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Try Kemp & Stevens in Alton for Respectful Funeral Directors

Kemp & Stevens in Alton can provide your funeral service with sincerity and compassion. The staff at Kemp & Stevens have the experience to take care of even the smallest of details with dedication and compassion. Our professional and dedicated staff can provide you with the personal touch when arranging you a funeral service. We offer prices to fit all kinds of budgets. Call us on 01420 551954 and everything will be taken care of professionally and respectfully.

An Introduction to Funeral Directors Operating in Alton

Funeral directors can help you arrange and manage the logistics of a funeral for a close friend or a family member. The rites associated with funerals vary greatly between cultures and religions. Funeral directors are either trained in or knowledgeable of embalming. Most funeral directors offer packages that cover the coffin, casket, urn, transportation arrangements, floral tributes, refreshments, monuments and markers. Funeral directors can help you with the details and planning of a funeral.

Funeral Directors and their Responsibilities in Alton

The funeral director, first of all, needs to talk with you in order to understand you and your family's wishes regarding the funeral. The funeral director will need to establish the date, time and location of the wake, memorial service, cremation or burial. These arrangements also include arranging for pallbearers and clergy. Funeral directors also handle legal paperwork connected with the deceased. Funeral Directors also take care of preparing the viewing rooms and chapel for family and guests.

The Training and Licensing of Funeral Directors in Alton

The American Board of Funeral Service Education has accredited 50 programs over two to four years in mortuary science for funeral directors. The subjects of funeral directors includes anatomy, physiology, pathology, embalming, restorative art, social sciences, psychology, grief counselling, oral and written communication, funeral service law, business law and ethics. Since most funeral homes are small, family owned businesses, additional educational courses like business management, accounting, payroll and tax management are also useful. In the US, funeral directors have to secure a license from the state they operate in, and most states require post secondary education. In the UK many funeral directors belong to one of four professional organizations, the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD), the British Institute of Funeral Directors (BIFD), the Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) or National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).

Finding A Funeral Director In Alton

Ensure that the funeral directors that you are considering are accredited. Be clear about your family's wishes and make sure that the funeral director understands them and is able to provide an assurance of meeting the requests. Shop around and get quotes for the funeral services you request, and see that you are getting an itemized breakdown for all the service options being presented. Ensure that the funeral director allows flexibility, and that you will not be forced to accept ready made packages. Check whether the funeral director empathises with you and offers you sensitivity and compassion in your time of grief.

Kemp & Stevens

Tel: 01420 551954

93-95, High Street