A Graveside Service, sometimes referred to as a direct burial is another available option when choosing the final disposition of the body.
A Graveside Service is similar to the traditional service, in that there is a short service conducted at the grave site that is attended by the friends and family of the deceased. Families who choose this option forego the visitation and funeral service portions of the traditional service.
There are several reasons for choosing this option. It is an alternative to cremation for those who don't wish to be viewed during a visitation service. Some smaller families who may not have many living relatives may not have a need for visitation and choose this option. It is also a cost saving option available to those in need.