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Carolyn Green
B: 1942-03-22
D: 2018-09-20
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Green, Carolyn
LOUGENE FEARS
B: 1932-05-25
D: 2018-09-19
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FEARS, LOUGENE
Carolyn Hunt
B: 1950-06-24
D: 2018-09-18
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Hunt, Carolyn
Val Painter
B: 1933-07-20
D: 2018-09-16
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Painter, Val
Durward Johnson
B: 1932-01-02
D: 2018-09-15
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Johnson, Durward
Danuta Moryson
B: 1932-11-29
D: 2018-09-12
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Moryson, Danuta
Jeanette Bello
B: 1944-09-11
D: 2018-09-12
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Bello, Jeanette
Helen Spriggs
B: 1925-10-23
D: 2018-09-08
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Spriggs, Helen
Justus HIll
B: 1928-04-18
D: 2018-09-04
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HIll, Justus
Thelma Shaw
B: 1931-07-24
D: 2018-08-29
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Shaw, Thelma
Rudolph "Rudy" Eugene Spitzenberger
B: 1935-06-05
D: 2018-08-24
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Spitzenberger, Rudolph "Rudy" Eugene
Arlen Reese
B: 1930-06-14
D: 2018-08-21
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Reese, Arlen
Lorene Hope
B: 1923-07-30
D: 2018-08-21
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Hope, Lorene
Patsy Wilson
B: 1927-02-01
D: 2018-08-14
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Wilson, Patsy
Marion William "Billy" Martinez
B: 1935-03-01
D: 2018-08-12
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Martinez, Marion William "Billy"
Merril Claire LaCombe
B: 1958-04-12
D: 2018-08-04
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LaCombe, Merril Claire
Doris Hargrove
B: 1925-06-02
D: 2018-08-03
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Hargrove, Doris
Debora Reynolds
B: 1959-12-19
D: 2018-08-02
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Reynolds, Debora
Joan Emily "Joni" Hanagriff Cook
B: 1931-02-12
D: 2018-08-01
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Cook, Joan Emily "Joni" Hanagriff
Lorine Pampell
D: 2018-08-01
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Pampell, Lorine
Adela Holender
B: 1921-12-25
D: 2018-07-22
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Holender, Adela

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What is Cremation?

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Part of making funeral arrangements on behalf of a loved one involves choosing between burial of the body and cremation. Certainly, this is a big decision to be made based on a number of factors: religious or spiritual beliefs, finances, and ecological awareness are just some of the reasons we've heard for choosing cremation services in Houston.

Before you can make the choice, you need to know exactly what it is you're considering. You can learn the basics below, but, if the content here raises additional questions for you, please give us a call at 844.291.2610. One of our Houston cremation specialists will address any of your inquiries or concerns.

Cremation Explained

The Cremation Association of North America describes cremation as "the mechanical and/or thermal or another dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments." There are various cremation options. On our page titled “The Cremation Process,” we offer a deeper look at the most common cremation process, which uses extreme heat. 

As we said earlier, people choose cremation vs. burial of casketed remains for any combination of reasons. Sometimes it's the simple fear of burial itself, which may stem directly from the Victorian phobia of being buried alive.

What Is Required to Arrange for Cremation?

Once the cremation-over-burial decision has been made, all that's required is authorization. This is provided by the person who is the legally identified or appointed next of kin. Once all authorization documents are signed and service charges are paid, the body can be transported from the place of death to the crematory where the cremation process can take place. However, there are some additional things you may wish to consider regarding cremation services, such as:

  • Is there a special set of clothes (such as a military uniform or favorite dress) your loved one would appreciate the thought of wearing? This will be our focus of discussion for cremation in Houston, Texas, and you will be advised by your funeral director as to your best options regarding jewelry or other valuable personal items.
  • Are there any keepsake items you'd like to include in their cremation casket? Is there perhaps a special memento, such as a treasured photograph or letter? We sometimes suggest family members write cards, notes, or letters to their deceased loved one and place them in the casket prior to the cremation.
  • In what will you keep the cremated remains or ashes after the cremation or the service? Many families are simply unaware that they can purchase a cremation urn to be placed in a special place such as the family home. We offer a large selection of urns that will help memorialize your loved one (included in the cremation services cost). Ask one of our caring funeral directors to see the wide variety of urns.

Is it Time to Speak with One of Our Cremation Specialists?

We encourage open dialogue about all end-of-life issues and sincerely hope you reach out to us to dig deeper into the topics related to cremation and burial. Call us today at 844.291.2610 to discuss your cremation options, the estimated cost of cremation, or to set an appointment (either in your home or our Houston office). We look forward to the conversation.

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