There are a few things that you should know prior to planning a local cremation near you. The first thing is that you should understand the different steps that are taken during the cremation process from beginning to end. The second thing that you should do is to figure out which additional ceremonies or services you want to accompany the traditional cremation services. Finally, choose a local cremation provider that meets your expectations.
Most cremation services generally follow the same eight steps for the cremation process. Each step may vary slightly for direct cremation services. Your preferred cremation company can tell you specifically which steps they might modify.
The Carson cremation begins when the mortuary receives permission from the family to start the services. When the mortuary has permission, they will make transportation arrangements to move the body of the deceased from their place of death. The deceased will be taken to the mortuary for positive identification.
If the deceased passed away a family member was not present a positive identification is needed to continue services. This step isn’t needed if a family member was present at the of passing.
The body of the deceased will be transferred to the local crematorium following positive identification.
At the crematorium in Carson, a staff member will assign a personal identification disc to the body of the deceased. This metal tag will stay with the body of the deceased for the remainder of the cremation process so that easy identification can be made at any time.
Private cremation will take place in a cremation chamber. The Carson cremation will not be done in a cremation chamber with multiple cremations at the same time.
The remains will be processed and collected by the Carson crematory. Then, the mortuary will have the remains transferred back to them from the crematory so that they can proceed with final disposition arrangements.
A permit for final disposition or forms for the transfer of the remains to the next of kin will be completed. If the remains are not to be released to an appointed person then the mortuary will hold them for final disposition or other memorialization options.
Viewing and visitation services may be set up prior to cremation. Following cremation other memorialization ceremonies are available. These ceremonies include memorial services, entombment services, graveside burial services, ash scattering services, and more.
If there are no ceremonies or services arranged following cremation then the mortuary will continue with preplanned memorialization or final disposition directives. Final disposition directives include burial, entombment, division and disbursement of remains in multiple cremation urns, or other final disposition methods.
Keepsakes can be created for family members that contain a small portion of the deceased’s remains. Examples of these keepsakes include keychains, necklaces, pendants, and other types of jewelry. Keepsakes that are engraved with the fingerprints of the deceased may also be available for purchase.
If you are interested in learning more about the different cremation urns and keepsakes available for purchase simply speak with your cremation service provider. They will be able to provide you with pictures and pricing for the different options for you to memorialize your loved one.
A cheap cremation service may be accompanied by a variety of other services and ceremonies. You can inquire about these events when you are making cremation arrangements. There are affordable cremation services that are packaged with the commonly requested ceremonies. You may consider packages that include simple cremation along with:
- Visitation and viewing services
- Entombment service
- Graveside service
- Memorial services
- Ash scattering service
Any number of these cremation ceremonies can be added to low-cost cremation. These packages are meant to help plan the Carson cremation service and memorial ceremonies with ease. Other items and services may be added to the Carson cremation. Add-ons that you want may include:
- Clergy member to speak at the memorial ceremony
- A guestbook for visitors to sign
- Printed prayer cards that include a bible verse
- Pamphlets with information about the deceased
- Instrumentalists to perform at the memorial ceremony
There are a few expectations that you should have when you select your cremation service provider. Ask the following questions when you meet with the cremation company to ensure that they can meet your needs.
- How long has the company been in business?
- Do they honor the timeless cremation traditions from previous generations?
- Are they locally owned and operated?
- What pre-planning cremation services do they offer?
Douglass & Dunaway Mortuary is the leading provider of local cremation services. Local cremation services near Carson are easily planned with one of their compassionate representatives. They are proud to offer their community affordable cremation pricing and high-quality services.