MOOERS Ross Funeral Home offers high-quality service with a personal touch, giving families the opportunity to remember their loved ones with the dignity they deserve. Cory Ross, president and director of Ross Funeral Home, has 14 years experience in the funeral service industry. In that time, he has worked with families and individuals from across the region in making funeral preparations, going over each facet of arrangements in meticulous detail. A North Country native, Ross said he understands the importance of making his customers feel at ease when preplanning their own services and in helping the bereaved making decisions at a time when making preparations is the last thing they want on their mind. Preplanning is a great thing to do and something we offer here, said Ross. By preplanning, you know youre getting what your wishes are and it saves your family from having to go through that at a time when they should be simply allowed to grieve. It really makes it easier for the family if arrangements are made ahead of time. However, when families come in to prepare for a funeral, I treat them like theyre a member of my own family, Ross continued. I think about how I would want members of my family to be treated and cared for, and thats how I try to do things here. Ross Funeral Home has been at its new location on U.S. Route 11 since March, having moved from a previous location downtown where it opened in October 2007. The state-of-the art, spacious 5,000-square-foot facility offers ample parking and a high-class, professional decor sure to suit any taste. The main room offers enough seating to accommodate even the largest of families without sacrificing comfort. A viewing area centered around a large flat-screen television make it possible for families to view video tributes of their loved ones as part of their services. When this facility was designed, I kept in mind the large families we have in the area, and a need to have room for many people during a service, said Ross. The video tributes, which Ross Funeral Home can arrange, are also a fitting way to remember loved ones and help say goodbye, Ross added. Its something that is definitely popular now, he said. And, its very important. It gives you closure and it gives the family what they need peace of mind. When someone comes to their funeral, we want to make sure it is a tribute to their life, a celebration, Ross continued. Thats why the type of service youll get here is of the highest quality. Were not as large of a funeral home as one in a big city, so we can take the time thats necessary to work with families in preparing all the details of their services. That service, Ross added, includes helping families and those preplanning their funerals with making arrangements with memorial companies, florists, caterers and virtually any other ancillary services one could need. Ross Funeral Home offers free consultations so preparations may be made after all options have been fully examined, said Ross. Going over decisions like whether or not to host calling hours and whether services should be at the funeral home or the church, are all things a funeral director can provide information about to help you decide, he said. The prices of funeral services can run the gamut from the most modest of services to the most extravagant, Ross added. It all depends on what the customer wants, he said. Theres really something for everyones budget, said Ross. The best thing someone can do is contact us and we can sit down to go over all the different options. Most of all, the benefit of preplanning and prepaying for funeral services is that once services are paid for, their cost is guaranteed never to increase, Ross added. Ross Funeral Home, located at 2586 U.S. Route 11, is easy to find, one-half mile west on Route 11 from State Route 22 or seven miles west on Route 11 from Exit 42 off Interstate 87. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Ross Funeral Home at 236-2222.