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Can We Plan a Memorial for a Loved One Who Died Last Year?

August 2, 2021

For many families in Cridersville, the coronavirus outbreak dramatically changed the way they said goodbye to loved ones who died. No more visitations with guests giving one another handshakes and hugs to offer support. No more open, public funerals as loved ones near and far gather… Read More

How to Make a Veteran’s Funeral Special

July 12, 2021

Our staff at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home agrees there is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. We will never forget moving moments like these: Soldiers presenting the folded American flag to a grieving family. A bugler playing Taps. A three-gun volley fired… Read More

Creating a Memorial Garden Helps in Healing After a Loss

July 6, 2021

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener.” Our Bayliff & Son Funeral Home staff wants to give this sentiment a new twist by saying, “If you want help healing after a loss, be a gardener.” In… Read More

Your Questions about Cremation…Answered

June 7, 2021

For families in Cridersville the choice of whether to have a traditional burial or cremation can be very personal. You have to take into consideration preferences, religious and cultural beliefs, and budget. At Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, we believe, ultimately, you have to decide what makes… Read More

Meaningful Ways to Honor a Veteran

June 2, 2021

Throughout our many years of serving Cridersville families, For us, it’s one way to say thank you to those brave men and women who give so much to protect our American ideals of freedom, justice, and equality. Our servicemen and women magnify the courage and national pride that sets… Read More

What are Our Options? Alternatives to Traditional Funerals

May 10, 2021

If a member of our care team asked you what you envision for your own funeral, what would you say? Would it look like other services you have attended, perhaps held in a place of worship or a funeral home? Would you want a formal gathering, solemn in… Read More

The Physical Effects of Grief

May 5, 2021

When Diane’s mother died after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s, Diane felt both grieved and relieved. For years, she had juggled caregiving for her mother, a demanding job as a nurse, and parenting two teenagers. It was an exhausting combination. Diane figured that after her mother’s… Read More

How To Embrace Life During a Season Of Uncertainty

April 12, 2021

Families in Cridersville know that life changes are around every corner. With all the uncertainty we’re consistently exposed to, especially under COVID-19 circumstances, it’s possible you may be feeling a bit unsure of what happens next. While no one really knows the answer, we do know that uncertainty can’t… Read More

Local Impact of Family Ownership

April 7, 2021

At Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, we’re firm believers that family is everything, and because our family has been in the area for generations, our roots run deep here in Cridersville. For over 75 years, families have looked to us for help during life’s most difficult… Read More

When You Don’t Know What to Say at a Visitation

March 8, 2021

We’ve talked to countless people in Cridersville  over the years who have a story like this one: My elderly neighbor died last week and I read in her online obituary that there’s a visitation, funeral, and reception this weekend. I cared about my neighbor and want to… Read More