If your loved one has passed away, and you're making final preparations, you might be trying to decide between a funeral and a memorial. If that's the case, the first thing you need to do is contact your local funeral memorial home. One of the benefits of working with a funeral home is that they can help you make the arrangements for both types of services. If you're not sure what type of service is right for your loved one, read the information provided below.
The way in which families choose to mark the gravesite of a loved one is an extremely personal decision. In addition to providing basic genealogical information such as name and the dates of birth and death, grave markers can provide important clues about the interests, personality, career and other memorable information about the deceased. While most families are familiar with traditional headstones and monuments, many may have questions about the purpose and potential benefits offered by the use of increasingly popular flat grave markers.