5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Today, cremation is becoming quite common and many people prefer it to conventional burial. People across various faiths and religions have begun showing an interest in the cremation process. They find it simpler, cost-effective, and less troublesome. It’s an eco-friendly way of disposition, which is another aspect people look at.

Cremation Facts

However, at Gallagher Funeral Home, we have seen that not many know exactly what cremation is and how it takes place. Here are five interesting facts about cremation.

  • When you opt for cremation, you won’t need a burial space. Some people bury the urn with the ashes in a cemetery, but that isn’t common practice.
     
  • If the cremation is to take place soon after a death and all family are present, the body does not need to be embalmed.
     
  • Once you get the ashes after the funeral, you can decide whether you want to scatter them at sea, mountains, or some other outdoor location.
     
  • Families have the option to keep the urn in their home in memory of their loved ones. These days, many people live in far-flung places and they may not be able to come to the place where their loved one is buried to pay their respects. In these situations, cremation is a better option because they can carry the remains with them to their home anywhere in the world.
     
  • Cremations are more cost-effective than burials as you save money on a casket, a full funeral service, paying for the burial spot at a cemetery and the associated maintenance costs, etc.

These are just some of the basic facts about cremation. The Gallagher Funeral Home staff and our funeral director are very knowledgeable and helpful. If you want more details about our services, please call us at 318-640-1375. We offer tailored funeral services at affordable pricing.

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