Today, many people are considering cremation as an alternative to the traditional burial service. The planning of a cremation comes down to a matter of personal choice. You can choose from having a casket service with a public viewing followed by a cremation, a cremation followed by a memorial service held at your church or at the funeral home or direct cremation with no service.
Following the cremation process, families may choose to inter the cremated remains at a cemetery, scatter the cremated remains, keep them in their home or any combination of these options.
The following are the choices of cremation services:
Consists of a traditional funeral service including embalming, preparation of the body, professional services of the funeral director, cremation casket, visitation, funeral service at the funeral home or church and the cremation process. These services are similar to those of a traditional service with the exception that following the funeral service, the casket is taken to the crematory and not the cemetery.
Consists of the removal of the body from the place of death, the professional service of the funeral director, the cremation process and a memorial service held at the funeral home or church. (A purchase of a casket is not required for this service).
Simple direct cremation without any service or body present for reviewal. Service includes removal from place of death within a 30 mile radius, preparation and filing of all the necessary notices, authorizations and consents, crematory fee and container for cremation.