Burial Services

Planning is something that we all do. We plan everyday activities as driving to work or going to church. We also plan the big events in our lives. We plan for our wedding, our children’s education, family vacations, and other significant life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.

There is one event we do not want to think about or plan, our funeral. Yes, it is a difficult topic to think about, discuss and then plan. You are not alone; our dedicated, compassionate team is here to help you. The benefits of Pre-Planning now will help you know that your funeral matters are in order. We will have your records on file and help your family through their difficult time of mourning.

We understand your life is busy. Here are a few ways you can start the Pre-Planning process:

  • We have an online secure Pre-Planning form. You will be able to enter your information at your own pace. Save what you have and come back when you have more details to enter.
  • Another option is to call and arrange a consultation with us. We will walk you through the process one-on-one. Help answer any questions that you have. Some find it comforting to bring a family member or close friend to the consultation.

Call the location that is nearest to you today. We will set-up a Pre-Planning appointment with you. Remember, we are here to help you with any questions during this process.

Burial Committal Service

The graveside burial custom has been used for thousands of years as the final opportunity to say goodbye. The funeral process of accompanying a body and saying the last words gives a feeling of closure for many people. Families are deeply touched and the ceremony is remembered for years.
 
 

Direct Burial

Contact us during business hours for more details.

 
 

Burial Casket Features and How You Can Personalize

Casket Choice

The casket containing the body is the visual and emotional focal point of the burial service. The design of the casket can complement the life of your loved one. The first choice will be the casket material – wood or metal.

The material of the casket can capture the character of your loved one. Wood is admired for its warmth and natural beauty. Metal is known for its strength, durability and elegance. The species of wood or type of metal will add visual appeal in the last appearance of your loved one. There are additional considerations as you design the casket. You also can decide on the shape, color, interior fabric and hardware. Each feature allows you to create a personal tribute to your loved one.
 

Wood Caskets

Traditional hardwood caskets are made of solid wood. The variety of species used in caskets includes mahogany, walnut, cherry, sycamore, maple, birch, oak, pine, poplar, pecan and willow. A veneer-finished casket is not as expensive as a solid wood casket.

Metal Caskets

Metal caskets have risen in popularity since the 1960’s. The main metal used for caskets are bronze, copper, stainless steel and carbon steel. Steel caskets range from 18 – 20 gauge steel with the lower numbers being of a higher quality. Bronze and copper caskets convey a character of strength and durability.

 

 

Artistic Design

Usually a customization of the casket corners, they reflect an individual’s life of service, their passions and interests in life. Themes include spirituality, patriotism, gardening, sports and family relationship. Other areas of artistic design include alcoves, overthrows and memory tables.

 

Special Drawers

Available on selected caskets, this special drawer can hold cherished mementos during the service. Private farewell messages can be placed to remain in the casket at their final resting place.

 
 

Panel Designs

A special place and focal point in the lid of the casket. This feature helps family and close friends recall a life story and highlight the personal character. Precious memorabilia and photo are used to create an emotional tribute.

 
 

Medallions

Usually a customization of the casket corners, they reflect an individual’s life of service, their passions and interests in life. Themes include spirituality, patriotism, gardening, sports and family relationship. Other areas of artistic design include alcoves, overthrows and memory tables.

 

Burial Information

Whether your family owns a cemetery plot or you have noticed nice local cemetery, our funeral director will be able to help you with information appropriate for your needs.

Families have a choice in choosing a cemetery space. Burial is the traditional choice. Entombment in an above-ground structure in a mausoleum is another option. When the casket is entombed, it is placed in a crypt enclosure. The front of the crypt is usually sealed and faced with natural stone such as marble or granite.

Entombment or burial at a cemetery allows family members and close friends to visit the gravesite as often as they like. The visits help them to feel close to the person while still acknowledging their death. Our funeral director will help you purchase a cemetery plot or entombment according to your needs.

Burial vaults are lined units that enclose the casket when it is placed in the grave. The two-piece enclosure protects the casket from the weight of soil, environment and heavy equipment. Cemeteries often require their use to prevent grave settling and help with gravesite maintenance and appearance. Burial vault materials include bronze, copper, stainless steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, concrete and composite materials.

Payment Options

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Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

Sachse
972.414.5050
972.414.0770
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday 12:00 - 4:00

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

McKinney
972.562.7788
972.562.7200
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday 12:00 - 4:00

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

Lavon
972.843.4000
972.843.4006
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday 12:00 - 4:00

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

Princeton
972.736.2400
972.736.2422
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