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Celebrating Life

No matter if your family decides on burial or cremation, having a funeral is an essential part of celebrating, remembering, and honoring the life of your loved one.

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What to expect

Here to guide you every step of the way

Let us ease your burden by supporting you every step of the way. Here's what to expect when planning your loved one's services.

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Step 1

Tell us about your loved one

A dedicated advisor will talk to you about your loved one, and help you capture the most memorable and enduring aspects of their life and legacy.

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Step 2

Choose how to celebrate them

However and wherever you decide to celebrate your loved one, we're here to help you make it personal, memorable, and uplifting.

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Step 3

Determine their resting place

We'll help you decide whether burial or cremation is right for your loved one, and guide you in selecting a place where you can visit, to remember them forever.

The importance of funerals

Closure, renewal and togetherness

Funerals are more than a physical act. They're an opportunity for emotional release, a space to gather, and a time to share in the celebration of life.

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United in remembrance

Coming together to share stories and memories creates a place of healing, remembrance, and peace. We will design a service that uniquely celebrates your loved one and creates a sense of community.

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A modern memorial

The decision to cremate doesn't lessen the need for healing, or limit how we can celebrate life. We can help you craft a meaningful memorial service to honor your loved one and begin the healing process.

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A place to gather

Choosing burial provides a meaningful opportunity to say farewell at a viewing, a sense of closure at a graveside ceremony, and a dedicated place for family and friends to remember.

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A profound farewell

Whether you choose burial or cremation, a committal service held at your loved one's resting place can be a powerful experience. With options to host the service outdoors or in the quiet of a mausoleum, we offer many personalized choices for the ceremony and site.

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“You did everything just the way we ask you to do. It was everything we thought. It was great.”

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“We wouldn't use another funeral home. You treat everyone like family. Appreciate all the staff.”

Author: Retha Wilsonrated with 5 stars

“We received excellent service and were treated with utmost kindness and respect.”

Author: Ronda Buchananrated with 5 stars

“The sincere loving care that is given to everyone.”

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Personalized Celebrations

Honoring life isn’t one size fits all.

A life celebration can and should be a reflection of your loved one’s life. Whether you want to integrate elements from a favorite hobby, arrange for unique transportation, or hold services in a place that’s meaningful, we offer many options for personalization.

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Comfort in tradition

Formal funeral services complete with classic rites and rituals are an elegant way to lay a loved one to eternal rest.

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Properly patriotic

Veterans deserve a patriotic end-of-life celebration. Honor their memory with a flag presentation and 21-gun salute.

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United in belief

Bringing religious or spiritual elements and readings into the service is a way to unite friends and family and provide greater peace.

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Savor memories

Celebrate your loved one with a shared meal. We can help you arrange a feast of their all-time favorite foods.

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A ride to remember

Horse-drawn carriages, classic cars, or even the fire engine they served on — a meaningful mode of transportation can be a fitting final ride.

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Farewell at their favorite place

Hold a ceremony or gathering at a meaningful place, whether that be at home, a private garden, or other location that was near to their heart.

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Life celebration explorer

The possibilities are endless

From traditional ceremonies to unconventional send-offs, you might find there are more ways to honor your loved one’s memory than you ever imagined.

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A forever fan

For true fanatics, sports memorabilia, tailgating, or other sporty tributes can be a part of their life celebration.

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Honor interests, extend memories

Decorate with treasured keepsakes to honor your loved one's interests. Enrich the ceremony or gathering, and let guests take home a memento.

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The game goes on

Whether they mastered chess, aced card games, or were Scrabble whizzes, blending elements of their favorite pastimes creates a fun and fitting tribute.

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Take the stage

Let them be in the limelight. For the loved one who loved theater, opera, or the arts, hosting a theatrical event can be a brilliant final act.

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Into the deep

For those with a deep appreciation of the deep blue sea, cremated remains can be ceremoniously scattered over the ocean.

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Reach for the stars

Embrace the cosmic journey. If your loved one dreamt of dancing among the stars, we can facilitate an extraordinary send-off to the cosmos.

motorcycle procession

tailgate party

art exhibition

golf themed

musical experience

butterfly release

memorial picnic

sharing of memories

candlelight vigil

toast to their legacy

launch into space

poem reading

tribute cookoff

wine tasting

memorial tree planting

theme party

motorcycle procession

tailgate party

art exhibition

golf themed

musical experience

butterfly release

memorial picnic

sharing of memories

candlelight vigil

toast to their legacy

launch into space

poem reading

tribute cookoff

wine tasting

memorial tree planting

theme party

theme party

memorial tree planting

wine tasting

tribute cookoff

poem reading

launch into space

toast to their legacy

candlelight vigil

sharing of memories

memorial picnic

butterfly release

musical experience

golf themed

art exhibition

tailgate party

motorcycle procession

theme party

memorial tree planting

wine tasting

tribute cookoff

poem reading

launch into space

toast to their legacy

candlelight vigil

sharing of memories

memorial picnic

butterfly release

musical experience

golf themed

art exhibition

tailgate party

motorcycle procession

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Additional ways we can help

Service Enhancements

Add a personalized touch with our Service Enhancements and enrich your memories in meaningful ways. Choose from our options, mix them, or create your own. We’re here to make it uniquely yours.

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Veteran Services

Veterans deserve a legacy. Garrett is proud to offer memorials specifically designed for service members, and discounts on their arrangements.

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Our Location

A place of healing

We welcome you to explore the Garrett Funeral Home facilities, and invite you to discover a comforting and peaceful place to honor your loved one.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Funeral FAQs

Everything you need to know about funerals.

A funeral is any ceremony that offers an opportunity for family members and friends of the deceased to express love, respect, honor and grief for a loved one.

Whether you choose burial or cremation, a funeral is more than just a service. It's a space for family and friends to say goodbye, share memories, and support one another. This gathering, celebrating the unique life of your loved one, offers a vital step towards healing and closure.

Absolutely, in fact, we recommend it. After all, a funeral is a celebration of life and each life lived is unique.

Our team is happy to discuss any and all options to ensure your funeral is tailored to your wishes, and you'll find that you can personalize services in many unique ways. Please reach out to us to explore your options.

Absolutely. Opting for cremation doesn't limit the ways you can celebrate your loved one's life.

We can help arrange a visitation or viewing prior to the cremation, and we always recommend holding a funeral or memorial service in honor of your loved one. It provides a meaningful opportunity for family and friends to say goodbye and begin the healing process.

We offer a range of services to suit different budgets, from simple, intimate gatherings to grand ceremonies, as well as financing solutions for every budget.

We're here to guide you through the options, ensuring an informed choice that respects both your budget and your loved one's memory.

Keeping loved ones connected during times of loss is important. That's why we offer solutions like live streaming and service recording, allowing everyone to be part of the ceremony, no matter where they are. We also create a personalized memorial website for your loved one, a place to share memories, photos, videos, and send heartfelt condolences or light a candle in their honor. Even from afar, everyone can feel close.

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