Live Streaming Services Now Offered to Local Families

Live streaming funeral and memorial services are now being offered to families in the Lynchburg, Bedford and Roanoke areas so friends and families have the option of coming together to grieve their loss without the risk of spreading COVID-19. Streaming options include video recording and Facebook Live.

In compliance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Funeral Directors Association and the Virginia State and local Health Departments, Tharp is providing a variety of options to accommodate safe ways for families to grieve the loss of their loved ones.

“We are here to help families find healthy ways to grieve,” said Chris Tharp, Owner of Tharp Funeral Home. “Within the current social distancing restrictions, we are providing alternative ways to begin the grieving process. Rituals and services that pay tribute to our loved ones are part of a healthy grief cycle because through them, we help one another tote the burden of grief. As my father has always said, ‘Grief shared is grief diminished.’”

Utilizing the online funeral planning tool, as well as arrangements made over the phone and email, families can plan their loved ones’ services entirely from home. Live streaming offers families an option to conduct services while connecting in a virtual manner. Extensive and regular cleaning procedures are being conducted at all Tharp locations that follow the updated recommendations from the CDC. Additionally, modifications have been made on-site to accommodate safe, on-site services that comply with the directives of local and state authorities.

Families concerned about coronavirus and its impact on funerals, visitations and memorial services can go to, or call 434-237-9424 for all updated information. For immediate arrangements, Tharp can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory is proud to be the most often selected funeral home and crematory in Central Virginia, offering affordable funeral and cremation arrangements and services, preplanning, burials, cremation planning and pet loss services. As a family-owned and operated community resource, Tharp has proudly served Central Virginia for nearly a century with locations in Lynchburg, Bedford, Smith Mountain Lake, Madison Heights and Roanoke. Tharp’s mission is to provide the community with the highest level of service and attention to detail, at an affordable cost. Tharp takes great pride in attentively assisting families plan a healing tribute for their loved one that they can look back on with pride and satisfaction.