Green Funeral and Memorial Service Options
Environmentally friendly options for burial, cremation, and services
Create Healing Experiences
As more and more families become concerned about the effects on the environment, the consideration of a green funeral is becoming increasingly popular. A green funeral is an alternative to a traditional burial or cremation because it is an environmentally friendly option. The thought behind a green funeral is to keep the process and products as natural as possible. The type of funeral service should naturally reflect the individual's character, their way of life, beliefs, and ideals.
There is a difference
Kirby and Family is the only Funeral Home and Cemetery in Arkansas approved by the Green Burial Council, a non-profit organization, to offer a green burial package. For such arrangements, formaldehyde-based embalming is not required. Caskets or alternative containers used to enclose and transport your loved one are made of biodegradable materials and are available in a range of prices. Service options may be arranged within the limited time frame green burial allows. As with all of our service and merchandise offerings, detailed price information for each component is itemized on our General Price List and our Eco-Friendly Casket and Urn Price List. Although formaldehyde-based embalming is prohibited, there are alternative embalming and preparation care options available. A funeral with a viewing can be arranged to take place in the home, chapel, church, gravesite, or location of choice. Our green burial offerings can be provided within a green or conventional cemetery and in certain instances at homestead burial sites. Many families will have a gathering - formal or informal - prior to or after the green committal. This allows the time of remembrance for family and friends to honor the life of their loved one. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. When you choose green burial, we offer you the option to select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one. We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.
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