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Published: January 12, 2021

Cremation has become increasingly common in recent years but people still don’t know much about it. At The Jerry Spears Company, we have noticed that many clients misunderstand the process and have some misconceptions about it. We are always willing to answer all of your questions regarding the process. Here’s a look at some interesting facts you should know about it:

1. It is Possible to Carry Out Cremation and Visitation

Cremation should happen quickly after the person is deceased to ensure the body doesn’t have too much time to decompose. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have any room for a visitation service. You can either embalm the body to preserve it for a few days or carry out the visitation before the funeral home has finished making preparations for the cremation.

2. You can Bury the Ashes

Scattering or displaying the ashes are popular choices but you can bury them as well. Many cremation grounds provide special burial plots for ashes. You can install a headstone and build a proper gravesite over the buried ashes.

3. Cremation is More Affordable

Cremation is more affordable than traditional burials, especially if you don’t bury the ashes in a cemetery. Most families end up saving several thousand dollars by choosing cremation.

4. Columbarium Can Replace a Cemetery

A columbarium is a place to store urns containing the ashes of a loved one. It is an outdoor facility like a cemetery and people can visit it when they want to pay their respects to a deceased individual. 

5. Cremation Can Be Done After Embalming

Embalming has no impact on the cremation process. You can embalm and preserve the body for a few days if necessary and then carry out the cremation.

If you want to know more about cremation or funeral homes, don't hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.

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