Here at Holmes Memorial Chappell we are committed to helping assist your family in honoring your loved ones life. We have many options in helping your create a special tribute that suits your family's needs and your loved ones wishes. We care about the families in this community and we want to provide them with affordable service offering the care and attention their loved one deserves. Our goal as an independent, family owned funeral home is to set a standard for quality funeral service in Sullivan County and the surrounding areas.
Planning a Funeral
We take into consideration every detail while planning a fitting tribute to your loved one. We are dedicated to planning funeral services that reflect individual wishes, needs and preferences. Our wide selection of services allows you to select the things that are meaningful to your loved one and affordable to you and your family. These are just a few ways we can help families at the time when they rely on us the most.
Pre-planning a funeral provides the chance for a family to make difficult decisions during a time of less emotional distress. It provides a peace of mind and will allow everyone to know what your wishes would be. During this time you will be able to visit a potential resting site and have chance to compare options. We can walk you through these steps as well as provide you with Social Security and Veterans benefit information. We can also help you organize and arrange all your important personal records. Our staff will help you plan so that your family can carry out your wishes.
A tradition funeral service includes a viewing or visitation, a formal funeral service, and the transportation of the body to the funeral site and cemetery. This service typically involves several hours of visitation for family and friends at the funeral home, and a service at either the funeral home, your church or a location of your choice. Following the service family and friends then move to a cemetery of the family's choice for a committal service and the burial or entombment.
The graveside service generally includes several hours of visitation for family and friends at the funeral home followed by a short committal service at the cemetery which may be limited to immediate family or open to all.
A memorial service is conducted without the body present and can vary in ceremony and procedures. It can be held at the funeral home or at the location of your choice.
This method involves reduction of the body to its basic elements through exposure to intense heat. For individuals preferring cremation, many options are available. All of the other customary funeral services can be involved if you desire. Holmes Memorial Chappell also offers inexpensive cremation caskets for use during the visitation period and the funeral service, prior to cremation.
We will help you secure your potential veterans benefits, such as burial flags, government makers, memorial certificate and a burial plot. For more information on veterans benefits Click here
]We will notify the Social Security Administration of the death. We will explain and help you apply for any benefits you may be entitled to through Social Security. For more information on Social Security Click here
We will help you in obtaining a death certificate which can be important for insurance purposes as well a host of other issues.
A loss of a loved one can be especially painful. We understand that the grieving process does not end with the funeral. We will not only help arrange the funeral, but to also help families cope with the loss of their loved one. For more information on after care and grief support Click here