More families are choosing cremation as a lower cost alternative to a traditional burial. A cremation can cost about half the cost of a burial service. The cost of the cemetery plot and burial vault is eliminated, plus a casket and embalming is often not required. All in all this saves thousands of dollars.
The fact that more families have migrated and moved areas means cremation can be a preferable option as it allows families to keep loved ones cremated remains close. There is no need for long trips back to cemeteries in home counties or states.
Cremation vs. burial in Huntsville
Sometimes the decision to choose between burial or cremation is dictated by finances. Cremation is a final disposition that involves subjecting extreme heat to the body and the bone fragment remains are then ground to leave an ash-like powder. Generally about 3 pounds of cremated remains are created from an adult cremation. The cremated remains can be interred (similar to a traditional burial) or can be kept in a cremation urn, scattered and used to produce memorial items such as cremation diamonds. A cremation is deemed an inexpensive alternative to a traditional burial, a more environmentally-friendly option and can offer a greater flexibility. It can remove the need for arranging a funeral service immediately. If a cremation is conducted, a memorial service can be held at a later time and location suiting the family, with the cremated remains present.
The DFS Memorials provider for Huntsville also offers an affordable funeral packages.
What is the cost of a cremation in Huntsville, AL?
The cost of a cremation can vary between different funeral homes, even in Huntsville. The cost will also depend upon what type of cremation service is selected. A full cremation service with a ceremony usually costs in the region of $3,500. However a simple basic cremation without a ceremony can be conducted for as little as $1,095 complete.
How do I find a low cost cremation in Huntsville?
More families are shopping around today to compare funeral homes prices. But it can be overwhelming to have to phone round numerous funeral homes to inquire about cremation costs. We have tried to take that hassle away by conducting our own cremation price comparison in Huntsville and then selecting an affordable cremation and funeral provider to work with at DFS Memorials.
DFS Memorials Huntsville (256) 269-2255
Direct cremation $1,095 complete
Call today with any questions you may have, and let DFS Memorials help your family arrange a simple, affordable and dignified cremation for just $1,095.
Once a basic cremation is conducted, many families choose to hold their own memorial service (often in conjunction with their church). This makes the funeral so much more personalized and can offer a significant saving on funeral costs.
$1,095 cremation available to families in Madison, Jackson, Marshall, Morgan, Limestone, and Lawrence Counties, and in Dallas Mills, Downtown, Five Points, Medical District, North Huntsville, Old Town, Twickenham, & West Huntsville