Oxley-Heard Funeral Home has been serving the community since 1931.

Plan Ahead

Planning for the Inevitable

We plan everything from vacations to retirements yet most people hesitate when given the chance to design their own final arrangements. Planning ahead can help ease the process of the service at an already difficult time. Arranging the memorial does not have to be a daunting task. More often than not families are put in positions to make difficult choices for the service arrangements for the deceased. By proactively pre-planning your life celebration you solidify your final wishes will be carried out as you wanted as well as alleviate the guess work most families are left to do.

Why Plan Ahead?

Pre-planning your service relieves your family and loved ones from having to make complicated and important choices during a time of tremendous stress and emotional strain. During the passing of a loved one those experiencing grief are not thinking very clearly, making decisions regarding your memorial service become immensely difficult and emotional. Often times one says “Don’t make a big deal out of it, just get me buried and move on.” It is important to understand that the funeral services have deep roots in tradition, healing process for those grieving and celebrations of your life.

Traditional Burial

A traditional burial has several options for caskets and grave markers. Our staff and facilities are available to your family to help coordinate the details of the service with the clergy, the cemetery, or other participants in the ceremony. Our caring staff will also aid your family in completing any necessary paperwork including obituary notices, Social Security forms, and Veteran’s and insurance benefits.

Cremation

Cremation is an option families are choosing as part of their funeral plans and the reasons people give for choosing cremation vary. Prior to cremation, your family may choose to have a visitation and a funeral service with your loved one present. Our knowledgeable staff will explain cremation caskets and cremation rental caskets for those families choosing to have a viewing followed by cremation.