Cremation Alternatives with Anthony Funeral Homes

Cremation has become an accepted alternative to the traditional funeral. Practiced by many different civilizations, cremation is a process that oxidizes all the carbon and water in the remains leaving an ash-like residue composed mainly of minerals. A person who decides to be cremated has many options to choose from. Cremation can be combined with any funeral service including calling hours, a funeral service, or a memorial service. With cremation, families also have the choice of doing what they please with the ashes, whether that be to take the ashes home or bury them in a cemetery.

Key Benefits

-Alternative to a traditional burial.
-Can be combined with other traditional funeral practices.
-Gives families more freedom to do what they please with the remains of their loved ones.

Complete Funeral Service

Even when someone's request is to be cremated, the family may still choose to have a time to pay respect and to say good bye to their loved one. Often times before the cremation process, many choose to have a public or private viewing with a funeral service. This can be held at the funeral home or a church. We have a selection of caskets suitable for cremation or you can choose our ceremonial casket. After the funeral service, your loved would be cremated to fulfill their request. 

Memorial Service

A Memorial Service is a service without a visitation and the remains of your loved one are not present at the time of the service. The memorial service is a time to commemorate the life of your loved one. At this service, you can choose to have the urn present. This ceremony can be held at the funeral home or a church. 

Graveside Service

A graveside service is another option to remember your loved one after cremation. Families gather at the grave site where a brief ceremony is held to honor the memory of the deceased. 

Direct Cremation

Direct Cremation is when cremation occurs shortly after death, without embalming. The cremated remains are placed in an urn or other container. No viewing or visitation is involved, although a memorial service may be held at the funeral home or the church, with or without the cremated remains present.