According to the leading voice for funeral service, the National Funeral Directors Association, families are bringing new values, preferences and opinions to the planning of funeral services. The Baby Boom, Ike and World War II Generations have a strong commitment to and appreciation for the value of the funeral service.

More individuals in these generations are seeking a meaningful funeral service that provides a connection to their loved one as a celebration of life.

Because more people are interested in controlling all aspects of their life, to include their funeral, advance planning provides assurance that their preferences are met. By planning in advance, individuals can select the type of service to best fit their beliefs and needs, determine who will participate in the ceremony, choose merchandise that is desired and include other special requests.

Today, most funerals are a traditional service consisting of a visitation, religious funeral service and graveside committal. Many younger people want to personalize their service by including special remarks from family members and friends, photo and memorabilia displays, video tributes and other personal touches.

Knox Funeral Home promises to make every funeral a fitting and memorable occasion.