If you are considering cremation with services for yourself or a loved one, we invite you to explore the many options available to you at Hall Funeral Homes. We offer a wide range of cremation services that provide a dignified, respectful final resting place as well as a lasting memorial for friends and family to visit and remember a life.
"Families who choose cremation should also consider honoring the life of the person who died with a funeral or memorial ceremony. For thousands of years, funerals have been a means of expressing our beliefs, thoughts and feelings about the death of someone we love. Funeral help us acknowledge that someone we love has died.
They allow us to say "hello" on the pathway to goodbye. They provide a time and place for us to talk about the life and death of the person who died. Funerals are not about "closure," they are about a good "beginning." And because funerals bring people together, they encourage people to support each other in their grief." Alan Wolfelt- internationally noted author, educator and grief counselor.
Families selecting cremation have many options for services. Some regard cremation as an alternative to a funeral, when in reality, it is an alternative to burial. The same options available with earth burial are available with cremation. Some of these choices include: the type of casket, the location of the funeral service, the selection of music, and a display of photographs, awards or personal effects.
Generally, the same visitation and service is held and then, instead of going to the cemetery, we proceed to the crematory. Cremation doesn't limit the opportunity for gathering, viewing and a service, whether it be formal or informal. It is important to remember that cremation is just the initial means of disposition. The final disposition must also take place when cremation has been selected. The cremated body is often placed in an urn which is interred in the ground or scattered at sea. In rare cases, where religion, legislation and bylaws allow, the cremated body is scattered upon private property. This is not the preferred method of final disposition as it does not allow for a formal place of memorialization. Since the cremated remains are in fact, the body in a different form, they must always be treated with reverence.
A separate site which delves into more detail regarding cremation options is available through www.cremation-options.com.