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Welch Funeral Home

4619 Judson Rd., LONGVIEW, TX 75605

Welch Funeral Home

4619 Judson Rd., LONGVIEW, TX 75605

Burial Services

People often confuse not having traditional earth burial as not having a funeral.  When a family chooses cremation over  burial, they can still have a traditional service or a meaningful memorial service. 

Cremation or Burial

This is one of the major decisions that needs to be made when a death occurs and it usually depends on a variety of things.  If the family has traditionally chosen burial in previous generations, they usually decide to choose earth burial as the family might own plots together in a local cemetery.  Furthermore, a family may not like the idea of cremation and opt for burial.  There are certain costs associated with burial.  Some of them include plot selection within the cemetery, cemetery opening and closing fees and monument in the cemetery.  Each cemetery is governed by their own board of directors therefore prices and guidelines differ from one cemetery to the next.

"Disposition" is the term used by the funeral home to describe the final handling of the deceased's remains. Although your initial decision for the disposition of the body is between burial and cremation, there are several variations on each. Whichever choice you make, the body will return to its natural elements.

Burial Choices

  • It can be interred (earth burial)
  • It can be entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum (above-ground burial)

Reasons For Choosing Burial

  1. Burial is traditional within your family, religious group, or geographical area. 
  2. You do not like the idea of the body being cremated.
  3. You prefer to have the body slowly return to the elements.
  4. You want to erect a monument at the grave.
  5. You want to visit the grave in the days to come.

Decisions You Must Make If You Choose Burial

  • Whether or not the body is to be viewed
  • Which kind of casket will house the body
  • Whether or not the cemetery requires a vault or grave liner
  • Which cemetery to use
  • What to type of monument to place

 

 

Book of Memories

The pinnacle of memorialization, any family member or friends can take advantage of this free services by creating an account and a book to memorialize their loved one.

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Pre-Arrangement

Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

Expressions of Sympathy

It can be difficult to find the right words, so we have hand-picked a collection of sympathy and remembrance gifts that will be cherished.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

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(903) 663-3737 Welch Funeral Home | 4619 Judson Rd. | LONGVIEW, TX 75605 | Fax: (903) 663-8714 | Email: welchfuneral@sbcglobal.net (903) 663-3737 Welch Funeral Home | 4619 Judson Rd. | LONGVIEW, TX 75605 | Fax: (903) 663-8714 | Email: welchfuneral@sbcglobal.net (903) 663-3737 Welch Funeral Home | 4619 Judson Rd. | LONGVIEW, TX 75605 | Fax: (903) 663-8714 | Email: welchfuneral@sbcglobal.net (903) 663-3737 Welch Funeral Home | 4619 Judson Rd. | LONGVIEW, TX 75605 | Fax: (903) 663-8714 | Email: welchfuneral@sbcglobal.net (903) 663-3737 Welch Funeral Home | Welch Funeral Home | 4619 Judson Rd. | LONGVIEW, TX 75605 | Fax: (903) 663-8714 | Email: welchfuneral@sbcglobal.net