How to arrange a direct cremation in Lake City, FL for $895

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Why pay unnecessarily for funeral costs? Direct Cremation can offer an easy, flexible, and affordable solution for those families who do not want to spend thousands of dollars on a funeral in Lake City.

Many families today simply cannot afford to spend more than $6,000 on a funeral service. Cremation offers a more affordable alternative, and direct cremation is the most economical option.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Lake City?

These days we are discerning consumers, very mindful of costs, and people now feel the same way about purchasing funeral services.  Why should we not ask how much it costs?  The average cost of a traditional funeral in Lake City is $5,955*, although the lowest price is $5,075.

So how do cremation costs compare in Lake City?

Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial and can, therefore, significantly reduce funeral costs.

No casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault is required, immediately reducing some of the most expensive purchases related to funeral expenses.

The average price for a cremation funeral service in Lake City is $2,970*.

How much is a direct cremation in Lake City, FL

Cremation costs Lake City FL

Direct cremation is the industry term for a ‘simple cremation.’ The funeral home provides only the cremation service, no ceremony or funeral services. The deceased is collected and cremated, and the remains are returned to the family in a basic urn.

Direct cremation offers families lower-cost funeral services and more control over the time and type of memorial ceremonial services they desire. A memorial service can be held in a place of worship, a community venue, or even outdoors. It can be conducted with or without the cremation urn present and can even take the form of an ash-scattering ceremony or interment in a cremation niche or scattering garden.

A basic direct cremation costs $895 in Lake City, although the average price is $1,545*. To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected only family-owned cremation service providers who can offer an affordable cremation package.

Direct cremation means a family can manage to conduct dignified funeral services for as little as $895

Call now at (386) 319-0779 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

Are there any additional fees to the $895 direct cremation package in Lake City?

A ‘disposition permit’ must be issued by the county for a cremation to be conducted. At present, there is no charge for this. Death certificates are an additional cost, as they are issued by the county and are a third-party expense. Death certificates cost $10 for the first certificate and $10 for each additional copy issued.

direct cremation lake city flHow do I know that I am getting the remains of my loved one back?

This is one of the most frequent questions families ask about cremation. Strict laws govern the cremation of human remains, and identity checks must be made throughout the process.

The cremation retort must be completely cleared following a cremation, and only one cremation can be performed at a time. The remains are cleared into a machine that filters out any metal parts (tooth fillings, hip replacements) and then ground into the fine ‘dust’ that is returned as cremation ashes.

What if I am not sure about cremation or the family cannot agree about cremation?

Cremation is such a final disposition that you do need to ensure that you are completely sure that this IS the ‘right’ disposition choice for you.  Certain laws are in place to ensure this final disposition can only proceed if the legal next of kin has authorized it.  A Cremation Authorization Form must be signed by the legal next of kin, and in the case of children, many funeral directors will require all children to sign.

You can authorize an agent for your final disposition or sign the authorization when you preplan a cremation.

What can you do with the cremated remains?

The options of what you can do with the cremated remains of your loved one are one of the reasons cremation is becoming more popular.  You can, of course, just choose to inter the remains in a cemetery plot. You can inter the remains in a niche or columbarium, or you can keep the ashes at home.  Keepsake urns even enable you to disperse the ashes between several family members or choose to scatter some and retain a ‘keepsake’ memorial.

Ash scattering is also more common these days and there are many options for how you can create a befitting ash scattering memorial ceremony.

Can I preplan a direct cremation at an affordable cost?

Yes.  You can preplan a simple direct cremation service.  This is generally funded through an insurance product that will cover this cost when the need arises.  All monies are secured in a trust fund.

Setting up a cremation plan can save your family the stress and expense of making cremation arrangements at the time of need.  It also means you can pre-sign the cremation authorization form, which can help speed up the process of authorizing the cremation at the time of death.

How quickly can a cremation be performed?

It generally takes a few days to make the necessary arrangements, complete all the legal paperwork, and schedule the cremation. However, expedited services can be arranged if required. In Florida, there is a mandatory 48-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.

What do I do if I cannot even afford a cremation?

Saving money on cremation costs

There is very little ‘free’ money to help families with funeral costs.   What is available is constantly changing due to budget constraints, and varies by county.  Some counties do have a provision to assist needy or low-income families.  Contact the Columbia County DFCS to find out what may be available to you locally.

Phone : (866) 762-2237 for Florida Department of Social Services Customer Services

If the deceased qualifies, there is also a $255 lump sum Social Security death benefit payment, which your funeral director can help you claim. So, if your family is struggling financially, a low-cost cremation at $895 with DFS Memorials may be a dignified yet affordable disposition alternative.

If the deceased is at the county Medical Examiner’s office you will still need the services of a funeral director to arrange the release of the body and handle funeral services.  A body can only be released to a licensed funeral establishment.

What is the Direct Cremation service area around Lake City?

The $895 direct cremation package is available in the Lake City area and surrounding counties.

If you have further questions about cremation, feel free to call us at (386) 319-0779 and we will be happy to help.

*funeral prices obtained from online funeral price survey website 2024

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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