Affordable direct cremation in Monroe, LA

Cheap cremation New Hampshire

Do you need a low-cost funeral alternative? Funerals can be expensive, and more families are finding themselves unable to meet the high costs associated with traditional funeral services.

At DFS Memorials, we can help you save $$$ on the cost of a funeral or cremation.

We offer a simple, affordable direct cremation service package for just $1,695.  This is the best-priced direct cremation in North Louisiana.

Call (318) 431-3929 to make arrangements.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Alexandria?

Cheap cremation Monroe LA

According to online funeral price comparison resources, a traditional funeral service in Monroe costs $9,138*  This price does not include any cemetery fees. 

How much does a cremation service cost?

Families are turning to cremation services as cremation offers a more affordable and flexible alternative to a traditional burial service. No cemetery plot, burial vault, casket, or embalming is required for a cremation service.  Eliminating these can save thousands of dollars.  Also, cremation can offer more flexibility for the family in making funeral arrangements.  A funeral service does not have to be held immediately and can be arranged after a cremation has been conducted.

Direct cremation is proving the preferred choice for families seeking simplicity and affordability.  Direct cremation is when the funeral home offers cremation only, with no ceremony or services at the funeral home.

After a direct cremation, the family can make their own arrangements to conduct a memorial service when they feel it best works for them and in a place of their choosing.  This, again, helps to save money on funeral expenses.

Cremation services vary in price, but the average cost for a cremation service is around $6,664.  However, a direct cremation service can be arranged in Monroe for as little as $1,695.

What do you need to understand when arranging a cremation?

Cremation Authorizations & Requirements

Cremation is a very final disposition of human remains.  For this reason, there is legislation governing how a cremation must be conducted.  Before cremation can proceed, the legal next of kin must all sign a Cremation Authorization Form.  The coroner will issue a permit to cremate once all legal requirements are met.

Most states have a mandatory wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted. This is usually between 24-48 hours. However, it usually takes at least this time to get all the paperwork in order and the permit issued.

What if the deceased is at the coroner’s office?

If your loved one is held at the morgue, you will still need the services of a licensed funeral professional.  As he or she will need to liaise with the coroner to obtain permits, the body can generally be released into the care of the funeral director while the Parish permits are issued.

If you have further questions about cremation or need immediate assistance, please call Greg at (318) 431-3929.  He has 35 years’ experience in the funeral profession and is ready to serve your family at your time of need.

Sara Marsden

I have been researching and writing about the death care industry for the last fifteen years. End of life services and experiences are something most of us choose not to reflect upon until we are suddenly faced with dealing with it. I have been contributing comprehensive and independent resources for families that explain how the funeral industry operates, and the laws that govern funeral practices. Sara writes for US Funerals Online and DFS Memorials LLC, as well as contributing to other forums and publications for the death care industry. I have a BA in Cultural Studies. This helps my analysis of cultural death care rituals, alongside a career background in Business Management. The death care industry is undergoing an epoch of change and this fascinates me.

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