If you have an immediate or imminent need for a simple, affordable cremation in Raleigh, then we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $995. Families’ attitudes to funerals are changing, and cremation offers families greater flexibility in arranging end-of-life services. We understand that many families just want a simple, “no fuss” option that can be delivered at a low cost.
Direct cremation takes care of the immediate disposition of the deceased, and once the cremated remains are available, a memorial or ash-scattering service can be conducted. Why pay more when you can arrange everything for just $995 complete?
What is included in the $995 Simple Cremation Package?
Our simple cremation service includes:
- Collection of the deceased from the place of death
- Transfer to the funeral facility*
- Shelter of the deceased
- Filing of the death certificate and cremation permit
- The cremation process
- Return of the cremated remains in a temporary cremation urn
*an additional mileage fee can apply if outside our basic service area
Are there any extra costs?
The only additional fees are county fees, which are subject to change and payable to the county in order to facilitate the cremation proceeding. Death certificate fees in North Carolina are $10 per copy at present.
Can we still have a funeral service if we arrange a direct cremation?
Yes, of course. You can arrange a memorial service once you have the cremated remains returned. A memorial service is a type of funeral service where the deceased’s body is not present. You can hold a memorial service with or without the cremation urn present. A memorial funeral service can also take the shape of an ash scattering ceremony, candlelit vigil, or tribute. We have some useful resources to help you plan and make your own memorial tributes in our Memorialization section.
Comparing cremation costs in Raleigh, NC
As cremation is becoming a popular choice for Raleigh residents, there are several cremation service providers serving Wake County. The cost of a cremation can vary significantly for the same service, so comparing cremation prices between a few providers is wise to ensure you are benefiting from a value-for-money cremation service package. It is important to check that a direct cremation package includes everything.
How can you save money when arranging a cremation service?
A direct cremation is the most economical means of disposition there is. In Raleigh, an affordable direct cremation can be conducted for $995 complete, making this a very affordable funeral option. If you need to keep funeral costs down, then a simple cremation arranged through a cremation services provider is your lowest cost cremation in Raleigh. You can then arrange your own memorial services once you have the cremated remains returned. This significantly cuts down on funeral expenses.
What help is there with cremation costs?
If qualifying for Social Security, you may be entitled to the lump sum death benefit payment of $255. The funeral director will generally assist you with submitting the claim to Social Security. Of course, many people use life insurance policies to offset funeral costs, but the funeral provider will require payment upfront with a direct cremation.
There is very limited public assistance support for funeral costs, which can vary by county. Check out Wake County Assistance Programs.
Arranging a simple, affordable cremation is the best way to save on cremation costs in Raleigh, NC. Call the DFS Memorials provider now at (919) 213-7889 to find out more!