Carnegie Funeral Home - Providing Everlasting Memories and Love

Our Lobby The following is a list of services we provide to families needing our assistance. If you request a service that is not listed please contact Carnegie Funeral Home.

A traditional service for burial, entombment or cremation, is usually the service of choice. Carnegie Funeral Home believes in the traditional funeral, because it best serves the needs of family and friends.

The traditional funeral service may include the following:

Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
Professional support and administrative staff assistance
Use of visitation rooms
General use of the facilities for the service and arrangements
Funeral service
Use of funeral coach
Utility car
Register book
Acknowledgment cards
Memorial folders or prayer cards

The traditional service is a meaningful expression for the family, and it gives friends and associates an opportunity to offer their tributes in the way of flowers or memorials to churches or organizations. Generally, a member of the clergy or other person chosen by the family conducts a service of remembrance. We encourage the active participation of the family in helping plan this part of the service. Many times family members take part by giving a reading, singing or assisting the clergy.

Direct Burial

The body is buried shortly after death, usually in a simple container. No viewing or visitation is involved, so no embalming is necessary. A memorial service may be held at the graveside or later. Direct burial usually costs less than the "traditional," full-service funeral. Costs include the funeral home's basic services fee, as well as transportation and care of the body, the purchase of a casket or burial container and a cemetery plot or crypt. If the family chooses to be at the cemetery for the burial, the funeral home charges an additional fee for a graveside service.

Additional Services

Non-Traditional Burial, Entombment or Cremation without visitation.

For this type of funeral service, you select the services and merchandise from several itemized options.

Private Family Viewing

A private viewing is limited to one hour. Additional charges will be made for a viewing lasting more than one hour or during times other than office hours.

Memorial Service

This is the same as a traditional service, except the body is not present for the visitation or the funeral. The private family viewing explained above also applies here.

Traditional Ship-out

This allows you to select the type of services and merchandise for local arrangements and then the remains are shipped out of town for final services.

Graveside Service

This is designed for those who want a ground burial or interment of cremains with a service only at the cemetery. Itemized options may be selected at the family's discretion.

Ship-in's are for those who want remains shipped to our funeral home for final services. Itemized options are available.

Ship-out is when there is to be no local service and the remains are to be shipped to a funeral home out of town.

Embalming Policy

Florida law does not require embalming. However, embalming will be necessary if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with a viewing. If you do not want embalming, you have the right to choose an arrangement, such as direct cremation or immediate burial, that does not require embalming. Carnegie Funeral Home will obtain written authorization to embalm by the immediate next of kin, before we embalm.