Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a cremation casket (casket that is designed to be cremated) or even a rental casket may be used. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safe keeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains. Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods.
Immediate Cremation Service
The Immediate Cremation Service can be arranged as an immediate disposition of the body, but is most times followed by a memorial service at the church, funeral home or other location. A Memorial Service is one where the body is not present. We recommend that if you select an immediate cremation that you are allowed a time, if possible, to privately view the body as a family. If the viewing can be done in a matter of a few hours after the death, then embalming will not be necessary. If there is to be a long delay (more than 8-12 hours) then embalming would be encouraged. State laws vary as to when embalming becomes required. Viewing of the deceased is a very important step in acknowledging that the death has occurred. Having some type of service or ceremony is also a key ingredient to a healthy recovery of a loss due to a death.