When making final arrangements for a loved one, one of the first and most significant choices is choosing between burial or cremation. If cremation is preferred, please know that the choice of cremation does not limit the options for a service or final resting place. You may have a service before or after cremation takes place and the cremated remains can be interred at a local cemetery. Cremation has become increasingly popular in recent decades, and it can offer additional options that simply aren't possible with conventional burials.
While many funeral homes subcontract cremations to a third party provider and have little or no control over the crematory's operating procedures, Eggers maintains our own crematory on-site at our Chesnee office. This keeps the remains in our care alone and saves families from incurring additional transportation expenses and needless delay.
What is the Difference between a Funeral, Memorial, and Cremation Service?
The only real difference between a funeral followed by burial and one followed by cremation is that with a cremation service, the body is taken to our crematory after the service instead of being taken to the cemetery. If you desire, a "receiving of friends" or visitation may precede the services at the funeral home or place of service. A public or private service may also be arranged after cremation for the preferred final placement of the cremated remains. There are many options available, and we are here to walk you through each choice and help you commemorate the life of your loved one in the most fitting way for you as well as your family and friends.
What are the Advantages of Cremation?
Cremation is popular for a number of reasons, including the fact that it tends to be less expensive than a conventional burial. In addition to allowing the family to delay the memorial service if needed, cremation also opens up the possibility of spreading the remains in a place of sentimental significance. (If you are considering spreading the cremated remains, it's important to check local and state regulations; we can help explain any potential concerns.) We also provide a wide selection of urns and other memorials for the home if you would like to remain physically close to your loved one.
How Can I Be Sure I Receive the Correct Remains?
We have a rigorous set of operating policies and procedures in place to maximize our level of professional cremation service. Positive identification of the deceased is assured throughout each stage of the cremation process, and we only allow certified professionals to operate our cremation equipment. With these policies and procedures in place, you can rest assured your loved one will be returned to you.