Contacting our funeral home is the first step in the process of arranging a funeral service. We will provide answers to questions you may have immediately and schedule a time, convenient for you, to complete the funeral arrangements.
During this time of need, our staff is focused on allowing the family to go through the grieving process with family and friends without being distracted or frustrated by details. We are here for you and your family to truly make this event the celebration of life for your loved one.
Kyker Funeral Homes provide a variety of funerals, including traditional burials, cremation services, memorial services, life celebrations, and graveside services.
We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, to provide prompt, compassionate and competent service.
A "viewing" means to have an open casket.
A "visitation" is when the body is laid out in the casket (which may be open or closed) before the service so that mourners may come to "visit".
A visitation offers a chance for people to "pay their final respects" to the deceased. Just as important, the visitation can be a time for mourners to meet and console each other in a more informal setting than at the funeral.
The visitation can be restricted to just close friends and family, or be open to the public. You can even have a combination of private and public hours.
A traditional funeral service is when your loved one is present. Generally visitation is held the day of or night before the funeral. The funeral service itself is held either in our funeral home, a church or other location, followed by a procession to the cemetery for a committal service, or if cremated, the deceased is returned to the funeral home.
We are here to work with you to arrange the funeral service that will uniquely honor your loved one, taking care to reflect religious and cultural traditions, family customs, and personal preferences.
We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, to discuss and assist you with the desired funeral service arrangements.
By selecting Kyker Funeral Homes as your cremation provider, you are guaranteed that your loved one will be treated with the utmost dignity and respect. We adhere to strict protocols to ensure that the entire process is seamless.
With over 100 years of experience, you can rest assured that you have made the right choice in selecting Kyker Funeral Homes.
Selected by family's who wish to celebrate a traditional interment at a cemetery without any visitation or funeral service. Often a family will observe a committal services at the place of final interment (graveside or mausoleum). This may be as traditional as desired, with a clergy person at the cemetery, or as untraditional as desired, with the family and/or friends leading the service.
Planning and putting on a special memorial service can provide much comfort to you as you honor the memory of your loved one. It also provides a creative outlet, a meaningful way to expend your "grief energy".
Chances are the actual funeral ceremony took place quite a while ago. In fact, a memorial service by definition does not involve the body. Some calming time has likely passed, and so now might be a good time to plan a service... on their birthday or even the anniversary of the death.
Give some thought to what kind of memorial would be appropriate for your loved one. You can plan whatever event you would like, from an informal garden celebration to a formal church service. Invite the number of people you would like--- from just a small intimate group of close family and friends, to everyone who knew him or her.
Today more and more people are becoming concerned about the effects on the environment of traditional burial and cremation, and the consideration of a green funeral is becoming increasingly popular. A green funeral is an alternative to traditional burial or cremation because it is an environmentally friendly option . The thought behind a green funeral is to keep the process and products as natural as possible. The type of funeral service should naturally reflect an individual's character, their way of life, beliefs and ideals.
Please contact Kyker Funeral Homes to further discuss the options and alternatives we can provide for environmentally friendly and Green funerals.