Update: Latimer Funeral Home is monitoring guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, the National Funeral Directors Association, as well as state and local organizations regarding the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and public health. We would like to share some of our thoughts with you.
The Center for Disease Control guidelines are telling us to keep gatherings to 10 or less. We suggest limiting the funeral services to immediate family members and minister, holding the smallest gathering possible.
We also recommend doing this at the graveside to reduce risk of spreading the virus and honoring our duty to the general public. At a later date, if you desire, our facilities may be used to hold a public memorial service at no additional cost. These things at this time are not mandatory, but important for the health of our community.
Also, if you are not comfortable coming to the funeral home to make arrangements, we can come to you or make them over the phone. Another thing to think about is using our online registry to send a condolence, or simply calling the funeral home and having us add your name.