Southern Funeral Care offers unsurpassed funeral services to Brandon and Riverview area families. With more than 50 years of combined service in the funeral industry, our expert staff specializes in creating unique personal tributes with keen attention to detail.



                              CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDING

                                     VISITATIONS AND/OR SERVICES

At Southern Funeral Care, our ultimate goal and concern will always be the health, safety and welfare of the families we serve and our employees. With this in mind, these are the guidelines we will be following during this pandemic crisis, until further information is received from the CDC or Federal/Local government. As more information is received, adjustment will be made to these guidelines. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your family but, we have to look at the public safety of our community as a whole.


 1) Only (2) two family members may attend the funeral arrangement conference. We will also attempt to handle as much of the funeral arranging over the telephone and/or email/fax to reduce the amount of personal interaction and/or exposure as possible.

 2) Since it can be extremely difficult to restrict the number of people that attend a visitation or funeral service at the funeral home and infections and deaths have already been reported from attending funeral services, we have made the difficult decision to not allow any type of visitation/viewing and/or funeral/memorial service inside of our facility or other enclosed location.

 3) We are encouraging any family considering burial/entombment to have a graveside service. Federal CDC guidelines will be strictly enforced at the graveside allowing ONLY, up to, 10 people to attend and a safe distancing shall be maintained before, during and/or after the graveside service. Some cemeteries may have their own guidelines for attendance. (National Cemeteries are not allowing any committal services at this time, only direct burial).

 4) We are encouraging cremation families to select a direct cremation, at this time, and once this pandemic is concluded, to arrange for a public memorial service to honor their loved one.


 We understand fully that these minimal type services may not be what you want at this time but, we are attempting to continue to serve and protect our families, employees and general public as far as the CDC, Federal and Local Government will allow. Thank you for your understanding during this crisis.

                    Kevin Talbert                                Mark C. Vargo, Sr.



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