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About Crematories and Cremation Costs

Cremation costs are often much lower than burial costs, making cremation a more affordable and popular death-care option for families. Over 50% of the US population now opts for cremation.  

In some states, crematories (also called crematoriums) can be owned by funeral homes or cremation establishments. In other states, crematoriums must remain under independent ownership.

Crematories often work directly with the the funeral service providers as a trade service, but in some areas, crematories will work directly with consumers. Cremation services provided by funeral homes and mortuaries will liase with a crematory. Picking the right funeral home, or cremation service is the first step you will need to take in laying your loved one to rest.

Finding crematoriums that work with the public has never been faster or easier. Simply enter your City, State or Zip Code in the Funerals360 Search Box to get started.

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Know Your Options: Cremation

Know Your Options: Cremation
Cremation is quickly becoming one of the most popular funeral options with a national average topping 50% of Americans choosing cremation over burial. It has grown in popularity so much it is now recognized by the vatican as an acceptable means of final disposition. And while the process of cremation is ...
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What to Know About Scattering Ashes (and some creative ways to do it)
Can I scatter my ashes in the backyard? How about at my local park? How about in a baseball stadium like in that one movie? With more people opting for cremation than ever before, finding the right place to scatter is important, though the legality of it is is even ...
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Should You Cremate or Bury Your Loved One?
When an unexpected death occurs, family members might have no idea what a decedent’s wishes are regarding a funeral and other related arrangements. One of the primary considerations a family must make in these situations is choosing between a cremation and burial.  Here’s an overview of some of the most ...
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Before You Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes, Read This
We all want to memorialize and honor our loved ones when they pass away. This often involves a religious service, burial or cremation. Mortuaries and cemeteries typically handle the disposition details that follow, but when a loved one has requested that his or her ashes be scattered after cremation, that ...
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