Cremation pre-dates recorded history; in fact, evidence has shown its use as much as twenty thousand years ago. More recently, with the incorporation of additional services, it is becoming one of the more commonly utilized methods of disposition.
Just as each life is unique, so too should each funeral ceremony. The success of a cremation is directly connected to the supporting ceremonies, tributes or other services we offer to honor and enhance the memorial of those who have passed. Contrary to popular perception, the option of cremation does not limit the degree to which a funeral ceremony can be a personalized. At Whitfield Funeral Home we have a lovely chapel in which we offer an array of services including memorial and traditional services, viewing prior to cremation, scattering cremated remains in the Atlantic Ocean, and mementos which allow families to remember their cherished loved one. We want this occasion to convey the utmost respect. In addition to service-oriented options, we also offer a diverse selection of urns in a range of materials, colors and styles.
Cremation is a very common form of funeral service. Cremation offers several options from a Basic cremation with no services and no viewing, to Memorial Services with several options and Traditional Cremation with Rental Casket Viewing and Services.
For those wishing Urns, Whitfield Funeral Home has a Large selection to choose from. We can assist you with transferring the cremains back home (north) or with local inurnment in a cemetery.
Transfer Back Home
Transfer back home for burial or cremation services is often needed by many families wintering here. Our experience working with out of state funeral homes and airlines can make this process go smoothly. We can arrange for all scheduling, permits etc.