Funeral Services

Our caring staff is available to take the necessary time to assist your family in planning a service that will truly honor the memory of your loved ones. Whether you choose a Traditional Type Funeral, Cremation with Memorial Service, or a Graveside Service, we are here to make sure that every detail is handled in the manner that best suits the needs of your family's wishes and customs.

You only get one chance to plan a funeral, and we want to make sure that we dedicate enough time and preparation to make the service a meaningful celebration of the life that your loved one lived.



Pre Planning

There are many advantages to pre planning the services for your loved ones or for yourself. When you take the time to pre plan the service, you have relieved a tremendous burden from a family that will be mourning when the loss occurs. Not only can you save the family from having to answer a lot of questions about the deceased in an already difficult time, but you can also take your time when there is no stress or grief to compare the options and make fully informed decisions about the type of services that will be most meaningful for you and your family.



Online Memorials

Our staff can set up an online memorial through this website for your loved one. By doing so, friends and family members can easily obtain information about the time, place, and date of funeral services. They can also sign the guest register book, order flowers, obtain charity information if donations are requested in lieu of flowers, and get directions to the funeral home. We can even add pictures to make the online memorial a nice tribute to your loved one.



Obituaries

We will prepare an obituary to be published for your loved one. We can handle submitting the obituary to any newspaper or news source that you request. We have a directory of the different news sources available in certain areas to help you get the obituary published in the areas that you want to make it available to family and friends. Most newspapers and news sources do charge some type of fee for publishing obituaries. We will be happy to obtain rate information and obtain charges for you.



Veteran's Benefits

The purpose of The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to administer the laws providing benefits and other services to veterans and their dependents and to the beneficiaries of veterans.

Information about a veteran's burial and Memorial Benefits can be found at The Department of Veterans Affairs website: http://www.va.gov/. To ensure that you get the most accurate and up-to-date information, Williams Funeral Home suggests that you visit or call your regional Veterans Affairs Office. To reach the regional Veterans Affairs Office in your area, call 1-800-827-1000. 



VA National Cemetery Administration

The Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration's website: http://www.cem.va.gov/ is designed to assist you with information about The VA's national cemeteries and other burial benefits. The Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration honors the military service of our Nation's veterans. The Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration provides a dignified burial and lasting memorial for veterans and their eligible family members, and they maintain their veterans' cemeteries as national shrines.

All honorably discharged veterans are entitiled to a free burial in a national cemetery and a grave marker. This eligibility also extends to some civilians who have provided military-related service and some Public Health Service personnel. Spouses and dependent children also are entitled to a cemetery space and marker when buried in a National Cemetery. There are no charges for opening and closing the grave, for a vault or liner, or for setting the marker in a National Cemetery. The family is generally responsible for other expenses, including a funeral service or transportation to the cemetery.

To ensure that the most accurate information is received, Williams Funeral Home suggests that you call or visit your regional Veterans Affairs Office or visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website at http://www.cem.va.gov/ . To reach the regional Veterans Affairs office in your area, call 1-800-827-1000.



Military Funeral Honors

Local Military Funeral Honors are led by the branch of service in which the veteran served. Those services include an Honor Guard, playing of Taps, folding of the flag, and formal presentation of the flag.

Additional information on Miliatry Funeral Honors and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Department of Defense Military Funeral Honors website: http://www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil/. The website contains up-to-date information and related links to other related websites.



Social Security

We will notify The Social Security Administration of the death. We will explain and help you apply for any benefits that you are entitled to through Social Security. If you wish to contact or obatin information through The Social Security Administration, you may visit their website: http://www.ssa.gov/.



Death Certificates

We will obtain the death certificate which can be important for insurance as well as a host of other issues. In Georgia, the Death Certificates are available through the Vital Records Office in the County of Death, which would either be found in the Health Department or Probate Court in every County in Georgia. The Vital Records offices in Georgia charge $10.00 for the first Certified Copy, and $5.00 for each additional Certified Copy.



Public Servant Honorary Service

We offer a Public Servant Honorary Service. This means that any Public Servant who is either protecting our this country, or serving his community, and is killed in the line of duty, is entitled to our Services at no charge. This is our way of saying thank you to those who put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we have both here at home and on foreign soil. If you have any questions about this service, or need more information,  please contact us.



Williams Funeral Home
513 Rose Avenue
Barnesville, GA 30204
(770) 358-1678
e-mail: staff@williamsfh.net