Professional Services in cremation in the US became popular in the 1980s. It is usually a broad term, encompassing many different types, methods and niches. Direct Cremation is one such. The body of the deceased is cremated almost immediately after the death, and for which there would be no viewing, memorial or visitation. Direct Cremation is economical and we, at Faith Funeral Service, offer them too. Expensive caskets, ornamentation for the viewing, or embalming are done away with, and this method is eco-friendly, too.
Usually people plan a memorial service, any time after the cremation is done. This is normally done with the flexibility of the timeline allowing more people to attend the function, and more time to plan an elaborate, personalized and unique service. Burials were popular among the Christians as a Jewish practice and the Bible itself is against cremation., but not though, now-a-days. But we can trace back a history of Cremation back to 1873 onwards.
The first modern cremation centre was built in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1876. This was followed by the one in Lancaster, PA in 1884. By 1900 there were twenty in operation. It was later, in 1913, that the Cremation Association of America was founded. Cremation Association of America (CANA) spread the word on the modern views on disposing off the bodies which the ancient people did hygienically and in an eco-friendly manner. This was supported mainly because doctors were concerned about the whole-body burials in certain cases. Later scientific proofs were brought to light that burials, if done properly, did not cause any harm to the ecology as well as to the hygiene. Later CANA supported cremation not on health grounds, but on a choice of memorialization.
All around the world, cremation is still the popular choice, and in America, it started off in the 1980s. Cremation are mainly of three types, and they are Direct, one with a memorial service, and the ones with a viewing/service. The changes between them are in the cost, time and planning. Service with cremations is thought of by at least a few as impossible, however this is not so, you can have it with cremation, too.
Direct Cremation is called upon, when you do not require viewing, visitation or funeral service. The body is taken from your premises and taken to the crematory where proper care is taken of the deceased, till the cremation process starts. The leftover ashes are taken and placed in a sealed plastic bag and then placed in a hard plastic container. It can then be delivered to you from our funeral home. The paperwork is taken care of by us, too. Obituaries can be placed on our website and/or our Facebook page if you so desire, at no extra cost. It is all your choice, if you do not want it, you do not need to do it. All the paperwork for the direct cremation could be done at your house or at our funeral home, or wherever else within seventy-five miles from Manila, AR. It implies that if you are not able to come to us, we could help you by coming to your place.
There is a state mandatory requirement of waiting for twenty-four hours from the time of death, and also a certificate has to be issued by a person who is a competent authority, who pronounces the death. The cremation authorization form has to be duly signed by the legal next of kin.
Different types of urns for the cremains are available with us, ranging in prices, from economical ones to expensive ones. If you decide on a choice of your own custom urn, you can bring it along, and we will place the ashes in your urn at no extra charge. However, at times urns are not needed as the cremains would be scattered or buried. Obituaries in newspapers are charged exactly the same amount as the newspaper charges; we only transfer the charges made by the news service. Different newspapers charge you differently.
Certificates of Death cost you money. While different states charge you differently, and charges are added to the additional certificate copies, Arkansas gives you one free and Tennessee gives three free, but if only you are a veteran.
Memorial Service can be availed of, just anywhere and anytime. It is your choice. Memorabilia, Photographs, Songs through speakers (like a funeral service), all could be done, but without the body present. You could do that before or after cremation, and no deadlines attached. In fact, some people do it months later, and even the involvement of the funeral home could be done without.
Viewing and/or service in presence of the body could also be done. Our charges are all inclusive of cremation and in addition embalming, support staff and conveyances needed for the purpose. After the service, the cremation process will continue as described earlier in the case of direct cremation. You would incur a casket rental charge.
Quite some people like to have the ashes of their loved ones in necklaces, keychains and bracelets., which hold the cremains. These are available at low prices, and you can avail of these services, too.
We have covered the various types of cremations and our site addresses most of your queries. If, in any case, that is not, please feel free to call us at (870) 561-1197 or else on (870) 776-7336. Kindly do visit:

Author's Bio: 

Janie Singleton, owner, previously worked in manufacturing and mortgage banking before starting her career in the funeral industry in 2008. She is a licensed funeral director in Arkansas and a fully licensed life insurance agent in Arkansas and Missouri.