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Families are a lot like snowflakes; no two are alike. That’s why we offer all types of services for all types of people. While some families may want a traditional funeral and burial, others may choose cremation. Some families prefer a formal ceremony while others opt for a small, intimate gathering or even a lively champagne toast. Still others may not want a ceremony at all.
We believe families shouldn’t have to pay a fortune to pay tribute to their loved ones. That’s why we offer a rare combination: dignity and affordability. When you choose Logan Funeral Homes, we’ll help you create the tribute you had in mind for much less than you might have expected. It’s just one of the many ways we hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised with us.
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Cremation is the process of reducing the human body to bone fragments using high heat and flame. Cremation is not the final disposition of the remains, nor is it a type of funeral service.
No, a casket is not required, most states require an alternative container constructed of wood or cardboard, however, in some states no container is required.
No. In fact it is against the law for a funeral home to tell you otherwise.
Yes, most crematories allow immediate family members to briefly view the deceased prior to cremation.
Yes they can; some cremation providers will allow family members to be present when the body is placed in the cremation chamber. Some religious groups even include this as part of their funeral custom.
Nearly all Protestant Churches allow for the urn to be present during the memorial service. Most Catholic Churches also allow the remains to be present during the Memorial Mass. It is encouraged that cremated remains be a part of a funeral as it provides a focal point for the service.
While laws vary state by state, for the most part remains can be buried in a cemetery lot or a cremation garden, interred in a columbarium, kept at home or scattered.
All reputable cremation providers have developed rigorous sets of operating policies and procedures in order to maximize the level of service and minimize the potential for human error. Since it is illegal to perform more than one cremation at a time, and the vast majority of crematories can only cremate one body at a time, it is next to impossible to receive the incorrect remains.
It all depends on the weight of the individual. For an average sized adult, cremation can take two to three hours at a normal operating temperature of between 1,000 and 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cremated remains resemble coarse sand and are whitish to light grey in color. The remains of an average sized adult usually weighs between 7 and 8 pounds.
With the exception of minute and microscopic particles, which are impossible to remove from the cremation chamber and processing machine, all of the cremated remains are given back to the family.
An urn is not required by law. However, an urn may be desired if there is to be a memorial service or if the remains are to be interred in a cemetery. If an urn is not purchased or provided by the family, the cremated remains will be returned in a temporary plastic container.