HATTIESBURG,MS— Moore Funeral Services, a family owned and operated business, opened a new Care Center in July to serve the company’s four facilities in South-Central Mississippi. The enterprise consists of two fully staffed funeral homes and two chapels.
Situated on the property of the main location in Hattiesburg, the Care Center is a free-standing 2,900-square-foot structure consisting of a two-station preparation room, dressing room, crematory with family viewing room and retort, office and garage.
Duncan Stuart Todd, the preparation room specialists, was selected to design and equip the preparation room with the firm’s premier source package. A registered architect, Duncan Todd also designed the entire building after which the construction project was turned over to a local architect.
As a thoughtful and often unusual accommodation to the families they serve, Greg Moore, funeral director and vice-president, went the extra mile to provide a facility, completely separate from the funeral home proper, for those who have chosen cremation. Families are able to enter the crematory directly into a comfortable environment for private viewing and identification.
Speaking of the preparation and dressing room, Moore is especially pleased to have provided his twin sons, Brett and Steven, with a modern state-of-the-art facility in which to work. “The space, the lighting and particularly the PrepAir and PrepArm ventilation systems are extremely nice,” he stated, “making it a pleasant and efficient workplace.”
Moore also commented that the consulting services DST gave to the contractor was a real benefit, relieving him of much of the detail involved in construction and installation.
With the NFDA annual convention in Nashville in the offing, Moore recalled that his niece’s wedding reception was held in the Ryman auditorium.
Moore Funeral Services has locations in Hattiesburg, Petal, Purvis, and Wiggins, MS. All facilities are served by the new Care Center. A member of the International Order of the Golden Rule, the Moore family is firmly committed to the organization’s motto, “Service measured not by gold, but by the Golden Rule.” For additional details, visit www.moorefuneralservices.com.