We will take your loved one into our care and contact you to discuss a time that we can meet with you in person or via web conference.
Let us know if you have questions at any stage of this emotional situation.
To notify close friends and relatives, you may want to make personal phone calls. If this is too painful for you, lean on a trusted person to help you. or feel free to provide us with a list of those whom you need help contacting.
At the arrangement conference, we will learn more about your family and your loved one, provide options for how to pay tribute to them, assist you in planning for services, and help you to draft an obituary for sharing the news and service information with the community.
You should review any of your loved one’s preplanned funeral wishes, and will meet with a funeral director to begin planning their service.
The funeral is a safe place to gather in celebration of a life. You can speak your loved one’s name, you can cry if you want to, you can share stories and laugh. You look at photos, you remember the victories, and you commemorate the efforts.
Planning a funeral is not a skill that comes naturally to most of us. Just as there are professional planners for other life celebrations, a professional funeral director will help you understand and best choose what kind of goodbye ceremony you’d like to give your loved one.
These decisions are your starting point, and you don't need to know the answers right away. Our team gives you a clear explanation of your options when we meet, to help make this process easier for you.
This may be your first experience inside a funeral home, let alone planning one. Please let us know if so – we want to help comfort you on this traumatic day.
It’s important for us to learn as much as we can about you, and about the person the services will honor.
Use this time to communicate your ideas and preferences, share your loved one's life story, revisit memories, and highlight their accomplishments.
Our professionals will listen, then use this information to help you create a meaningful celebration of your loved one's life.
We’ll provide you with a general price list to give you a basic idea of cost. We have several payment options we can discuss at this time.
All the above may seem overwhelming. We’ll help you sort things out in an organized way.
We’ll also ask you for a recent photograph of the deceased, and any clothing or accessories you'd like us to use when dressing them for the service.
Whitaker Funeral Home
Phone: (803) 276-5000 | Fax: (803) 276-5002
1704 College St, Newberry, SC 29108
Whitaker Funeral Home
Phone: (803) 345-9288
939 Chapin Rd, Chapin, SC 29036