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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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    Neptune Society
    8011 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    The Neptune Society Jacksonville provides cremation services in Duval County.
    (407) 291-0913
    Corey Kerlin Funeral Homes and Crematory
    940 Cesery Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32211
    Do you want a loved one to be remembered in a dignified way? Let us help you plan the perfect memorial service. Our experienced funeral directors offer quality and compassionate advice and assistance.
    (904) 744-8422
    Quinn Shalz A Family Funeral Home & Cremation Cent
    Pontre Vedra Blvd at A1a, Jacksonville, FL 32227
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    (904) 249-1100
     
    User Review: "Average but over all high priced for the service we received."
    Rivermead Funeral Homes
    950 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073
    (904) 264-2481
    Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home
    111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073
    (904) 272-2435
    Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home
    529 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073
    (904) 264-1233
    Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes and Crematory
    5753 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244
    (904) 777-5727
    Holly Hill Memorial Park & Funeral Home
    3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg, FL 32068
    (904) 282-9336
    Clay Crematory
    3149 County Road 215, Middleburg, FL 32068
    (904) 282-7774
    Fraser Funeral Home
    8168 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221
    (904) 781-4314
    Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes
    11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223
    (904) 288-0025
    A Dignified Alternative Hatcher Cremations
    3063 Hartley Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257
    (904) 260-2522
    Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes and Cremation Servic
    7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205
    (904) 781-9262
    Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes and Crematory
    729 Edgewood Ave S, Jacksonville, FL 32205
    (904) 388-2711
    Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery
    7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205
    (904) 781-9262


    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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