Category Archive for "FAQ’s"

What is cremation?

It’s the process of reducing the body to ashes and bone fragments through the use of intense heat. The process usually takes two to four hours. Depending on the size of the body, the cremated remains will weigh three to

How much does cremation cost?

If an undertaker is used to transport the body, obtain permits, and file the death certificate, the average fee is $1,200 (in 2008). However, prices can vary from about $500 to well over $3,000, often in the same market. If

What can be done with the ashes after cremation?

They can be placed in a niche in a columbarium, buried, scattered, or kept by the family. Cremated remains are sterile and pose no health hazard. Their disposition is, for the most part, not controlled, provided the landowner grants permission.

Is a funeral service necessary?

No. However many people may choose a funeral services for a final goodbye surrounded by all those who loved or knew the person. Specific to a funeral where person will be cremated, a visitation and a funeral service with a

Where are caskets shipped from?

All caskets and urns are shipped from our network warehouses throughout the United States to expedite the delivery process. We only ship to the United States of America at this time. Special requests can be made for Canadian or international

How soon will my casket be shipped?

Caskets will be ordered and shipped as soon as an order has been placed and are primarily delivered via Fedex. Normal delivery time is next day delivery if ordered before noon eastern standard time. Rush same day delivery is also

Which caskets include Standard Next-Day Delivery?

All wood caskets and metal caskets include standard next-day delivery. See Sales & Delivery Policy for more information, or visit our casket delivery schedule to see how fast your casket can be delivered. Options available include overnight casket delivery, next-day

What’s better, wood casket or metal casket?

100% personal choice and preference. Some purchase metal caskets so the casket maintains its integrity once buried. But then others who prefer wood caskets tend to do so that like the natural elements of the body, the casket can disintegrate

Will my cemetery accept a gravesite marker or memorial market if I purchase from a 3rd party?

You may purchase a marker or monument from a source other than the funeral home, cemetery or mortuary, but it also must meet cemetery standards, and the cemetery may not charge a setting fee if the monument company sets it

Will my funeral home charge me a special handling fee for a casket bought online?

No. It is illegal for a funeral establishment to charge a handling fee if you wish to use a family-built casket or purchase one from someplace other than the funeral home, such as a cheaper casket online. It is also

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