Informational Bulletin on Funerals and COVID-19


Due to the Corona virus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the funeral homes in Southeast Georgia have an obligation to protect the welfare of our families in the community.  While we choose to walk by faith and not fear, we must exercise sound judgment, respect and comply with guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), while continuing to serve our families in times of need.

Effective immediately and in place until further notice, the following guidelines have been adopted by the funeral homes in Southeast Georgia:

  • Please limit in-person visits to necessary pre-need and at-need funeral business or to handle financial and insurance matters.  We will be happy to assist via telephone, fax or email.  As always, we will be accessible 24 hours a day in order to serve you.
  • With the current recommendation to limit mass gatherings to very small numbers, we will conduct only graveside/memorial services in open, outdoor areas.
  •  Formal public visitations have been suspended until further notice.  Private viewings for immediate family members will be arranged on an individual basis.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding as we work diligently to serve the community.  As guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) are altered, we will revisit our plan in order to stay in compliance.  We pray for the safety and will-being of all!

Thank you,

Alvin L. Ricketson, Jr. LFD

Other Funeral Homes in surrounding areas

  • Allison Memorial Chapel – St. Mary’s
  • Coastal Camden Funeral Home – Kingsland
  • Crosby Funeral Home – Alma
  • Frye Funeral Home – Nahunta
  • Harrington Family Funeral Services – Waycross
  • Hart Funeral Home – Blackshear
  • Howard & Jones Funeral Home – Jesup
  • Johnson Funeral Home – Douglas
  • Miles-Odum Funeral Home – Waycross
  • Music Funeral Home – Waycross
  • Pearson-Dial Funeral Home – Blackshear
  • Rainge Memorial Chapel – Blackshear
  • Relihan Funeral Home – Pearson
  • Ricketson Funeral Home – Douglas
  • Roundtree Funeral Home – Homerville
  • Royal Funeral Home – Jesup
  • Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home – Folkston
  • Sims Funeral Home – Douglas
  • Sunset Funeral Home - Kingsland