Designing Your Funeral

There are two facets of the design process. First, we ask you to consider how you wish to honor and celebrate the life. When those important decisions are made, we’ll turn to the issue of how you wish to care for the physical remains.

How to Honor a Life

How to Honor a Life

It’s about bringing those you love together, at a time of loss. It’s a natural thing to do, and over time, has become a socially-expected practice. More importantly, a funeral or memorial service, whether traditional, or contemporary, is the first step in healing.

You can have your service anywhere, and any way, you want. Your choices include the place of celebration, day of the week, and time of day; the musical selection, what prayers will be said or songs you’d like sung. We can arrange to have doves, butterflies, or balloons released at the close of the service. Keepsake gifts of wildflower seeds or a tree seedling can be given. We’re here to help you create the most memorable and meaningful service to honor your loved one.

Burial or Cremation

Burial or Cremation?

Your next consideration focuses on choosing between burial and cremation. Usually, people are clear on this point. In fact, your loved one may have told you, or someone else, exactly how they wish to be cared for. But it can be a hard decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. If that's the case, please know we're able to help you come to the perfect decision for your loved one, and for you.

Once you decide, the finer details come into focus. If you've chosen burial, then selection of the casket, vault, and desired cemetery follows. Naturally, we’re here to help you.

If cremation is your choice, then you'll need to make the next decision: whether the cremated remains will be placed in a mausoleum niche, or buried on the cemetery grounds.

In some communities, there's the option for a 'green burial.' If that's what your loved one would prefer, we'll help you select an environmentally-friendly choice.

What's Next?

Now that we've given you the basics, it's time to reflect more on exactly what is appropriate for you and your family. If possible, gather everyone together to speak of their feelings and desires.

Still looking for inspiration? Speaking with a professional funeral planner will help to clarify your thinking. Reach us at (904) 396-1611.

Hindu Funeral Service


Overview of Hindu Funeral

A Hindu funeral is a ceremony for honoring and paying respects to the deceased. The body of the deceased is usually cremated, although burial may also be practiced in some cases. A priest or pandit typically performs the funeral rites, and family and friends may participate in the ceremonies. 

The primary purpose of a Hindu funeral is to help the soul of the deceased cross over into the next life. It is believed that the soul lingers on earth for up to 10 days before beginning its journey to the afterlife. It is important to perform the funeral rites during this time so that the soul can be released and start its journey.


Hindu Funeral Rites and Death Traditions

The Hindu religion has several traditions and customs associated with death and funeral rites. These vary depending on the region and sect of Hinduism, but most Hindus have some commonalities. 

One of the most important aspects of Hindu funerary customs is the belief in reincarnation. Hindus believe that the soul is eternal and is reborn into another body after death. This cycle of birth and death is known as samsara, and it is only through liberation from samsara that one can achieve moksha or salvation. 

As such, Hindus do not see death as an end but rather as a transition from one life to the next. For this reason, they often view funeral rites as being more for the benefit of the living than for the deceased. 

A priest typically conducts Hindu funeral rites, and they usually take place within 24 hours of death. The body is first bathed and then clothed in new, white garments. The family then gathers around the body to recite prayers and hymns. 


Hinduism and Cremation

After the funeral rites, the body is typically cremated, although in some cases, it may be buried instead. The ashes are then either scattered or immersed in a holy river. Hindus believe that cremation is the most dignified way to dispose of a body. Cremation also allows for the quickest release of the soul from the body to begin its journey to the next life.

The Hindu funeral rites are designed to help the soul of the deceased on its journey to the next life. By performing these rites, the family and friends of the deceased can ensure that their loved one will have a smooth transition to the next world.

At Naugle Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we are proud to offer Hindu funeral services that honor the life and beliefs of our Hindu clients and their families. Our team is experienced in conducting traditional Hindu funerals and can help you create a meaningful ceremony that celebrates your loved one's life.

If you need more information about our Hindu funeral services, please don't hesitate to contact us (904) 396-1611.


Catholic Funeral Service


What is a Catholic Funeral

When someone dies, in the Catholic tradition, there are three key ceremonies that take place: the wake, the funeral mass, and the committal.

The wake is typically held at the deceased person's home or at a funeral home and is a time for family and friends to gather to grieve and remember the life of the person who has passed away. The funeral mass is a religious service that is held at a church, and includes readings from the Bible, prayers, and eulogies. The committal is the final ceremony in which the body of the deceased is buried or cremated.


How Catholics View Death

As Christians, Catholics believe in life after death. They believe that the kind of life they led while alive will determine their final destination. Purgatory is a place where some Catholics believe they go after death to atone for their sins before entering heaven. This belief is not as common among modern Catholics as it once was, but it still informs the traditions of many Catholic funerary rites. 

Catholics believe that death is not the end but a transition time. The soul of the deceased goes to either heaven, hell, or purgatory. Catholics also believe in the resurrection of the body, and that one day, the dead will live again.


How A Catholic Funeral Service is Held

A Catholic funeral service is typically held within a church, led by a priest. The service includes readings from the Bible, prayers, hymns, and a eulogy. 

The casket is usually present at the Catholic funeral service, and guests may view the body before the service begins. A crucifix or rosary may be placed on top of the casket. 

During the Catholic funeral service, family and friends will have the opportunity to share memories and stories about the deceased. The priest will also offer words of comfort and support. 

At the end of the Catholic funeral service, guests will typically line up to offer their condolences to the family members. They may also say a final prayer for the deceased.

Catholic funeral services are a unique option that Naugle Funeral Home & Cremation Services offers to the families in our community. If you are looking for a funeral service with a religious detail, our team can help you plan a beautiful and meaningful ceremony that celebrates the life of your loved one.

We understand that this is an important time for you, and we want to do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us at (904) 396-1611if you have any questions or would like more information about our catholic funeral service.


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Filipino Funeral Service


Filipino Funeral Traditions

Filipino funeral traditions are rooted in the Catholic faith, which heavily influences Filipino culture. In the Philippines, a funeral is a time of mourning and reflection and a celebration of the deceased's life. Though Filipino funerals may vary slightly depending on the region, there are some common threads that run through most Filipino funeral services. 

Another important Filipino funeral tradition is the nine-day wake. This is a time for family and friends to gather together and remember the deceased. On the ninth day, there is a special Mass for the deceased. After which their ashes are buried or scattered. Typically, Filipino funerals are held within seven days of a person's death, and they are often conducted at the deceased's home or funeral home. 

The Filipino funeral service is a way to ensure that the deceased are remembered and honored. By understanding the Filipino funeral traditions, you can show your support for grieving family and friends.


Death in Filipino Culture

For Filipino people, death is seen as a natural part of life, and they have developed numerous traditions to help deal with the loss of a loved one. One of the most important aspects of Filipino funerals is the Filipino funeral service. This is typically a Catholic Mass, which a priest conducts in Filipino. 

Filipino funeral services also often include a eulogy, which is delivered by a family member or close friend. Filipino culture also places emphasis on paying respects to ancestors. This is why many Filipino people have altars in their homes where they light candles and offer prayers to their ancestors. Ancestor worship is an essential part of Filipino culture, and it helps to ensure that the deceased are remembered and honored.


Filipino Burials and Mourning of the Deceased

Burials in the Philippines are typically conducted in graves, although cremation is becoming more popular. It is common for Filipino people to mourn their deceased loved ones for an extended period of time. Black clothing is often worn by widows or women who have lost their children. The family of the deceased will also hold a mass several times throughout the year. In addition, Filipinos also celebrate All Souls' Day when they visit the gravesites of their loved ones to pay respects.

Naugle Funeral Home & Cremation Services offers a full range of Filipino funeral services. If you want more information about this type of service that we offer, please contact us at (904) 396-1611.


Hispanic Funeral Service


Hispanic Funeral Traditions

Hispanic funeral traditions vary by country and region, but there are some similarities that can be found throughout. One of the most notable is the importance of family. Hispanic funerals are typically huge gatherings, with extended family and close friends attending. The funeral service is often held at a church or funeral home, but it is not uncommon to be held at the deceased person's home. It allows family and friends to pay their respects more personally. There is usually a lot of singing and praying during Hispanic funeral services, as music and faith are both very important parts of Hispanic culture. After the service, the body is typically taken to the cemetery for burial. Hispanic funerals are often very emotional affairs, but they are also a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the life of the deceased.


What Happens at A Hispanic Funeral

When it comes to funerals, Hispanics have a number of traditions and customs that are followed. These can vary depending on the country of origin, but there are some commonalities between them:

  • One of the most important aspects of a Hispanic funeral is the mass. This is often conducted in Spanish. It is also an opportunity for family and friends to remember the deceased and pray for their souls. The mass usually takes place at a church, but it can also be held at the funeral home or outdoors.

  • After the mass, there is often a procession to the cemetery. This can be a very emotional time for those involved as they say goodbye to their loved ones for the final time. The procession is often led by a band playing traditional music, and family and friends often carry the casket or urn.

  • There is usually a short service at the cemetery before the deceased is buried or cremated. This is another opportunity for loved ones to say goodbye and pray for the deceased. After the burial or cremation, many families have a reception back at the funeral home or church, where they can share memories and support each other during this difficult time.


Hispanic Burial and Cremation

The Hispanic community in the United States has a long tradition of burial and cremation. According to a recent study, Hispanics are more likely to opt for burial than cremation. This is likely because many Hispanic families are Catholic and believe in the resurrection of the body.

At Naugle Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we understand the importance of honoring your loved one's Hispanic heritage and traditions. If you want more information about our Hispanic funeral services, don't hesitate to contact us at (904) 396-1611. Thank you for considering Naugle Funeral Home & Cremation Services as your provider of choice.


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Buddhist Funeral Service


What is a Buddhist Funeral

A Buddhist funeral is a religious ceremony that is typically held to mark the passing of a Buddhist individual. The primary purpose of a Buddhist funeral is to help the deceased soul move on to the next life. Buddhist funerals typically take place at the family home, a funeral home, or a Buddhist temple and are officiated by a monk, minister, or priest.

The specific rites and traditions associated with a Buddhist funeral will vary depending on the region and culture of origin. However, there are some common elements that are typically seen in most Buddhist funerals. These can include chanting, reciting sutras (holy texts), making offerings, and performing rituals. A Buddhist funeral typically lasts between 45 and 75 minutes. The length of the service will depend on the deceased's wishes and their family.


Buddhist Funeral Traditions

A Buddhist funeral is a time for mourners to pay their respects to the deceased and express their condolences to the family. The altar's centerpiece is a portrait of the deceased, surrounded by candles and other offerings such as flowers and fruit. There is usually incense burning, and if the wake is taking place in a funeral hall, flowers may be displayed modestly. A Buddha image should be placed near the altar according to Buddhist tradition. 

During the funeral service, monks will chant sutras and pray for the deceased. The body is usually cremated, and the ashes are either scattered or buried. Mourners may wear white to a Buddhist funeral as a symbol of mourning. 

After the funeral service, it is customary for the family to host a meal for guests. This is seen to show gratitude to those who came to pay their respects.


Buddhists and Cremation

Cremation is seen as a way of releasing the soul from the body, and it is believed that this will speed up the soul's journey through reincarnation, and they see the physical body as just a vessel for holding the soul. After the service, the body is cremated, and the ashes are usually scattered in a river or sea.

Buddhists also see cremation as a way of minimizing the pollution of the environment. Embalming is allowed, but it is not as common because it is seen as a way of delaying the soul's journey through reincarnation. Organ donation is also seen as a good deed in Buddhism, as it helps to save the lives of others. Buddhists believe that the soul lives on after death, so they are not concerned about what happens to the physical body.

If you are interested in holding a Buddhist funeral for your loved one, don't hesitate to contact us at (904) 396-1611 for more information. We would be happy to help you plan a beautiful and meaningful ceremony that honors your loved one's memory.