Funeral Ceremonies

Sometimes the thought of planning a funeral seems too difficult for those who've suffered a loss. We're here to help lighten your burden and remind you of the true value a ceremony can hold for you and your family

Memorial Ceremonies

Dealing with loss can be incredibly difficult, but ceremonies play a vital role in the healing process. A funeral ceremony offers a supportive space for those grieving to start their journey toward closure, saying goodbye, and coming to terms with their loss. Coming together with loved ones enables sharing memories, offering condolences, and forming a lasting support network. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping you create a personalized ceremony that celebrates the unique life of your loved one, regardless of the setting, style, or direction you choose.

Burial Ceremony

There are different elements you can choose from when arranging a burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

Immediate Burial means that your loved one's physical remains will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.

Visitation (also called a "viewing", "wake" or "calling hours") allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one (in an open or closed casket) and gives everyone the opportunity to say goodbye and offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.

Funeral or Memorial Ceremonies can take place at a funeral home, in a church, or even at your home. This is a ceremony that serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral ceremony can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one. For more information on personalization, visit our page on Celebrating Life.

Graveside, Chapel, or Committal Ceremonies are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.

Cremation Services

One common misconception about cremation is that it can't be accompanied by a funeral ceremony or visitation. However, this is not the case. When you choose cremation, you can still honor your loved one with a meaningful memorial ceremony. In fact, we encourage you to explore various options to celebrate their life. You can opt for a final viewing before cremation, allowing friends and family to say goodbye. Additionally, you can choose to hold a formal ceremony either before or after the cremation. Following the cremation, there are numerous options for the final disposition of your loved one's remains, including:

Interment means that you'll bury or entomb your loved one's cremains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.

Graveside Ceremonies are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.

Scattering allows you to spread your loved one's cremains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremains and retain the rest in an urn for internment or another form of disposition.

Placing cremains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one's final resting place in a nearby location.

Live Streaming Ceremonies McCorkle Funeral Home provides a Live Streaming Service for all Ceremonies. This will provide a private link for your family, Church, and friends. The Live Stream is recorded and posted to our Gather App that will be available for you and the public for future viewing.

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