What You Need to Know About Cremation Services

By: Lauren Griffith

Cremation services are funeral services with cremation as the final disposition instead of burial.

Many people still opt to hold a traditional funeral service for their loved one who has passed away, whether the loved one wishes to be buried or cremated. However, when pre-planning for a funeral, there are a few important things to know about cremation and cremation services.

Cremation offers flexibility when planning a service. There are many options for handcrafting a service for family members coming from a distance, when financial considerations are a concern, and when cremated remains are desired to be scattered at a special location.

There are also many options regarding personal or specialized cremation urns and memorial or cremation jewelry, a beautiful way to memorialize your loved one and carry them with you daily.

A Sad Asian Woman Scattering The Cremated Ashes Of A Loved One From A Funeral Urn

Stuhr Funeral Home offers different types of cremation services, including both traditional and memorial services.

A traditional funeral service allows the family to blend conventional and special wishes to provide a personalized celebration of life. In these instances, there may be a traditional visitation with a viewing, and during the funeral, a casket may be present at the service.

Following the funeral, the body is cremated in a casket or special cremation container, and arrangements for the final placement of the cremated remains are determined by a funeral director.

When planning a memorial service for a loved one who will be cremated instead of a traditional funeral service, remember that a service can be held with an urn present following a cremation. These services allow family and friends to gather at places of worship, cemeteries, homes, and other locations.

If your family wishes to have either a private viewing or a formal visitation with the body present, Stuhr’s will assist you with those arrangements before the cremation takes place. Our educated funeral directors will walk you through the legalities and regulations of holding cremation services in South Carolina.

Stuhr’s stands apart from other funeral homes that offer cremation services in many ways. We have great integrity and assure our clients that their loved ones are always in our care. We operate their crematories with the utmost security and respect, and we treat your loved ones with dignity, reverence, and love.

We also offer hours that other funeral homes may not– including services on weekends and holidays. Our funeral directors will work closely with you to accommodate your needs and make the process of planning a cremation service as seamless as possible.

Our knowledgeable team of funeral directors is up to date on changing laws regarding cremation and will efficiently walk you through the process so you can focus on celebrating your loved one’s life and honoring their final wishes.

Funerary urn with ashes of dead and flowers at funeral. Burial urn decorated with flowers and flower cart in background at memorial service, sad and grieving last farewell to deceased person.

Stuhr Funeral Home, a trusted name in funeral service for more than 150 years, cares for families of those whose lives have ended. Stuhr Funeral Home is committed to providing quality arrangements to honor loved ones and family traditions. For more information about available funeral services, visit JHenryStuhr.com or call (843) 723-2524.