Frequently Asked Questions about Creech Funerals

Planning a funeral can be an overwhelming time. Not only are you dealing with the emotional toll of losing someone you love, but you may also be overwhelmed with everything that goes into the burial process. You probably have a lot of questions about Creech’s offerings like cremation, vaults, and obituaries, and we understand.

That’s why in order to help you better understand the memorial service process, we have provided answers to the most commonly asked questions for memorial services and funeral homes. Scroll through this list of questions to find your answers, and if you don’t see your question, contact us directly.


Funerals can be extremely different, depending on the specific type of funeral, and the level of formality involved in the service. The overall idea of a funeral service is that survivors should be able to show their love and respect to the deceased person.

Although it is ideal if a person has decided what type of funeral service that they would like to have in a pre-arranged plan, this isn’t always the case. If a funeral service has not been chosen previously to the death, the type of service is completely up to you. Typically the service is held in a funeral home or at a church, and you will also be able to choose if you would prefer the service to be private or public.

Your funeral can be personalized in several unique ways from the visitation to the ceremony. The dedicated funeral home directors at Creech Funeral Home can incorporate your favorite colors, music and loves into your unique celebration of life. This is about you, and we want your funeral service to be a unique and individualized experience. Contact a representative at Creech Funeral Home today!

Absolutely. Not only is this tradition a popular option for most modern funeral services, but also experts believe that it can also add in the grief process for the loved ones attending the funeral.

The obituary notice can be placed in the local newspaper and on the Creech Funeral Home website. We recommend placing this notice in these spaces, because it is very helpful for family and friends to be able to view.

In short, the answer is no. We are available to assist you after traditional “office hours” and of course on weekends. Please do not hesitate to reach out and call us at: 606-248-4700.

Yes. The licensed funeral directors at Creech Funeral Home can help you no matter where the death occurs. Again, contact us at: 606-248-4700 and we will coordinate the arrangements for the return of the deceased to Middlesboro.

Although it is not mandatory by law, we highly recommend it because of time, health and possible legal requirements. The process of embalming enables friends and families to view the deceased by preserving the body.

Unfortunately this is not an option. This process is only a replacement for burial and traditionally comes after a funeral service ceremony.

Our caring funeral home directors will be able to discuss all of your options with you in regards to cremation. However, people are certainly encouraged to also have a visitation period and traditional funeral service before the cremation process.

Usually, the responsibility rests with the family of the deceased. In certain cases, there may be assistance available through veteran, union and other organization entities.

No, however many types of vaults are usually selected by the family as a means of affording some element of protection to the casket once earth burial takes place. Further, all vaults uphold the upper layer of soil above the vault to maintain the integrity of the burial space occupied by the deceased.