Cremation Services

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Making the decision about what type of funeral service to have can be overwhelming. When a loved one dies, it is important to make decisions about their final arrangements. There are many different cremation services available, and it can be difficult to decide which one is right for your loved one. If you are considering cremation, it is important to know what your options are and how to choose the right cremation service for your loved one.


Cremation is the process of burning a body until it is reduced to ashes. The ashes are then placed in an urn and either buried or scattered. Cremation is an alternative to traditional burial, and it has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Cremation has been around for centuries and began to dispose of bodies that were too difficult to bury. It became more popular in the United States after World War II when there was a shortage of burial space. Today, cremation is the most popular form of body disposal in America.


Traditional Cremation

Traditional cremation is the most common type of cremation service. In this type of service, the body is first embalmed and then placed in a casket. The casket is then transported to the funeral home or chapel where the funeral ceremony will take place. After the funeral ceremony, the casket is transported to the crematorium where the body will be cremated. The ashes are then placed in an urn and either buried or scattered.

Direct Cremation

In a direct cremation service, the body is not embalmed and is not placed in a casket. The body is simply transported from the place of death to the crematorium in a cardboard box or other simple container. There is usually no funeral ceremony for direct cremation, although some people choose to have a memorial service with the cremated remains afterward.

Memorial Service with Cremated Remains

A memorial service with cremated remains can take place after either a traditional or direct cremation. In this type of service, the cremated remains are present in an urn and may be placed on a casket or pedestal. The service can be held at a funeral home, church, cemetery, or other location. The cremated remains may also be buried or scattered after the service.

Cremation Funeral with Optional Viewing

A cremation funeral with optional viewing is a cremation service that allows for public viewing of the deceased before the cremation. This type of funeral is becoming increasingly popular, as it provides people with an opportunity to say goodbye to their loved ones in a more personal way.

Cremation Funeral with Graveside services

Cremation Funeral with Graveside services refers to a type of funeral where the cremated remains of the deceased are buried in a gravesite. Typically, cremation funerals with graveside services are held at a local funeral home and include a brief ceremony in the chapel or other designated room. Following the ceremony, family and friends can gather at the gravesite to pay their respects and say goodbye. Ashes can typically be buried or scattered in any number of ways, making this type of funeral service customizable to fit the needs of each family.

Celebration of Life Service After Cremation

Celebration of life services can be many things, but typically they are a cremation service with a memorial service or gathering following. They can also be held at a funeral home. The focus is on celebrating the life of the person who has passed, rather than mourning their death.




Cemeteries are traditional places to inter ashes, and the cemetery will have rules governing whether this is allowed. Cremation is a more common practice in many areas today, so some cemeteries may only allow the burial of cremains with a concrete vault surrounding them.


Cremation Gardens

A cremation garden is a special section of a cemetery that is set aside for the burial of cremated remains. These gardens can be quite beautiful, and many people find them to be a more peaceful option than scattering ashes in a remote location or keeping them in an urn at home.


Nature Preserve

Cremated ashes can be scattered on privately owned areas of land designated as nature preserves. Cremation urns are typically smaller than coffins, so the impact of scattering ashes in a large area would be minimal. The owner will have to make sure that the place where the ashes are kept is not open to public access for long periods.



Is a structure that houses cremated remains. Columbarium walls are typically made of brick, marble, or granite and are usually inscribed with the names of the deceased. Columbaria may be inside or outside of a church or chapel. Interring cremated remains in a columbarium is a popular choice because it provides a permanent place for remembrance and visitation. It can also be less expensive and simpler than scattering cremated remains or placing them in an urn.


Decorative Urns

There are many different places you can have cremated remains interred. One option is to have them placed in a decorative urn and displayed in your home. Alternatively, you may choose to have them buried in a cemetery or memorial park.


Cremation is a distinctly different way of caring for the deceased which has many benefits to those who are left behind. Many people do not realize that there are several significant reasons why they should consider making their final arrangements as simple and uncomplicated as possible by choosing to have their loved one cremated. Regardless of whether you decide on a traditional funeral service with burial following cremation, or you choose to forego a service of any kind, cremation can provide families with the perfect option for honoring the memories of their loved ones, and here is why:

  • Less Expensive Choice: The rising cost of traditional funerals and burials has caused more and more people to consider cremation as an alternative. The need to purchase a burial plot, pay for the casket, embalming, and other funeral expenses can add up quickly, sometimes exceeding $10,000.
  • People Often Choose It for Its Simplicity: Some find it simpler and more direct than a traditional funeral service. There are no viewing or funeral services necessary with cremation, and the process is much simpler than burial.
  • Provides More Flexibility: One of the most common reasons is that cremation provides greater flexibility than a traditional burial. With cremation, it is often possible to hold a memorial service at a time that is more convenient for relatives and friends.
  • More Options with Regards to Memorialization: Cremation offers families a full range of options with regards to memorializing their loved ones with a cremation memorial service or a traditional burial ceremony including visitation, funeral services, and/or memorialization. One way to commemorate a loved one is to read scripture passages, poetry, literary quotes, and play the music that was meaningful to them. You can also display photos and videos of the deceased person. Doing something special to honor your loved one's memory is a way to help you cope with their death.