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Cremation has been a form of attending to death for a quite some time and, today, is quickly becoming one of the most utilized methods of disposition by families. In 2016, over 50 percent of people dealing with the loss of a loved one chose cremations, according to Cremation Association of North America. This amount of utilization has allowed for exponential growth in the cremation field and has extended into its own unique personality. Cremation’s popularity can be directly connected to its value as well as its additional services, tributes, and keepsakes. Overall, cremation offers different attributes of portability and prominence while providing sincerity in expression and price.

Much like the range and taste of an individual, so too is the variety of options in dealing with cremation and cremation packages: basic or extravagant. In fact, a heavily opted segment of cremation is the basic/direct cremation package, offered at an affordable rate and developed for a simple and discretionary manner. Of course, additional cremation packages and items can be selected to reflect the numerous feelings and memories that a person or family might want to express about their loved one. In doing so, Fraser Funeral Home strives to provide and develop items of personalization that can capture the life we are to encompass.

The cremation option, which can aid in representing and emphasizing character, is usually incorporated with an array of services and items that can only be limited by the imagination. Choices include a medley of urns with distinct materials and styles, picturesque locations for scattering cremains, memorial and traditional services, viewing prior to cremation and personal keepsakes that allow families to remember and cherish their loved one.

For further details please take a look at our cremation options or give us a call at (904) 781-4314.

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Common question we get asked often.


What is Cremation?

Cremation is the process of reducing the human body to bone fragments using high heat and flame. Cremation is not the final disposition of the remains, nor is it a type of funeral service.

Is a casket needed for Cremation?

Yes, in FL a basic cardboard cremation casket is required as a minimum container suitable for cremation.

Is embalming required prior to cremation?

No. In fact, it is against the law for a funeral home to tell you otherwise.

Can the body be viewed without embalming?

Yes, most crematories allow immediate family members to briefly view the deceased prior to cremation.

Can the family witness the cremation?

Yes, they can; some cremation providers will allow family members to be present when the body is placed in the cremation chamber. Some religious groups even include this as part of their funeral custom.

Can an urn be brought into church?

Nearly all Protestant Churches allow for the urn to be present during the memorial service. Most Catholic Churches also allow the remains to be present during the Memorial Mass. It is encouraged that cremated remains be a part of a funeral as it provides a focal point for the service.

What can be done with the cremated remains?

While laws vary, for the most part remains can be buried in a cemetery lot or a cremation garden, interred in a columbarium, kept at home or scattered.

How can I be sure I receive the correct remains?

All reputable cremation providers have developed rigorous sets of operating policies and procedures in order to maximize the level of service and minimize the potential for human error. Since it is illegal to perform more than one cremation at a time, and the crematories can only cremate one body at a time, it is next to impossible to receive the incorrect remains.

How long does the actual cremation take?

It all depends on the weight of the individual. For an average sized adult, cremation can take two to three hours at a normal operating temperature of between 1,000 and 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

What do the cremated remains look like?

Cremated remains resemble coarse sand and are whitish to light grey in color. The remains of an average sized adult usually weigh between 7 and 8 pounds.

Are all the cremated remains returned?

With the exception of minute and microscopic particles, which are impossible to remove from the cremation chamber and processing machine, all of the cremated remains are given back to the family.

Do I need an urn?

An urn is not required by law. However, an urn may be desired if there is to be a memorial service or if the remains are to be interred in a cemetery. If an urn is not purchased or provided by the family, the cremated remains will be returned in a temporary container.

How may we help?

If you have any questions regarding our cremation options, we are just a phone call away to help you during this difficult time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.