Where to Start

When you first begin the process of designing a funeral, the decisions you'll face might seem overwhelming at first. We are here to offer you choices one by one, and will help you with the decisions regarding the service and how you'd like to honor your loved one, creating a journey of love, healing, and life celebration. 

/HugheyFuneralHome/WhereToStart/where_to_start.png   Designing a Service
Whether it's formal or informal, traditional or offbeat, a funeral provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather and support one another in taking the first steps of their healing journey. A service can take place in any setting - at your church, the beautiful Serenity Chapel of Garrett Family Funeral Home, or at the gravesite, or an alternate location fitting your loved one's individuality.  We design a service that allows all to participate in the celebration of a life well-lived. There are endless possibilities for what the service can be, and we're honored to go above and beyond in our duty to meet your personalized and specific requests.

Our staff is experienced in understanding and accommodating the needs of all beliefs, faiths, lifestyles, and relationships. We are here to answer your questions and guide you through the decisions you'll need to make, and will encourage you to take your time to figure out the most meaningful and fitting way to honor your loved one and incorporate the elements that you and your family find meaningful.

Choosing the Resting Place:  Burial, Cremation and Cemeteries
Once you've chosen how you'd like to celebrate your loved one's life journey, the next decision you'll face is about how you'd like to care for their final resting place. This can be a difficult or emotional choice for you and your family, and we'll provide you with the information you need as we help you to consider your options and make the decision that is right for your loved one and for your family. Once you've chosen between burial and cremation, there are a few additional decisions you'll face:

  • For a burial, you'll need to select a casket and a cemetery.

  • For cremation, you'll need to select an urn and choose whether to keep, scatter, or bury, as well as where you'd like to do so.

  • For cemeteries, if you do not already own a plot, the Garrett Family can help you decide which cemetery fits your family's needs.  We can also help you find information on cemetery rules, availability and fees.

No matter which path you decide to take, the Garrett Family will be there to support you and assist you in exploring your options and making an informed decision that feels right for you and your loved one.