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Important Items to Know When Arranging a Funeral

The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult situations to face in life. This can be especially trying if you are in charge of making the funeral arrangements. Our family here at CemeteryPlots... read more

Funeral Homes Offer Variety of Services to Meet Family Preferences

Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences... read more

Things to Know about Preplanning

There are many reasons to consider preplanning your funeral. The most important one is that it takes away from your survivors the pressure of making a decision under very difficult circumstances.

Prearrangements also let you choose exactly how you want to be memorialized and allows for personal preferences in all aspects of the funeral service... read more

Funerals: a Consumer Guide

When a loved one dies, grieving family members and friends often are confronted with dozens of decisions about the funeral - all of which must be made quickly and often under great emotional duress. What kind of funeral should it be? What funeral provider should you use? Should you bury or cremate the body, or donate it to science? What are you legally required to buy? What other arrangements should you plan? And, as callous as it may sound, how much is it all going to cost?

Each year, Americans grapple with these and many other questions as they spend billions of dollars arranging more than 2 million funerals for family members and friends... read more

A Closer Look at the Costs

Costs of Funerals rank among one of the most expensive purchases people will ever make. We take a look at the costs associated with funerals and what you need to know when arranging or preplanning a funeral.

Funeral costs include:

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A History of Cemeteries

If the speculation about the evidence from Swartkrans, South Africa and Chou Kou Tien, China is true, the earliest known concentrations of hominid remains were the garbage heaps of predators: in the first case, a leopard, and, in the second, cannibals... read more

Burial Customs and Cemeteries in American History

The types of cemeteries and burial places that might qualify for National Register listing are many and varied. They include:

  • town cemeteries and burial grounds whose creation and continuity reflect the broad spectrum of the community's history and culture;... read more


A cemetery is a place in which caskets and cremation urns are placed for memorialization.  Many cemeteries contain masoleums and memorial parks where cremation urns are placed in lieu of caskets as cremation's popularity continues to rise... read more

Why It Is Smart to Pre-arrange a Funeral

Nobody particular wants to spend their day visiting a funeral home. Especially if no one has passed on. Yet, every day across America thousands of people make plans to sit down with a professional and map out instructions when the time comes... read more

Pre-paying for funeral services with a trust account

Trust accounts are basically a pre-payment for funeral services deposited in a bank or with a trust company. Because the bank is federally insured by the US government, the funds are 100% totally secure... read more

Pre-need Funeral Service Insurance Offers Tax Advantages

Pre-need insurance is a form of "life insurance"... read more

Suggested links

1. NCA Department of Veteran Affairs Burial & Memorials

2. American Battle Monuments Commission