Personalized Funeral Services in the Knoxville Area
The highly trained staff at Mynatt Funeral Home in Knoxville will assist you in selecting the service, monument, or remembrance that best suits your unique needs. We will personalize the service to best reflect the life of the deceased, as well as the wishes of the survivors.
Traditional and Non-Traditonal Funeral Services
In terms of services, we offer a variety of different choices for your convenience, including:
Traditional funeral services
A traditional funeral service is when your loved one’s body is present. Generally, visitation is held the day or night before the funeral. The funeral service itself is held the following day, either in our funeral home, a church, or another location. Funerals often consist of scripture readings, prayers, a eulogy, sometimes a sermon, and music. After the funeral, there is a procession to the cemetery for a committal service. The graveside service may be followed by a reception in our hospitality center, church, or another gathering place.
The funeral service and cremation
Cremation is another means of final disposition, such as burial and entombment. The cremation can follow the visitation and funeral service at which the casket is present. After the funeral service, instead of going to the cemetery, the casket goes to the crematory. After cremation, a public or private inurnment of the cremated remains can take place at the convenience of the family.
The memorial service and cremation
A memorial service without the casket present can be held after the cremation takes place. The cremated remains may or may not be present for the memorial service. The service can be held at the funeral home, church, or another location. After the service, the urn may be taken to a cemetery for burial or be returned to the family.
This is just a matter of gathering all the biographical information about your life, your career, and your family. This is the best way to organize all the stories you’ll want everyone to know and remember. This is also a good time to write down all the personal information that will make your funeral more meaningful, things such as your hobbies and special interests.
With this step, you’ll sit down with a funeral director and make choices about things such as burial or cremation, what type of casket or urn you would like, the services you want, and other details. One of our funeral directors will explain all your options, outline the costs, and offer recommendations. It’s painless, it’s easy, and it only takes about an hour.
We also file regular life insurance policies. We can help your family get this done at no charge and no interest.