All About Cremation
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If you do not have the need for formal funeral ceremonies, choosing the right funeral home for cremation is an important decision. Families often base their choice upon what helpful services are needed to care for their family that also fits within their budget and personal preferences.
- Since I do not need a formal funeral ceremony, how do I know which funeral home is right for my family?
Smith Funeral & Cremation Service provides many accommodations for support that your family may need, even if you do not need a formal funeral ceremony. At Smiths, your family will receive four (4) signature services to assist you. You can choose any or all of the following:
- Signature Service: A Private Time for Your Family
We’ll schedule a convenient time for your family to meet in a comforting location at our beautiful facility during the day or evening hours (until 8pm) to provide your family with private time together for reflection and support as well as an opportunity for a private farewell viewing. Our surveys indicate that 9 out of 10 families who choose to have a private viewing before cremation say that this time was very helpful for them to cope with their loss.
- Signature Service: Convenience Hours
Even if you choose no ceremonies, other family and friends may stop by the funeral home during the day (8-5) at their convenience to pay their respects, view pictures (including a DVD Tribute), and sign a Guest Register Book. The immediate family is not required to be at the funeral home during this time.
- Signature Service: Celebration of Life Reception
A Smiths Simple Cremation provides the exclusive use of one of our Reception Centers for an informal & relaxed Gathering of Friends (2 hrs). Families are not rushed into planning either. Our Simple Cremation Services allow families up to 1 Year to plan their Reception.
- Signature Service: Cremation Witnessing
Going to the crematory is just as important and sacred as going to the cemetery for many families. That is why families who choose Smiths may reserve our exclusive Life & Legacy Cremation Center to be present for the cremation.
Design a Cremation as Unique as The Life Lived
When choosing cremation, the options for a final resting place are limitless. Let us walk you through the possibilities as you choose the right service for your loved one.