Cremation: The Advantages and Disadvantages

By: Tom Gallagher
Monday, July 19, 2021

Every person will pass away some time, and we all know this. Despite this, people do not discuss topics related to death very openly. However, things are now changing and people want to know more about what is involved in processes like cremation and what the advantages and disadvantages are.

We at Gallagher Funeral Home offer preplanning services and many people now want to learn more about cremations. Here, we will look at the advantages and disadvantages of the process:

Cremation- The Advantages

  • A cremation costs less than a burial, and it becomes a better option for people working on a smaller budget.
  • You can store the ashes (cremains) in an urn or box and keep it in your home and you don’t have to spend money on a gravesite.
  • Alternatively, you can have a standard burial, but you bury the ashes after the cremation or place the urn in a columbarium.
  • Some people want their ashes to be scattered at sea or a natural spot.
  • Cremation is an eco-friendly disposition option compared to burial.
  • You can hold a memorial service after cremation where friends and family can pay their respects to the departed.

Cremation- The Disadvantages

  • Certain religious factions don’t consider cremation as the appropriate way of disposition
  • Carbon dioxide is released into the environment during cremation

Cremation has certain advantages and disadvantages and if you need more information, you can speak with our funeral director. They will give you all the details you and need and help guide your choices. You can also discuss these details with your family and get their input. You can preplan for cremation just as you can for burial.

For any more information about funeral services, feel free to call Gallagher Funeral Home at 318-640-1375. Our professional and experienced funeral director and staff are friendly and will help you with all the details you need to preplan your service.

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