Funeral services in Ardmore affected by COVID-19

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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - An Ardmore funeral home is forced to limit who can attend a funeral service due to COVID-19.

An Ardmore funeral home is forced to limit who can attend a funeral service due to COVID-19. So, they plan to make services available online

The Craddock Funeral Home in Ardmore will continue the healing process for families by live streaming services online.

"Nothing like this has ever happened as far as I know,” said Kyle Craddock, Craddock Funeral Home director. "Right now the only thing we can do is to limit family, but we will open that up as soon as we have live streaming up and going."

Since the CDC provided guidelines for mass gatherings, Craddock said he’s been forced to allow only family members during funeral services. So, only 10 family members or less can attend.

"I feel bad doing it, but at the same time I thought it was necessary, you know, to keep that family safe, keep our community safe and keep our staff safe. Right now I think it's best for everyone,” said Craddock.

Craddock said as soon as their new camera gear comes in, people will be one click away to attend a funeral service while staying at home.

"We'll put that link to our obituary site and our Facebook page, and the public will be able to access the services from there,” said Craddock.

Families can also schedule a memorial service for a later date, so those who couldn’t be there in person can pay their respects.