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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

Will the funeral home charge a handling fee or any extra charge for purchasing a casket online, or another source?

No. It is against the law. No handling fee will be, or should be charged. It is illegal for a funeral home to charge a handling fee for purchasing a casket elsewhere since the passing of the FTC’s Funeral Rule.

Is a casket required for cremation?

No, a casket is never required for cremation, however many people may choose a cremation casket for consideration of a casket showing at a funeral, or a more dignified way of cremation. Cremation caskets are among the cheap caskets available

What is a cemetery service?

A cemetery service involves the opening and closing graves, crypts or niches; setting grave liners and vaults; setting markers; and long-term maintenance of cemetery grounds and facilities. These services are typically performed within the funeral services provided by a funeral