The choice of a casket is a personal one and the cost ranges from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, depending on the type of material used. To help you decide the best casket for your requirements and budget, we won’t ask you to walk into a ‘showroom’ like most other funeral homes. Instead, we’ll give you a catalog, including photos and a price list of all the caskets we have, that you can even take home and study. If you need us to help you make a decision, we can be on hand to guide you through the options.
Outer Burial Container Options
Many cemeteries require at least a grave liner to encase the casket for underground burial. These liners are made of concrete and designed to hold the weight of the earth above, preventing the ground from sinking. A sealed vault is an alternative. Vaults, which are constructed of concrete and given inner liners, are designed to not only protect the gravesite but also repel water and earth and increase the strength of the vault.
A funeral celebrant is trained and certified to officiate at a religious or secular ceremony. He or she works with the bereaved to design a funeral service that reflects the personality and lifestyle of your loved one. At Gaffney Funeral Home, we have a list of certified celebrants that we call on when needed. They create with you a service that is meaningful and memorable. The service can be spiritual, religious or secular in nature to respect the beliefs, convictions and attitudes of your family. You are also welcome to ask your own minister, priest, rabbi or other certified celebrant to conduct the ceremony.