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The Different Types of Cremation Services

Published: May 3, 2021

Over the years, cremation has become one of the most preferred funeral services of families who have lost someone dear to them. Even people who make arrangements prior to their demise are drawn to this option.

One reason for this is its affordability. Also, different types of cremation services give the relatives of the deceased several choices on how to honor their loved ones. These include the following:

  • Cremation Paired With a Memorial Service
    This option follows a conventional memorial service. The only difference is that the person's cremated remains is present during the ceremony. 

    The deceased's family can decide how they would like to celebrate the life of their dearly departed. They can choose when and where they would like to hold the memorial service. It can be personalized, allowing flexibility for those organizing the ceremony.
  • Cremation Paired With a Traditional Funeral
    Among the various types of cremation services, this option can be the most costly since the deceased will have to be embalmed and placed in a casket. It can be closed or left open during the funeral so that guests will have the opportunity to view and visit their dearly departed. 

    The relatives of the deceased typically hold the service in a church or chapel. And then, after the funeral, the deceased will be cremated instead of being buried.
  • Cremation Without a Ceremony
    This option is more commonly known as direct cremation. Compared to the others, this is the simplest and most affordable since there is no need to embalm or view the body, which requires buying or renting a casket. The family only has to pay for the transportation and cremation fee of the deceased, plus complete some paperwork.
  • Cremation With Ash Scattering
    Families can also hold a ceremony and scatter the ashes of the deceased in their chosen location. Most of the time, the place has a special meaning for their dearly departed.

    It's important to note, however, that not all locations in the US allow the scattering of ashes. Relatives should get in touch with the people in charge of the place and obtain a permit. If they refuse, it is advised to choose another place that is just as meaningful.

Reach Out to a Trusted Funeral Home

Would you like to know more about cremation services? We would be more than happy to be of assistance to you. At Gamez & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, we do our best to ensure that you will be able to celebrate and honor the life of your loved one in the best and most memorable way possible. For inquiries, contact us today.

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