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The Controversy of Cremation VS Burial

In some circles there seems to be a controversy of determining how to take care of the final remains when someone passes away. Traditionally, the body would be buried along with a casket, in a concrete vault underground, with a proper marker or headstone. Costs for this kind of procedure, including funeral services and other accompanying services can run a family from $10,000 to $15,000 or more. Prices can vary depending on the level and quantity of services provided, but it is still true that cremation of a dead body is less expensive. Cremation amounts to the deceased being placed in a casket or a container when the entire unit is then put into the cremation chamber. The temperature in the cremation chamber ranges from 1400 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, and after two to three hours, everything that is organic is burnt up or evaporates. The only matter that remains are bone fragments. The bone fragments are further reduced in size by crushing them and grinding them up. The fee for most funeral homes to handle a cremation is somewhere in the $800 to $2,500 range depending upon the area of the country. When compared to an expense for a traditional burial of $7,500 to $12,000, you can see the incentive for a cremation rather than a traditional burial. There are certain burial laws that require the presence of a vault, made of concrete, whether you bury cremains or the intact body, so that expense in some regions would remain the same. Also with a cremation, the relatives may wish to purchase a urn to house the ashes of...

Things You Should Know Before Choosing a Cremation Provider

When the light of your loved one ceases to exist, there is neither shame nor regret in fulfilling his or her final wishes by choosing cremation over burial. The life of your loved one should be celebrated as uniquely as she/he wanted. However, it is crucial that you choose the most professional cremation provider to ensure all of the necessary steps are taken because your loved one deserves a proper end of life send-off.

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