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About Cremation

You Can Have A Service With Cremation

Cremation Service MaryvilleHere are five of the most Frequently Asked Questions about our cremation option:

  • Is cremation cheaper than burial?
  • Does cremation save on interment and burial fees?
  • Can cremation be done quickly?
  • Is cremation environmentally friendly?
  • Does cremation mean a quick return to nature?

The answer to all five questions is simply, “Yes.” Call us for details and more answers to all your cremation questions. Attend one of our free seminars on cremation or simply call us.

If you choose cremation, you still have all the options available to you for a ceremony, memorialization, and final disposition. We offer cremation service options that include a funeral. These programs are designed to combine simple choices with a dignified, respectful memorial observance. Utilize any one of our chapels or reception rooms for your service, or let us help you select another setting.

How does cremation work?

Cremation TennesseeThe Cremation Association of North America defines cremation as the mechanical and/or thermal or other dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments. Cremation includes the processing and usually includes the pulverization of the bone fragments. While traditional burial is still the most popular type of funeral in America, cremation is becoming more popular. Cremated remains are placed in an urn and then are either scattered, buried or kept in a home or office.

Scattering of cremated remains is a ceremony that has meaning to both a loved one and the living. Cremated remains can be simply poured or scattered on land or sea. If there is a place of great meaning, they can be scattered there, if permitted by local laws. We feel this is important to discuss in advance with us and the persons scattering the cremated remains. Along with the need to mourn the loss of a loved one is the need for a permanent memorial for family and friends.

Grandview CemeteryScattering cremated remains has become a popular concept in recent years. The Nature Garden at Grandview Cemetery allows a family to scatter remains in a dignified manner. Remains will be given the same attention and care in the Nature Garden as we at Grandview Cemetery have always provided for ground burial. By utilizing the Nature Garden you can memorialize your loved one with a permanent plaque and still have the opportunity to honor their wishes by scattering partial remains at other favorite places such as lakes, rivers, golf courses, and mountain areas. Cremation memorialization options also include cremation memorial benches, rocks, bronze plaques, urns, and other personalized products.

If you have questions concerning the facilities or services available at Grandview Cemetery, please visit the website, contact us or visit for a personal tour.

Depending on your service and disposition preferences, the selection of a cremation casket, urn, urn vault, and memorialization items may become necessary. Feel free to browse our store and see our selection.

We will assist in planning a funeral or memorial service, either before or after the cremation, which will appropriately honor the life of your loved one. A meaningful ceremony provides an opportunity for family and friends to pay tribute to your loved one and to share the memories of a lifetime.

Cremation: Ceremony and Beyond

Cremation ServicesLike a traditional funeral, all of our options are available to personalize the ceremony: doves, balloons, butterfly releases. You can add photo boards, a memorial website, memorial tables, even a video tribute – virtually anything to create healing memories. Beautiful urns, flowers and gifts add a special touch, as do special music, Bible verses and poetry.

Can I Preplan with Cremation?

Preplanning applies to cremation just like a traditional funeral. Our expert staff can help you every step of the way, or you can start yourself with online preplanning information. General pricing, forms, and paperwork are all covered when you select us. We are experts and offer only the highest standard of cremation service. Call us if you just have questions or want to make plans. There is no cost or obligation with preplanning.