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Published: February 15, 2018

When a person passes away, the family has the option to either cremate the body or bury it. Many people wonder what the better option is. Let’s take a look at what the differences between cremations and burials are:

The differences

Cremation reduces the person’s body to remains quickly while slow and natural decomposition of the body occurs in a burial.
A direct cremation is more cost-effective compared to a direct burial as it doesn’t require embalming. You have the option of keeping the person’s body in a container other than a casket.
Cremation is a much simpler process and helps save ground space. However, a burial requires more space. Both these options are considered to be safe methods of dealing with the deceased person’s remains.
Many people now choose to live in places other than where they were born and brought up. Cremation provides greater flexibility in terms of memorialization in comparison to burying in a graveyard or cemetery.
The cremated remains of your loved one can also be stored in an urn and displayed on a mantle or shelf in your home. You have the option to scatter the ashes in the ocean or on land or even place them in a columbarium, bury them in a small burial plot or entomb them in a crypt. If you are moving to another place, you have the option to carry the remains of the cremated person with you. This isn’t possible in the case of a burial.
Direct cremations are considered the least expensive as they avoid costs related to the funeral service and visitations.

Since every person or family will have certain beliefs and requirements, they can choose what suits their circumstance best. If you want to know more about funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.

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