Obituaries

Lorene Yonaka Jones
B: 1931-10-18
D: 2023-01-24
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Yonaka Jones, Lorene
Joe Faulkner
B: 1933-08-31
D: 2023-01-22
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Faulkner, Joe
James Page
B: 1946-06-17
D: 2023-01-17
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Page, James
Mary Ennis
B: 1941-03-22
D: 2023-01-17
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Ennis, Mary
Greg Johnston
B: 1961-07-26
D: 2023-01-14
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Johnston, Greg
Jean Stone
B: 1935-02-18
D: 2023-01-13
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Stone, Jean
David Darity
B: 1947-03-10
D: 2023-01-13
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Darity, David
Billy Snider
B: 1954-11-29
D: 2023-01-13
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Snider, Billy
Kenneth "Ken" Buzard
B: 1928-10-08
D: 2023-01-13
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Buzard, Kenneth "Ken"
Fermin Zuniga Salvador
B: 1957-07-07
D: 2023-01-10
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Zuniga Salvador, Fermin
Amy "Beth" Davelaar
B: 1959-11-24
D: 2023-01-09
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Davelaar, Amy "Beth"
Maria Paredes Sandoval
B: 1935-12-03
D: 2023-01-08
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Paredes Sandoval, Maria
Ivan Drake
B: 1932-02-04
D: 2023-01-02
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Drake, Ivan
Robert Hill
B: 1943-11-12
D: 2023-01-02
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Hill, Robert
Diana Patterson
B: 1944-02-23
D: 2022-12-27
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Patterson, Diana
Robert Dempsey
B: 1941-02-13
D: 2022-12-19
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Dempsey, Robert
Nathan Mullin
B: 1980-06-23
D: 2022-12-19
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Mullin, Nathan
Barbara Dillard
B: 1939-12-28
D: 2022-12-15
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Dillard, Barbara
Marian Parsley
B: 1930-01-06
D: 2022-12-09
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Parsley, Marian
Arthur Valentine
B: 1933-09-22
D: 2022-12-08
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Valentine, Arthur
Wayne Young
B: 1933-06-24
D: 2022-12-03
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Young, Wayne

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Phone: 509-470-6702
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Frequently Asked Questions

;If you're almost ready to make a decision regarding our burial services, but need a few more answers to questions,  we are happy to help you. We've listed some of the most common questions we hear; if you don't see your specific question then we invite you to call us at 509-470-6702.

1. What is "direct burial"?
 
2. What services do you provide when I choose direct burial?
 
3. Is direct burial right for our situation?
 
4. How much will a casket cost?
 
5. Does my loved one have to be embalmed prior to burial?
 
6. What is a graveside service?
 
7. What's involved in a cemetery burial?
 
8. What is a burial vault, and why do I need to buy one?
 
9. Where do I purchase a headstone or grave marker?
 
10. Should we request memorial donations instead of flowers?
 

Question #1What is "direct burial"?
Answer:A burial occurs shortly after death, usually in a simple container. No viewing or visitation is involved, so no embalming is necessary. A memorial service may be held at the graveside or later. Direct burial usually costs less than the "traditional" full-service funeral.

Question #2What services do you provide when I choose direct burial?
Answer:Your funeral director will complete and file the death certificate, obtain signatures on any required permits or authorizations, helps you select a cemetery in which to inter your loved one, as well as a casket and burial vault. He or she will oversee the physical care of the deceased: they will be dressed in clothes you've provided (or purchased from us), casketed, and then escorted to the cemetery for immediate burial. This same individual will witness the burial and provide you with copies of all pertinent papers for safekeeping.

Question #3Is direct burial right for our situation?
Answer:It's very hard to know without having the opportunity to speak with you. Direct burial works well when there are few mourners or if your loved one's wishes were for a simple interment. It's done quickly and professionally, without ceremony of any kind. With that said, what do you think? Does direct burial feel like the right course of action for you? Speak with a funeral professional to further explore the idea.

Question #4How much will a casket cost?
Answer:The Federal Trade Commission states that average casket costs around $2,000. If you are concerned about casket costs, speak with your funeral director who can advise you on the most appropriate casket for your situation and your budget.

Question #5Does my loved one have to be embalmed prior to burial?
Answer:This is a question we hear a lot. Many funeral homes suggest (and may even go so far as to require) embalming if you're planning a viewing or visitation. That's because they want the experience to be as good as it can be for those in attendance, and proper embalming can ensure the deceased looks as good as possible. But as a general rule, embalming is not necessary or legally required if the body is cared for in a relatively short amount of time. Please contact us for specific state or local requirements.

Question #6What is a graveside service?
Answer:Rather than having a service in a church or funeral home chapel, and then adjourning to the cemetery for the burial; some families choose to gather solely at the cemetery. There, they are led through a ceremony prepared by a clergy person or celebrant and witness the in-ground committal of their loved one's casket. If the idea of a graveside service appeals to you, speak with your funeral director about your options.

Question #7What's involved in a cemetery burial?
Answer:If your loved one has not made previous arrangements for their burial, leaving you to pick the location of their interment, the first thing you'll need to do involves the selection of the cemetery and burial location within the grounds. You'll also choose the most suitable casket and burial vault, and provide us with the clothing you'd like your loved one to wear (and any 'special items' you'd like us to place in the casket) . Once payment is made, the date and time of interment is agreed upon. At that time, the cemetery grounds keepers will take care of the "opening" and "closing" of the grave and the proper placement of the casket in the burial vault.

Question #8What is a burial vault, and why do I need to buy one?
Answer:Today, modern cemetery grounds are well-groomed, with vast expanses of green grass. A burial vault protects this pristine view, ensuring there is no sign of burial plots "settling". Certainly the vault also protects the casket; but the primary role of a burial vault is to protect the beauty of the cemetery environment.

Question #9Where do I purchase a headstone or grave marker?
Answer:We, and the cemetery where your loved one will be interred, have strong working relationships with trusted monument companies. When you are ready to order a granite headstone or bronze grave marker, we will come together to orchestrate its selection, manufacture and placement. Speak with your funeral director to get the details.

Question #10Should we request memorial donations instead of flowers?
Answer:We don't like to use the word "should" when we speak to families about this issue. So the question becomes one of assessing your heart's desire: what do you really want? Then there's the question of your deceased loved one's wishes; exactly what would he or she think or feel? Most commonly we advise families to offer their community as many caring options as possible; some will send flowers, some will send donations; and some will even do both.