A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
At Herschel Thornton Mortuary, we offer a full line of quality end of life services. We have a large selection of caskets, urns, and clothing to fit every budget. In order to assist our families with customizing their funeral or memorial service, our funeral directors provide guidance in selecting flowers, printed obituaries, as well as additional products and services that best reflect the life well lived.
Below are brief descriptions of some of the services that we currently offer our families. We recognize that every life is different and should be celebrated in its own unique way. Therefore, if there is a particular type of service or tribute that you may have in mind but is not listed below, feel free to contact one of our dedicated professionals and we will do everything we can to accommodate that request.
For additional information including prices associated with our services, please visit our Service Pricing Page or contact one of our funeral service professionals directly.
We will assist your family in planning a funeral and choosing the options that suit your family’s needs and your loved ones wishes. We are able to assist you in holding services in a wide variety of areas. From our chapel, to your church or at the cemetery, we are able to prepare a meaningful service to honor your loved one. We will listen to your family and help to arrange a celebration of your loved one's life through whatever means you choose.
Our cremation services consist of various types of memorial tributes. Many of our cremation families choose to have a traditional funeral service with their loved one casketed for viewing prior to the actual cremation itself. This allows the family to celebrate their loved one's life and gain the comfort of closure by means of a final viewing. We also offer direct cremation services with a private family viewing prior to the cremation. After which, the family may decide to have a public memorial service for other friends and loved ones.
No matter what type of cremation service is selected, we encourage our families to have some form of memorialization service to honor the life of their loved one. We proudly offer various types of urns and keepsake mementos, so that family and friends may always have their deceased loved one close.
Domestic & International Shipping
Occasionally the death of a loved one will take place away from home or friends and loved ones. Or perhaps the deceased may have requested for their remains to be buried in a distant location. When these situations occur, our group of dedicated professionals will work with the family to have their loved one transported to their place of final rest. For domestic shipping, we gladly work with funeral homes throughout the country to obtain all necessary permits and documentation in order to ship the decedent. Our funeral directors will contact the international consulate's office and gather documents needed for overseas shipping as well.
There are many advantages to planning a funeral ahead of time. By pre-planning a funeral, difficult decisions will not have to be made during a time of grieving and stress. You will be able to visit a potential resting site and have time to decide on and compare options. Thought can be given to whether or not cremation is an option you may want to choose. Your wishes can be put into writing to give your family direction when the time for the funeral comes. Our staff will help you plan so that your family can carry out your wishes.
We proudly offer the following additional services:
Horse & Carriage Services
Photo Scrapbooks of the Service
Video Recording of the Service