Unique Celebrations of Life
Claybar Funeral Home believes that a funeral service should be a unique celebration of an individual's life. Our staff strives to provide uplifting services that commemorate the joys and memories of a loved one's life. We pride ourselves in creating displays and memorial folders that reflect personal expressions of remembrance in order to plan individual services with which families feel comfortable.
Why Have Funerals
Why do we have funerals? According to Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, "For thousands of years, funerals have been a means of expressing our beliefs, thoughts and feelings about the death of someone we love. The funeral ceremony:
* allows us to say good-bye
* provides a social support system for us and other friends and family members
* allows us to search for the meaning of life and death
* offers continuity and hope for the living.
Meaningful funeral ceremonies are rites of passage. They help us move from life before the death to life after the death. The funeral provides a safe place to affirm the worth of our relationship with the person who died and express our feelings of loss."
Infant & Youth Services
The death of an infant is often sudden and extremely traumatic to a young family. In order to alleviate any financial obligations for funeral expenses, the Claybar Funeral Home will provide at no charge the following services and funeral merchandise for an infant service: basic professional services, local removal and transportation to a local cemetery, a graveside service and a Cherub casket/vault combination.
Youth and children's funeral services also present difficult and emotional funeral arrangements. The Claybar Funeral Home will discount all services from the General Price List by 20% in order to assist the family. Youth casket and outer enclosure price lists are available at the funeral home.
Choosing the Service You Want
We know that each family has its own needs, traditions, and customs. These are important in planning a remembrance of what was important in an individual's life.
Our caring staff listens with great sensitivity, paying attention to the smallest details that can make a service meaningful in a special, personal way. Consideration for every detail is a hallmark of a Claybar Funeral Home service.
Our funeral directors treat each family as a personal friend and help guide them in planning the service they want and need for their loved one.
Claybar Funeral Home has firmly established itself as "The Leader in Professional Funeral Service" because of our funeral directors and a single word-commitment.
The choices you have, which are as personal as you wish to make them, can be made with confidence and without undue stress. Our professional staff approaches your personal wishes for a funeral service with awareness and understanding.
Sound decisions are based on having enough good information with which to work. It is our sincere hope that the information our directors provide will satisfy certain questions, stimulate you to ask others, and enable you to make wise choices regarding funeral services.
Funeral & Memorial Options
Each family we serve has its own unique needs. That's why we offer a wide range of services, and why we listen to your desires when arranging a funeral. We are a proven, high-quality funeral service provider. Our funeral professionals are trained in planning funerals that are meaningful and meet your family's needs and to provide comfort and support.
The Claybar family owns and operates two perpetual care cemeteries, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens and Orange Forest Lawn, in the Orange area. Both cemeteries offer numerous interment options including mausoleums, niches, family estates and memorial selections.
It is your family, your feelings, and your money. Claybar Funeral Home believes a family deserves real quality and value in a funeral service. Claybar Funeral Home is dedicated to providing the best service to every family we serve.
Our dedication to service is your guarantee of satisfaction. Claybar Funeral Home's experience and family ownership allow us to offer a "Service Guarantee." If a family is ever dissatisfied with any part of our funeral service, we will refund that portion of our charge.