Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory is a family-owned and operated business, offering on-site crematory services. The firm provides a range of cremation choices, from scattering on the family farm to having the remains ensconced in a sundial urn or buried in a family plot. Established in 1933, the firm organizes catered receptions in its large visitation rooms. It also offers complementary free video and audiotape of the funeral service using state-of-the-art equipment, as well as chapel services. The firm s Web site provides resources, such as guide to writing an obituary, letters and notes of condolence, importance of having a will, frequently asked questions regarding pre-need funeral planning, and veteran's burial benefits. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory has locations in Lynchburg, Bedford and Hardy, Va.