Funeral Planning Guide

There are a number of important decisions that you will need to make if you are planning your funeral. First, it’s important to know what to consider when choosing the personalized details that will create a memorable tribute and memorial to your life.

Our Marietta funeral home offers preplanning counseling and guidance to help you understand and choose the details that are important to you every step of the way.

General Information

To begin the process, we will need personal information about you and your life, such as:

  • Your full name
  • Official veteran paperwork (DD214)
  • Parents’ names, including mother’s maiden name
  • A list of survivors (spouse, children, grandchildren, etc.)
  • Occupation or work history
  • Church affiliation (if applicable)
  • Charities for donations made in your name
  • A list of who to notify (any clubs or sports groups you may belong to, as well as friends and family)
  • A list of newspapers or online websites where you want your obituary placed.

It’s important to start gathering this information now so that’s handy if it’s ever needed.

Funeral & Memorial Service Options

There are many variations of funeral services and memorial services. Some individuals prefer direct burial or cremation, while others may want to hold a funeral or memorial service first. A funeral or memorial service can be customized and personalized to suit each individual.

Options include:

  • In-home viewing
  • Funeral or memorial service in a church
  • Visitation, funerals, or memorial services at our facilities

Whatever you decide, our Marietta funeral professionals are willing to help you see your final wishes are fulfilled. There are as many ways to celebrate a life as there are to live one, and our staff is here to help see your vision through.

Interment or Inurnment

Burial or cremation is one of the main decisions to be made regarding your future resting place. An interment allows for a permanent resting place, a place for family and friends to gather and reflect and honor their loved ones. Interment does not have to mean a ground burial. At Funerals Georgia, we offer many options for above-ground burial, including mausoleums and private family tombs, offering visitors a secluded location for remembrance and reflection.

Cremation allows for even more options for remembrance. Inurnment allows for all the traditional methods of burial, both above and below ground. In addition, after your inurnment, you may choose to have your remains placed in sentimental locations near and dear to you and your loved ones. Should you choose to have a more permanent location for your remains, our 40 acres of gardens, with multiple interment options, will provide the perfect memorial for visitation and reflection.

After-Service Events

After your service, our staff will still be available for any and all questions and concerns. Our number one priority is the comfort of our guests. Should you choose interment or inurnment on our property, our staff will maintain all facets of the plot to ensure that a respectful visitation can occur at any time of year.

Contact Us in Marietta, Georgia

The services offered in our funeral home are guaranteed to be respectable, well-managed, and sentimental experiences for every attendee. Our Marietta funeral home also offers a free funeral planning guide with additional considerations.

Create a permanent memorial for your loved one at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park. Call our helpful staff for a tour of our facilities: (770) 919-7100.