Funeral Home Cremations Glade Spring, VA

Working with a Funeral Home and Cremations Provider in Glade Spring, VA





Farris Funeral Service and Crematory was opened in 1952 and has always been owned by the Farris family. In fact, we are the only funeral home in Washington County that has continued to be owned and managed by the same family. We pride ourselves on making our facility feel like a second home — a true place for peace, comfort, and warmth. Our facility is equipped to provide you and your family only the very best and we invite you to explore all that we have to offer.

We understand that losing a loved one is difficult and the process of planning services can be overwhelming. Our staff is available around the clock, and you may call us at any time with questions or concerns. 

What Our Families Are Saying



Services of remembrance, including funerals and memorials, are ceremonial acts of great meaning. They help surviving friends and family to find meaning in their loss, and to create a space where the burden of grief can be shared. No one needs to mourn alone. Working with a funeral home and cremations care provider in Glade Spring, VA can help families to plan and carry out a memorable service.

Although funeral planning is never an easy task to undertake, working with a quality provider makes the experience much more manageable. They will handle the event details and logistics of the occasion. You will need to make certain decisions and to provide the needed information so that the funeral firm you hire can do their work. Take time to review this information so that you will be ready to answer the following:

Cremation or Traditional Burial

When there is no advanced planning in place, families need to choose how they want to lay their fallen loved ones to the final rest. There are unique advantages to both service styles, so it really comes down to preference:

  • Traditional Burials are a meaningful way for families to honor the person who has died. As a funeral service, the body is present in a casket at the occasion. If a viewing is held, all who wish to come and pay their last respects are given the opportunity to do so. The traditional funeral can be a celebration of life and love for the fallen.

  • Cremation Care provides families the benefit of options. While the ashes can still be buried similar to a casket, they can also be kept at home in a keepsake urn. Other choices include scattering, using them in monuments and markers, made into cremation jewelry or thumbprint jewelry. The service style is also more flexible, allowing for direct cremation, cremation with service, or cremation with reception, or memorial service.

Date and Time

After you know how you will disposition the remains of your loved one, you can consider the timeline of the remembrance service. A funeral service occurs soon after death since the body of the person who has died is in attendance. A memorial can be held months or years after the death occurs since only their ashes remain.

Service Leader

The service can be led by a faith leader, such as a pastor, rabbi, minister. If religion was not a part of the deceased’s life, another qualified professional could lead the service. Individuals include life celebrants, funeral directors, family members, or friends of the fallen. There is no wrong choice in the matter, but it does need to be thought through, and the invitation extended to the person you wish to conduct the service.

Service Attendance

Think about the deceased’s social connections. If you’re tasked to share details of the service location and date with these people, you need to know who they are. Start a list, writing down the names of family and close friends. From there, think about the different areas of the deceased’s social life. Groups they may have associated with include people at their place of work or business, hobby or activity friends, community or religious affiliations, and school or other civic connections.

Call family and friends personally to invite them to attend the services. Give yourself plenty of time to contact and converse with them. Others can be informed and invited by email or social media, or an obituary listing online or in a local newspaper. Share the information openly if the service is for the public. You won’t need to send any formal invitations. Just make the information readily available, and those who want to come will make an effort to come.

Service Amenities

Regardless of whether you will be holding a traditional funeral home service or cremation service in Glade Spring, VA, you’ll need to consider the peripheral niceties. Think about ambiance, décor, a memorabilia display, audio-video recordings, webcast services, family luncheon or refreshment offerings, catered receptions, informal gatherings, and more. You want these things to appropriately honor the life of the person who has passed on. In this way, the personalization of the service matters. Getting these details right helps those who remain to remember their relationship with the deceased and to draw meaning from the experience of paying their last respects.

The Preferred Funeral Home and Cremations Service in Glade Spring, VA

Life is precious. When it slips away, our professionals are here to carry the burden of helping you to honor the deceased in a personal, meaningful way. At Farris Funeral Service, Inc. – Main Street Chapel, we’ll see you through the difficult moment. We are a full-service provider of both traditional funeral home and cremations care in Glade Spring, VA. For preneed or at-need service, visit us at 427 E Main St Abingdon, VA 24210 United States, or call for a conversation with a member of our dedicated staff at (276) 623-2700.

Funeral & Cremation FAQs

  • Eligibility for Social Security Benefits?
    • A widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled), or at any age if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled
    • A divorced widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled) if the marriage lasted 10 years, or if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled
    • Unmarried children up to 18 (19 if they are attending a primary or secondary school full- time)
    • Children who were disabled before reaching 22, as long as they remained disabled
    • Dependent parent or parents 62 or older
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