Charter Funeral Home Establishes Company to Serve Veterans, Offers New Features on Website

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The staff of Veterans Funeral and Cremation Society is trained to handle details of making burial and cremation arrangements for veterans.

Charter Funeral Home and Crematory, with parent company Charter Cremation Society, continues to provide families with improved service features and offerings. The creation of sister company, Veterans Funeral and Cremation Society, and added features on the recently released website (http://www.charterfuneral.com), demonstrate the desire to be an industry leader for this suburban Birmingham funeral home and crematory.

Veterans Funeral and Cremation Society was founded to provide traditional burial or cremation services for U.S. veterans and their families at reduced costs. The staff of Veterans Funeral and Cremation Society is trained to handle details of making burial and cremation arrangements for veterans.

The company promotes the use of veterans cemeteries and is located at Charter Funeral Home and Crematory, which is only a few minutes away from the new Alabama National Cemetery in Shelby County. Veterans, their spouses and dependent children are entitled to free cemetery spaces, grave markers and grave liners at a veterans cemetery.

"As an organization, we wanted to create something special for our veterans who have served our country," says Bill Grant, a military veteran and co-owner of Charter Funeral Home and Veterans Funeral and Cremation Society.

Whether traditional funeral and burial or cremation is preferred, Veterans Funeral and Cremation Society is uniquely positioned to offer quality services.

Expanded website

The newest addition to Charter Funeral Home and Crematory’s website is a “Guest Book” feature. As Charter Funeral Home adds online obituaries to the main page of the site, friends and loved ones can offer condolences to the family online.

Just below the individual's online obituary is an entry offering listed as “Guest Book.” When someone clicks on “Guest Book,” it opens up an area that allows an individual to type in words of love and encouragement. Family members and others can then read the caring words that have been shared.

In addition, the website now offers a link to enrollment forms for those who are interested in becoming a member of either the Charter Cremation Society or Veterans Funeral and Cremation Society.

By becoming a member of either society, one makes known what his or her wishes are at the time of passing. Pertinent information is collected on the membership form, which simplifies the process at the time of the member's death. In addition, members receive a discount at the time of need.

Caring, personal service

Since the construction of Charter Funeral Home and Crematory in May 1997 and the inception of Alabama’s first cremation society (Charter Cremation Society) in 1994, local owners and staff have been striving to treat each and every family as if they were family members of their own.

"Our goal as a company is to earn the privilege to provide services to the public," Grant says. "Our owners and staff do not believe we deserve the right just because we are in business, which is why we consider it essential to provide compassionate, caring services that satisfy the needs and desires of each and every customer."

Quality services, along with more-than-reasonable prices, sets Charter Funeral Home and Crematory, Charter Cremation Society, and Veterans Funeral and Cremation Society apart from all others in the company’s competitive markets.

Charter Funeral Home and Crematory, Charter Cremation Society, and Veterans Funeral and Cremation Society are located at 2521 U.S. Hwy. 31 S., Calera, AL, 35040. Staff members can be contacted locally at (205) 621-0800 or toll-free at (800) 953-5884. The company's fax number is (205) 621-2549, and the website address is http://www.charterfuneral.com.

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Chuck Evans
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