Funerals/Moving a body from one grave to another cemetery
Follow-Ups to Answer from Expert Jay R. Roberts, C.F.S.P.
weatherbird wrote at 2013-02-18 22:10:39
There is a custom you can follow....if you have not already bought a headstone for your mother, then you can buy a joint headstone for the two of them...your father's grave would remain empty, but the headstone on his side would say "In memory of..." and give his name and details. Your mother's side would be a typical headstone. If you already have your mother's headstone, then you can buy a stone for your father and place it next to hers...saying, "in memory of...buried in.." You also could place some of your father's memorabilia beneath his headstone before it is set in place. Do this for his or her birthday or anniversary and have a family gathering. At this point in time, the earth has probably reclaimed your father's earthly body, so it is best to let it go--ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
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I have been in the funeral business for 30 years dealing with all aspects of the funeral industry. I am a certified funeral service practioner, a crematory manager, serve on both the Cremation Association of North Carolina and the Crematory Authority of the North Carolina Board of Funeral service.