Funerals serve an important purpose: they allow us to recognize a life that was lived and acknowledge that the life has come to an end. Funerals exist for the living, for survivors who suffer the loss of a loved one.
We understand that every family is different. Influences such as religious and cultural traditions, cost concerns and personal preferences make each funeral as unique as the person who is being honored. We will discuss the many options and details that make each of our services a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one
Gilliam Funeral Home is a full service funeral home. We offer a large selection of caskets, vaults, urns and grave monuments. We own and operate our own crematory and monument company. Our funeral home is designed to be a modern funeral home with it's very spacious interior and large parking area.
If the Big Stone Gap or Appalachia area is your or your loved one's home town and where the funeral services will be held, simply call Gilliam Funeral Home, and we can make all the arrangements for you.
It is recommended, when you are arranging for a cremation, that the planning be done prior to immediate need. This gives you the benefit of making arrangements without the pressure of time.
The first thing you need to do is to put your wishes in writing. You cannot authorize your own cremation and therefore the next of kin(s) must be in agreement if a cremation is to take place.
When choosing a funeral home for cremation, here are some questions to ask:
618 Wood Ave. West
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219