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.


1724 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108 - 803.276.0610