The family has many options for when
planning a funeral service. There are
virtually unlimited choices available and each family has
the opportunity to select what they believe is
appropriate for their loved one. Our job at Hayhurst
Funeral Home is to provide
quality, caring service and attention to details.
We offer several types of funeral services
to meet the needs of your family.
The Traditional Service - occurs when your loved one is
present. Open casket visitation would generally be the night before the funeral.
The service is normally the following day either in
the funeral home or in a church, chosen by the
family. Traditional services often consist of scripture reading,
prayers, a eulogy, sometimes a sermon, and music.
Following the the
funeral, there is a procession to the cemetery, for a
The Memorial Service - occurs when the deceased is not present. It
may take place at the funeral home, the family home, a church,
or even outdoors. This is a time to remember your loved one
through fellowship with friends and family. The memorial
service can also be an addition to a traditional funeral
service. For example having a traditional funeral service
here and then a memorial service back in the deceased’s home
town. A memorial service can also be done following burial or
The Committal Service - is a brief gravesite service after a tradition funeral service but prior to the burial.
This is the time that family and friends say their final good-byes
at the final resting place. If the committal service is the
only service then it becomes a grave side
service and is accompanied by a visitation the night before.
The grave side service is a more lengthy service which may
consist of scripture reading, eulogy, poetry, and music.
Traditional Service followed by Cremation - This type
of services allows you to have have a visitation, open
casket, and a funeral service the following day followed by
Direct Cremation - In this service there is no visitation or funeral
ceremony. The deceased is placed in a refrigeration unit
until the proper paperwork has been completed, and the
necessary permits are obtained. Then the body is placed in a
cremation receptacle (container) and transported to a
crematory. The cremated remains may be placed in an urn and
ready to be buried, placed in a niche, or be taken home.
Direct Burial - This type of service does not include visitation or a funeral service. Again the person is
placed in refrigeration until the proper paperwork is
complete. Then the body is bathed, dressed and casketed. The
casket is transported to the cemetery for burial at the
funeral homes convenience.
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact
us at 918-258-9623 or click the link below to view our
frequently asked questions.