FAQs

At Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Metro Atlanta, we understand planning for end-of-life decisions presents families and friends with many questions and hardships. Choosing from many options – such as cremation, burial, memorial options – and finding reliable answers to these many questions is often very difficult. Here, we provide families, friends, and loved ones with honest answers for choosing the perfect end-of-life options to truly memorialize a loved one.

What is the importance of a funeral or memorial service?
How much does a funeral typically cost at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Marietta, GA?
Can we prepare a local memorial gathering for friends and family if our loved one is being transferred to another city for a funeral and interment?
Can the funeral directors at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill help me with receiving my loved one’s benefits, such as Social Security or Veterans’ benefits?
What options does Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Metro Atlanta provide to create a special tribute when planning for an immediate memorial or funeral service?
May we hold funeral services at a place – such as our family’s church, a special park or beach, or another significant place – other than at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill’s facilities?
Can I preplan my cremation and memorialization at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill?
When should I begin preplanning my funeral arrangements in Metro Atlanta at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill?
Where will my family find my desires and wishes as I’ve outlined in my funeral, cremation or cemetery plan?

General FAQs About Cremation & Funeral Planning in Atlanta, GA

What is the importance of a funeral or memorial service?

Our funeral and memorial services today are for the family and friends who survive the lost loved one. Funerals and memorial services allow survivors to recognize the importance of this difficult occurrence, and often help with the grieving and readjustment periods which follow the death of a loved one.

How much does a funeral typically cost at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Marietta, GA?

Funeral costs at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Marietta, GA often vary depending on the services selected by the family. Our top priority is helping families choose the best services to remember their loved ones, and we strive to make these important decisions as economic as possible.

We can provide you with our General Price List upon request. In addition to using our funeral and cremation services, families have the convenience of using Cheatham Hill Memorial Park or Cascading Waters Cremation Garden for their loved one’s final resting place. We help families choose the best option that meets their needs to create a truly memorable legacy.

Can we prepare a local memorial gathering for friends and family if our loved one is being transferred to another city for a funeral and interment?

Absolutely. Our compassionate funeral directors at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill can help you prepare a local memorial service for your loved one’s friends and family in the Atlanta area if he or she is to be transferred to a different area for final interment. We will work with you and your family to organize a special tribute to your loved one before or after the transfer.

Can the funeral directors at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill help me with receiving my loved one’s benefits, such as Social Security or Veterans’ benefits? 

Yes, our funeral directors and caring staff will help you or your family members claim any benefits you may be entitled to through Social Security or Veterans Affairs following the death of your loved one. We will work with you and your family to complete any necessary paperwork and ensure that your benefits are secured in a timely manner.

Immediate Need for Funeral Planning & Cremation Services FAQs

What options does Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Metro Atlanta provide to create a special tribute when planning for an immediate memorial or funeral service?

Our caring, understanding staff work closely with families with immediate need of a funeral or memorial service. We help to create unique services that truly capture the life of your loved one, and may be as elaborate or as simple as the family wishes.

Memorial services may be held at a time and location of the family’s choosing, and may immediately follow the death, at a later date, or as an annual remembrance. Our funeral directors may also recommend that family and friends share personal stories, photos, or songs of the lost loved one to truly capture their beautiful spirit and create a unique and memorable tribute.

May we hold funeral services at a place – such as our family’s church, a special park or beach, or another significant place – other than at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill’s facilities?

Absolutely. Funeral services for loved ones may be held at any location of the family’s choosing, and may include:

• Synagogues
• Churches
• Mosques
• Family or friend’s home
• Significant locations, such as special parks, beaches, or golf courses
• Reception halls

We are also able to coordinate any additional future or annual memorial events that our families choose to remember their special person.

FAQs for Preplanning Funeral & Cremation Options in Marietta, GA

Can I preplan my cremation and memorialization at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill?
Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Metro Atlanta encourages the preplanning of funeral arrangements due to the many benefits this offers you and your loved ones, including:

  • Providing your loved ones with a clear picture of your final wishes.
  • Alleviate any worry from your loved ones about funeral plans
  • Option of prefunding and arranging a payment plan
  • Planning at your preferred pace with reliable knowledge and facts
  • Comfort of understanding and choosing your final wishes

When should I begin preplanning my funeral arrangements in Metro Atlanta at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill?

We recommend preplanning your funeral arrangements as you update your Will to ensure that your final wishes are recorded for your loved ones. At Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill, we provide reliable information to ensure that your decisions are well-informed, and we are able to arrange a prefunding payment plan to alleviate any financial concerns you may have.

Where will my family find my desires and wishes as I’ve outlined in my funeral, cremation or cemetery plan?

If your prearrangements have been prefunded, our staff will securely retain your personal wishes and information at our Marietta, Georgia facility. Let your loved ones knows that your preferred provider is Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park so they’ll know who to contact in the event of your passing. If your prearrangements are not prefunded and you are using our preplanning guide, be sure to share your final wishes with a loved one and let them know where your documents are stored.