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.
- 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.