Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes & Cremation Services has cared for families in the Charlotte County area since 1907. More than memorials, our range of services today includes obituaries, event planning, pre-arrangement counseling and pet cremation. With a professional staff and relaxed atmosphere, we help people from all backgrounds celebrate life.
Centre célébration d'une vie
L'établissement est conçu pour les célébrations funéraires personnalisées
Chapelle à espace adaptable
Notre chapelle peut être utilisée pour vos événements religieux
Arrangements par téléphone ou par courriel
Planification funéraire complète sans visite à la maison funéraire
Production d'un vidéo hommage
Services disponibles pour créer un hommage vidéo pour le service ou un montage à partir de photos et de vidéos
- Équipement audio et vidéo
- Escorte de police disponible
Commodités religieuses et culturelles
- Salle Tahara
- Toilette rituelle
Nous souhaitons que vous soyez confiant dans la planification de funérailles pour vous ou une personne aimée. Voici quelques-uns des avantages uniques que nous offrons pour aider à soulager les fardeaux émotionnels et financiers de votre famille.
Transfert des préarrangements
Dossier de planification personnelle
Avis de décès en ligne gratuit
Protection des prix
Expert de la gratitude envers les vétérans
Protection loin de la maison
Célébration de la vie
Ligne Compassion 24 heures
Un service garanti à 100 %
Avis de décès récents
Des guides gratuits envoyés dans votre boite de courriel.
Nous vous enverrons ces gratuits qui vous informeront à propos de tout ce que vous devez savoir au sujet des funérailles, de la crémation, des célébrations de la vie, des propriétés de cimetière et des avantages pour les vétérans.
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Our welcoming Florida funeral home
Kays-Ponger & Uselton in Port Charlotte is a comfortable venue to plan funerals, memorials, remembrance receptions and cremations. Whether you are looking to hold aservice, or gathering, we are here to guide you every step of the way.
Our Harbor Boulevard funeral home has a nondenominational chapel for small services. We accommodate larger celebrations at Kays-Ponger & Uselton in Punta Gorda or any other location that you choose—church or cemetery, boathouse or beach. Our goal is to create a memorable event that tells a personalized story.
Let’s celebrate life
The compassionate professionals at Kays-Ponger & Uselton pride themselves on asking good questions and catering to your needs. Certified funeral celebrants specialize in creating services that deeply reflect the personality of yourself or your loved one. These services are as unique as the lives lived. They are a priceless opportunity to share a person’s passions and create a lasting, healing memory.
With a custom memorial, you can celebrate in the way that fits your family’s traditions and preferences. We are happy to arrange—from a breakfast buffet to a sit-down dinner, cake and coffee to an ice cream social. We can decorate any way you choose, turning a space into a beachcomber’s paradise, a fisherman’s dream, a book club tribute or a poker den. Start with a story—we’ll take it from there, arranging every detail from venue to food to music and more.
Not everyone knows that there are manychoices. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different memorial and burial options. From a direct cremation without a service or a witness to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice.
Cremations are performed at the private crematory at Kays-Ponger & Uselton in Punta Gorda. If desired, cremated remains may be buried at Gulf Pines Memorial Park.
Distinguished veteran services
Our part of Florida is home to a large population of U.S. military veterans. When it comes to honoring those, our level of dedication and commitment is unrivaled. There is no limit to what we will do to recognize, honor and pay respect to the courageous men and women who risked their lives for our country.
To that end, we offer extra services and recognition to fallen veterans that include:
• Veteran’s first call—When we transport the deceased veteran, we drape the stretcher with the American flag.
• Veteran’s final march—When we accompany the veteran to his or her final resting place, the coach is identified with the American flag and the emblem of the veteran’s branch of service. For those who want a truly special march, we offer a horse-drawn carriage.
• Pallbearer identification—We identify pallbearers by providing each with a lapel pin of the American flag as our gift to them in recognition of their service to a veteran.
• Patriot’s walk—Prior to the arrival of the funeral procession, the cemetery staff installs a double row of flags from the road where the coach will stop to the graveside, creating a patriot’s walk in honor of the veteran. The gravesite is also decorated with special draping for the chairs and lowering device.
• Honor guard—Our local Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Posts maintain a volunteer group of veterans to serve as an honor guard to provide a final salute to a comrade.
Other options range from a dove release and cannon firing to the playing of Taps. Veterans are also eligible for valuable savings on pre-planned funeral and cremation services.
Pet cremations and memorials
Kays-Ponger & Uselton wants to be there for your whole family—including your cherished pets. We offer cremation services for all sizes of dogs, cats, birds and other small animals. Forever celebrate your beloved pet with an
Pet cremations take place at the private crematory at Kays-Ponger & Uselton in Punta Gorda and are never co-mingled. You may bring your pet to us or have us pick up at your home or veterinarian’s office. Should you wish to memorialize your pet’s cremated remains, Gulf Pines Memorial Park’s Companion Meadow accommodates both pets and their owners among its tall pines.
Lean on us
We are always available to take your call right away, day or night, and we welcome you to tour the funeral home. Please don’t hesitate to reach out, whether you areor have an .
The history of Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes & Cremation Services reaches back well over a century, when McClelland Funeral Home opened in 1907. That location would eventually become Kays-Ponger Funeral Home when, in 1972, Edward Ponger and Ronald Kays, both long-time Charlotte County residents, merged their funeral homes—Kays Funeral Home and Ponger Funeral Home—into a partnership that served all of Charlotte County.
Meanwhile, Steven Annecone, Robert Brady and Ray Williams opened a second location of their Lemon Bay Funeral Home to serve the Venice and North Port communities. In 1975, they joined Edward and Ronald and changed the name of their Venice business to Kays-Ponger, in the hopes of serving more families.
In 2005, Edward and Ronald merged their funeral homes with that of another long-time Charlotte County resident’s, when Michael Uselton, managing partner of Remembrance Services of Florida, acquired the firms. That’s when the name Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes & Cremation Services came to be.
Today, the Kays-Ponger & Uselton group of funeral homes are part of the Dignity Memorial network.
Commentaires des clients
"I didn�t know what to expect as far as a viewing was concerned, but would have to say they did a wonderful job for us and our mom."
Verified Cremation Customer
"I USED KAYS PONGER & USELTON FOR BOTH OF MY PARENTS CREMATION. THEY WERE VERY HELPFUL AND HEARTFELT TO MAKE THIS AS PAINLESS AS THEY COULD I THANK THEM SINCERELY FROM MY HEART."
Verified Cremation Customer
"Very pleased with all service. Staff were very compassionate and supportive. My husband would have been proud."
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"We have used kays-ponger funeral homes for decades now, and we will continue to use them, they always go above and beyond, great team, caring people."
Verified Burial Customer
"All the staff were very professional and easy going."
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer