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Bridges Funeral Home
3035 Atlanta Highway,
ATHENS, GA 30606
Phone: (706) 543-2551
Bridges Funeral Home
3035 Atlanta Highway
ATHENS, GA US
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Burial Services starting at $3,600 (This quote does not include open/closing the grave, Death Certificated, Obituaries, Embalming, Visitation, or a Funeral Service. However it does include a minimum casket selection.)
People often confuse not having traditional earth burial as not having a funeral. Even if a family chooses cremation over traditional earth burial, they can still have a meaningful memorial service. It is important to understand that the value of the funeral service is for the surviving family and friends. It gives those who have lost someone close to them a chance to come together and celebrate the person’s life while sharing their own grief. It is important to allow the service to reflect the true personality of the deceased and we encourage you to include music, photographs or other special mementos. We have packaged services to meets your needs, however as with all of our services we are happy to accommodate any of your wishes and custom design service offerings. We encourage you to inquire about additional services we may be able to help coordinate for you. We can assist with musicians for services (bagpipers, pianist or organist, soloist, etc) or any other special requests you may have. What is important is that the funeral is personalized to reflect your wishes and bring comfort to your family and friends. Like any event such as a wedding, birthday, or anniversary, a funeral gives your family and friends time to support each other and share memories, as well as an opportunity to commemorate your life. Today, no two funerals are alike. Photographs, favorite music, special readings and the involvement of family members and friends are very much encouraged.
This is one of the major decisions that needs to be made when a death occurs and it usually depends on a variety of things. If the family has traditionally chosen burial in previous generations, they may decide to choose earth burial as the family might own plots together in a local cemetery. Furthermore, a family may not like the idea of cremation and opt for burial. There are certain costs associated with burial. Some of them include casket selection, plot within the cemetery and headstone in the cemetery. Each cemetery is governed by their own board of directors therefore prices and guidelines differ from one cemetery to the next.
"Disposition" is the term used by the funeral industry to describe the final handling of the deceased's remains. Although your initial decision for the disposition of the body is between burial and cremation, there are several variations on each. Whichever choice you make, the body will return to its natural elements.
The following is a sampling of the services we offer. The packaged services do not include the selection of a casket and/or vault you may choose. We have a wide range of styles, materials and prices you may select from.
Funeral Service with Visitation the Evening Before:
Funeral Service with Visitation the Same Day:
Graveside Services Conducted at the Cemetery: