FEMA: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Healing Experiences

When we form a loving bond with someone, we have set ourselves up for the pain of grief when that bond is broken. The death of a loved one can be overwhelming and we are here to assist you through this time. No two people are alike,so their funeral shouldn’t be either. We are prepared to assist families from every walk of life to create a unique ceremony that reflects a life well lived. Franklin County Funeral Home is devoted to serving your family during all aspects of funeral service. Whether you are pre-planning in immediate need or care, you can trust your family is in good hands. When hearts are heavy we will assist your family by showing tender care and encouragement in carrying out your wishes and planning a personalized and memorable tribute to celebrate your loved one’s life. Whether traditional or unique, these tributes allow us to love, laugh and live well again giving a gentle touch to a sensitive moment in life the loss of a loved one. .

A Treasured Keepsake
Bringing home such a gift of love can make a memorial service truly memorable. Did your loved one have a gift for crafts or have a prized collection of vintage toys. Did your loved one like bubble gum? Or cotton candy? Pina Coladas or chocolate chip cookies? Why not add a fragrance oil to the table to remind people of a favorite thing of the deceased. Smell is our strongest sense. So, gather together a beloved collection, whether it be quilts, teddy bears, tea cups, or fishing lures; and share them with the guests during the visitation or after the ceremony to let everyone experience a bit of the memory, add in their favorite fragrance and you have created a memory that will leave those who are attending the service a memory they can keep forever.
Coming Home
There’s no place like home. Bringing family and friends together in a home or private garden focuses the emotions of comfort found in such a familiar setting. There may be no better place to say goodbye, because home is where the heart is.
A Last Ride
There’s often a special connection between a person and one of their possessions. Maybe it’s a favorite vehicle they saved for years to purchase. Maybe it’s the fire truck they served on; maybe it’s the motorcycle they loved to ride on weekends. It might even be the love of a fine horse or a lifestyle such as the old west. Bring that love to life, by including that special relationship in the services.
Comfort Hearts, Nourish Connections
Throughout their lives, they cared for those they loved with good food, lovingly prepared. Now, celebrate that love by sharing their favorites in a relaxed gathering. A chili or seafood feast? Maybe desserts were their specialty. Whatever it was, gather together and savor the memories.
The Value of Coming Together
No matter what the final method of disposition is, Burial or Cremation, the ability to come together as family and friends can be an important part of the healing process. Celebrate the life lived in a way that is meaningful to those involved and that represents the important things to your loved one.Even with a cremation, bringing family and friends together to share memories and to support one another can be done simply and elegantly. Offer everyone an opportunity to collectively begin the healing process. Cremation services can include viewing prior to the cremation or in some cases a direct cremation. Either way coming together as family and friends is a great way to remember someone special, share love and begin the healing process.
The Patriotic Tribute
Honoring the service of our veterans is an important part of the memorial services. This can be with the traditional 21 rifle salute, a flag presentation ceremony, a graveside ceremony, and even the playing of taps. No matter what you choose to include, such a service always shows your gratitude for their sacrifice and dedication.
Comfort in the Traditional
Familiar rites and rituals gives everyone peace-of-mind. A traditional funeral with an accompanying visitation looks and feels like it did years ago and brings comfort to all.
Funerals as Unique as Your Life
Life is full of opportunities to show someone we love them. One such opportunity is the funeral or memorial service. Such a loving event celebrates the choices they made, the relationship you shared, and honors the memory of your loved one. Let us help you create the memorial service that celebrates the life of your loved one and gives the family and friends a memorable place to start the healing process.

You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over

Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor and celebrate their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing…a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind. Contact us today to speak with one of our directors and let us help you create those lasting memories of a life lived..

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