Services
Since 1928 our firm has been a guiding light for bereaved families in our community. Many changes have occurred since our beginning, but our focus to assist our grieving friends and neighbors through one of the most difficult times of life has never faltered.

The question of what kind of funeral one should have can only be answered by the one asking the question. At McSwain-Evans Funeral Home we offer numerous services to help meet the needs of all of the bereaved. In today’s society funeral service provides respectful care of the deceased while helping survivors face the reality of death. We trust that the services we offer will help meet your needs of facing the reality of death.

Traditional Funeral Services: This type of funeral includes embalming, a casket, outer-burial container, visitation, a formal funeral ceremony at the funeral home chapel, a church or at the graveside. This is followed by burial in the cemetery

Traditional Cremation: This type of funeral is similar to a traditional funeral, but is followed by cremation after the funeral service. With this service a rental casket is usually used and many choose to purchase an urn for final disposition.

Direct Cremation: This is used when it is the desire of the family not to have any formal viewing or service with the body present.

Memorial Service: This allows a family to have a funeral service without the deceased present. A gathering of family and friends and service is available.

Forwarding and Receiving of Remains: This is the forwarding or receiving of the deceased to or from another funeral home for final arrangements.

Direct Burial: Arrangements are made to inter the deceased in a cemetery without any ceremony or visitation. This can include a casket and outer-burial container.

Military Rites: Our firm will assist families of military veterans with obtaining all of the military rites due the deceased.

Fraternal Rites: We have knowledge of the various lodges and organizations that offer their members specific funeral rites.

You can find out more regarding our services through the articles below. Of course, if you have more questions regarding any of our services will be gladly answered by any of our funeral directors. Prices are also available upon request for any of the services that McSwain-Evans Funeral Home offers.



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A funeral service fills several important needs in today's society.

  • It provides for the respectful care of the deceased,by providing a special tribute to a unique life.
  • It helps survivors face the reality of death.
  • It can bring together relatives and friends who can lend support and consolation when they're needed most.

 

A funeral also gives friends and relatives the opportunity to express the love and respect they feel for someone who was very important to them.

Since 1928 our firm has been a guiding light for bereaved families in our community. Many changes have occurred since our beginning, but our focus to assist our grieving friends and neighbors through one of the most difficult times of life has never faltered.

The question of what kind of funeral one should have can only be answered by the one asking the question. At McSwain-Evans Funeral Home we offer numerous services to help meet the needs of all of the bereaved. In today’s society funeral service provides respectful care of the deceased while helping survivors face the reality of death. We trust that the services we offer will help meet your needs of facing the reality of death.

Traditional Funeral Services: This type of funeral includes embalming, a casket, outer-burial container, visitation, a formal funeral ceremony at the funeral home chapel, a church or at the graveside. This is followed by burial in the cemetery

Traditional Cremation: This type of funeral is similar to a traditional funeral, but is followed by cremation after the funeral service. With this service a rental casket is usually used and many choose to purchase an urn for final disposition.

Direct Cremation: This is used when it is the desire of the family not to have any formal viewing or service with the body present.

Memorial Service: This allows a family to have a funeral service without the deceased present. A gathering of family and friends and service is available.

Forwarding and Receiving of Remains: This is the forwarding or receiving of the deceased to or from another funeral home for final arrangements.

Direct Burial: Arrangements are made to inter the deceased in a cemetery without any ceremony or visitation. This can include a casket and outer-burial container.

Military Rites: Our firm will assist families of military veterans with obtaining all of the military rites due the deceased.

Fraternal Rites: We have knowledge of the various lodges and organizations that offer their members specific funeral rites.

White Doves In Flight: We will gladly assist those families who would like to honor their loved ones with a white dove release.  

Questions regarding any of our services will be gladly answered by any of our funeral directors. Prices are also available upon request for any of the services that McSwain-Evans Funeral Home offers.


 

 
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Many individuals and families are making the decision to prearrange and pre-fund their funerals before the need arises.

Planning your funeral:
  • provides peace of mind
  • relieves your loved ones of unnecessary concern
  • reflects your express wishes
  • will not be a financial burden on you family
Most of us plan for the possible, the potential misfortunes of life that seldom actually happen. Yet, few of us prepare for the inevitable.

Many people today are relieving their family members of some financial burdens by pre-financing their funerals. In 1989 legislation was passed to allow for a standardized procedure for selling preneed services. With these procedures a person has the opportunity to purchase an account where all monies are deposited in an F.D.I.C.-insured pre-need account with the funeral home acting as trustee for the account. The funeral home acts only as a trustee, one who legally administers a fund for the benefit of the purchaser, and cannot obtain any of the proceeds of the account until after the death of the purchaser. State and federal law recognizes that money paid to a burial fund is the property of the purchaser and not that of the funeral home.

Legislation was passed in 1995 permitting the sale of "burial insurance" by funeral directors. This allows the purchase of a policy much like a regular life insurance policy that is exclusively for a personally designed burial plan. The advantages of this type of policy include the forgoing of much of the standard health question, receiving the same type of funeral one would with a trust account (without the tax liability), and making the account irrevocable (preventing the Department of Social Services from requiring that the policy be cashed in to be counted toward an individual's assets). McSwain-Evans Funeral Home has the ability to deal with several insurance providers.

Because of the limitations that the Department of Social Services places on assets for burial funds, it has become most advantageous for people to consider pre-funding a funeral prior to seeking assistance from DSS. That is why at McSwain-Evans we seek to provide every available avenue for relieving families of the burden of these restrictions.

Prices are available upon request for any of the items that McSwain-Evans Funeral Home provides.

Vaults are not required by law, but certain cemeteries require some type of outer burial container.

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Leigh A. Ringer, our AfterCare Coordinator, assists caregivers and family members who have lost loved ones through the grieving process by providing information, emotional support, telephone contact, and limited grief counseling as requested by family members.