Charter Funeral Home was opened in May 1997. We were born from Alabama’s first cremation society, the Charter Cremation Society, which was formed in 1994. In a world dominated by corporations, we take pride in remaining a family owned and operated business. Because we remain family owned, we offer an uncommon personal touch in our business.
The funeral home is located in the Saginaw community halfway between Alabaster and Calera. We are conveniently located to assist North/Central Alabama, greater Birmingham, and Shelby County. The facility is set against a gorgeous backdrop of woodland areas. This rural setting provides a peaceful atmosphere conducive to honoring those we love. The funeral home itself combines traditional decor with the modern features found in today’s funeral homes. We focus on having a well-lit building to bring in the light and avoid the dark, depressing atmosphere common amongst other funeral homes.
Charter Funeral Home also contains an on-site crematory. This is a rare feature because most funeral homes have to ship the body to a separate crematory before returning the remains. Because we handle cremations on-site, the bodies never have to leave the premises. We use state-of-the-art equipment for all cremation processes. For those who choose cremation, we offer the Charter Cremation Society to assure their final wishes are done accordingly.
We offer a full range of merchandise in the showroom. A full display of caskets and urns are available to view inside the facility. The inventory is hand selected by our staff and covers a variety of options to fit any budget. Our experts will assist you through the process.
In summary, Charter Funeral and Crematory combines family-owned business practices with modern facilities to create the best experience during difficult times. While no one is ready for the unexpected, we strive to make the process as easy as possible. We hope you will choose us when the time comes.
Set across a serene landscape, our 11,000 square foot facility offers all the amenities of a modern funeral home. In addition, the Charter Memorial Scatter Garden provides a beautiful setting for families.