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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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