Most people should have a will, which enables survivors to articulate the wishes of the decedent, for the distribution of their assets and earthly possessions
One of the more important aspects of drawing up a will is the appointment of an executor. In the absence of a surviving spouse, the executor should be someone who is trustworthy and who will use sound judgment in making decisions.
As circumstances change, a will should be reviewed periodically to determine if it is still consistent with original desires.
In many states if a husband or wife does not leave a will, the survivor receives one third of the estate and the children are entitled to two thirds.
When someone passes away, it's not only essential to remember the life, but to ensure its meaning lights the way for those who are left behind. For more than a eighteen years, Zion Hill Mortuary has been helping families honor the lives of those they love.
As the needs of families evolve, We'll continue to provide the insights, products and services needed to make every funeral personal and meaningful. Each time we host a visitation or memorial, we provide an opportunity for a family to share the stories and relationships that capture the essence of their loved one.
A funeral service fills several important needs in today's society. First, it provides for the respectful care of the deceased, by providing a special tribute to a unique life. Equally important, the funeral service helps survivors face the reality of death- the first big step in overcoming grief. It brings together relatives and close friends who can lend support and consolation when they're needed most.
A funeral also gives friends and relatives the opprtunity to express the love and respect they feel for someone who was very important to them. Just seeing how much others cared can be a tremendous help to a family in adjusting to their loss.
Our funeral director will provide services and infromation to your family at time of need that will help you through a very emotional and personal experience.
A traditional funeral service takes place with the body present in a casket (open or closed). Many times there is a time to gather with friends and family followed by services either at the funeral home, at a church, or other location. The specifics of the visitation and the services are all up to the family. Traditional services usually end with a graveside service at a cemetery
These services take place with the body present in a casket (open or closed). A visitation and / or service is held at a location of the family’s choosing. After all visitations and services, the body is cremated. Once the cremation process has taken place, the family can choose to have a graveside service or keep the cremains.
A memorial service is a form of a funeral service where the body is immediately cremated and the body is not present at the funeral service. A family can choose to have the cremated remains of their loved one present at the funeral home or another location in a formal or informal setting for the memorial service Sea Scatterings - Your loved one is scattered at sea without a service.