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As you carry out the final will of your deceased loved one, you'll encounter many terms. Even if you've heard these in conversation before, you may not completely understand their meanings. Knowing the definitions of these important terms will help simplify arrangements during this difficult time.

  • Cremation - The process of using heat and pressure to reduce all of a human body into ashes as an alternative to burial. This may also involve the use of flames or another heating process.
  • Calcination - Type of cremation that involves the use of extreme heat rather than flames to prepare a body, this is an alternative to flame-based cremation.
  • Alkaline Hydrolysis - Type of cremation that uses chemicals in extremely hot water to prepare the body, also another alternative to flame-based cremation.
  • Urn - A container that holds the ashes of the deceased following a cremation. Urns may be made from metal, ceramics, wood or stone.
  • Viewing - Time period during which the deceased is laid out for friends and family to come and pay their respects. Often, the deceased is dressed in their jewelry and nice clothing and made up to look as if they are peacefully resting.
  • Memorial Service - A religious or secular gathering that celebrates the life of the deceased and allows friends and family to say goodbye, it is also called a funeral
  • Casket - A box made of metal or wood that holds the body during a viewing or memorial service. With a cremation, the casket is usually disposed of after the final arrangements since no burial takes place.
  • Cemetery - An area where bodies are interred and typically memorialized with markers, such as gravestones. A cemetery may have a building or area that houses urns.
  • Obituary - A newspaper or online announcement about a death that typically provides information about the funeral arrangements
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    Cremation Association of North America
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Our association is composed of cremationists, funeral directors, funeral home operators and industry suppliers. Offering resources and information for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.
     
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    Davis-Struempf Funeral Home & Crematory
    1975 E West Connector, Austell, GA 30106
    We are a family owned and operated full service funeral home and crematorium. Our funeral directors will provide you and your family exceptional service with personalized care in your time of need.
    (770) 944-2900
    Bi City Pet Cemetery and Crematory
    Columbus, GA 31829
    Our pet cemetery and crematory takes the most care in providing you with compassionate services for your beloved pet.
    (706) 569-6644
    McNeill Funeral Home and Cremation Service
    109 Shaw St, Augusta, GA 30907
    Our independently owned funeral home and cremation service offers beautiful and respectful services regardless of belief or tradition. For exceptional service and attention to detail, give our mortuary service a call.
    (706) 364-9122
    Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes
    4355 Lexington Rd, Athens, GA 30605
    This place has been a resource during times of sorrow for the local community. As a family owned and family operated funeral home, we provide families with trusted professional services to ensure they can greave in peace.
    (706) 546-1587
    Bernstein Funeral Home
    3195 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606
    This is a full service funeral home and cremation service. We offer caskets, urns, vaults, and grave markers for funerals and cremations. We do preneed arrangements and package plans.
    (706) 543-7373
    Hines Home of Funerals Inc
    595 W Lake Ave Nw, Atlanta, GA 30318
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    (404) 792-2400
     
    User Review: "This is a great funeral home in ga and have great sewrvice" - Tanika (GA)
    Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation Services
    4671 S Main Street, Acworth, GA 30101
    We will guide you through the planning process. Make arrangements (or pre-arrangements) online or in person. Locally owned and operated and available 24/7.
    (678) 574-3016
    keller Urns,Inc.
    Keller Urns,Inc.,Savannah,Ga,31401, Savannah, GA 31401
    Keller Urns is the most prominent online platform that provides top notch quality of cremation urns at highly economical prices. Choose the special discount cremation urns from Keller urns
    (800) 594-8022
    Greater Atlanta Memorials
    77 Ward Rd, Ellenwood, GA 30294
    Greater Atlanta Memorials has served the Greater Atlanta area with the finest memorials and craftsmanship since 1984. Our work stands out in a cemetery. Our stones are high quality, with the gray.
    (404) 341-6715
    H M Patterson - Son-Arlington Chapel
    173 Allen Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328
    (404) 851-9900
    Premier Crematory LLC
    495 Smyrna Rd Sw, Conyers, GA 30012
    (770) 761-2304
    Roy Davis Funeral Home
    5935 Mulberry St, Austell, GA 30168
    (770) 948-2552
    Cremation Society of Georgia Inc
    1826 Marietta Blvd Nw, Atlanta, GA 30318
    (404) 355-7627
    Hunter Funeral Home
    423 Warwoman Rd, Clayton, GA 30525
    (706) 782-4243
    Martin & Hightower Funeral Home
    1312 S Park St, Carrollton, GA 30117
    (770) 836-1466


    The death of a loved one is never easy, but family members must arrange for the memorial service and burial for the deceased almost directly afterward. Since most people do not have a relationship with a mortuary prior to this situation, they must make difficult decisions in terms of dealing with the body respectfully in the midst of their grief. Many turn to cremation for this purpose, for a number of reasons that we will look at here. Cremations are usually much less expensive than the cost of a wood or metal casket and burial. There is no need to view the body or wonder about jewelry and clothing to bury with the deceased. Unlike funerals, memorial services can be scheduled at a later date to respect the needs of long distance family members who want to arrange to attend. Many also find a memorial service to be much more therapeutic than a funeral, because it celebrates the life of the deceased while allowing for grief in the death. After cremation, the ashes are released to the family from the crematorium to do as they like. While some decide to scatter the ashes in a pretty spot, others keep them in an urn in their home so they feel like the deceased are always with them. Some choose to bury the ashes in a cemetery in a similar way to the burial of a body. A cemetery can be a place to visit and arrange flowers on the grave for special occasions, which some people find helpful in dealing with their grief. Some people even use cremation for their pets so they can keep the ashes as a memento of their furry friends.
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