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60 Water Street
| Thurmont, MD 21788
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Tel: 1-240-288-1300
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Funeral Home, Thurmont, Maryland

The funeral directors of Black’s Funeral Homes provide many signature services. Among them are applying for Veteran’s Benefits and the paperwork completion that entails, notifying Social Security and additional retirement programs and assisting with all other necessary benefit notifications. They are available within 24 hours of your call for assistance, and work to have your loved one released from places such as hospitals, the medical examiner or coroner’s office. From such locations, they arrange for the transportation of the loved one to their funeral home. They complete and file the death certificate, and obtain legal paperwork such as the burial transit permit and the cremation permit.

The funeral professionals at Black’s Funeral Homes assist the family in selecting funeral flowers. They compose the obituary and arrange to have it published in newspapers. They assist with repast arrangements, including providing menu selections and organizing luncheons. They help visiting guests locate an appropriate hotel. A memorial service can be held at the setting of a family’s choice and the funeral directors will help them select someplace special. They also help get your loved one back in cases where the death occurred away from home. They provide horse and carriage service if the family would like it.

The funeral directors of Black’s Funeral Homes plan for musicians to perform at the ceremony. They create a memorial tribute video in honor of your loved one. They also help families to select a monument or grave marker and to have it inscribed. They are familiar with local cemeteries and will accompany families in their quest to find a burial plot. They also provide the best in memorial merchandise.

Black’s Funeral Homes offer many packages to celebrate a loved one’s life. Many believe that choosing cremation means that a family cannot pay tribute to its departed. Actually, the opposite is true: cremation allows for more options in terms of commemoration and final disposition. You can hold a memorial gathering at any time after the cremation at the location of your choice, with staff there to provide their services. You can have a traditional visitation and funeral precede the cremation process. In addition to the packages which were created by the funeral directors to include the most frequently requested services and items, a package can be made to suit your needs and finances. There is also a direct cremation service available that comes without any viewing or ceremony.

To send your loved one’s cremains to their final resting place, you can choose to scatter the cremated remains on land, over water, in a memorial garden or any other meaningful location. You may also hold a graveside service, assembling friends and family to pay tribute to your loved one and witness the burying of their cremains. The cremated remains may be buried in a family plot, memorial site, cremation niche, urn garden or a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. You can divide your loved one’s cremains into multiple urns and give them to family living in dispersed areas.

Black’s Funeral Homes also offer several burial packages, and can build one specifically tailored to your needs and budget. The pre-set packages range in services, with two including a viewing and a funeral service and one offering graveside services. Memorial merchandise comes standard with all three. Prices will be reduced if the casket is purchased from the funeral home.

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