How to arrange a low cost cremation in Waco, TX

Cremation is gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional burial in Waco.  Although the cremation rate in Texas is still way below the national average, it is growing exponentially, as families choose less expensive funeral options.  As acceptance of cremation grows, and more families decide that they cannot afford to spend thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, we are sure to see cremation become a preferred choice.

Why choose cremation?

There are several reasons cited as to why families today choose cremation.  The most common reason is the price.  A cremation will cost significantly less than a traditional burial.  A cremation will generally cost at least half the cost of a traditional funeral – if not less.  So opting for cremation is a sure-fire way to make a funeral more affordable, just the savings on such items as the casket, embalming, and the cemetery fees, save thousands of dollars.  Yet a cremation service can be just as traditional and dignified as a burial service.

Other reasons why cremation is becoming more accepted is a declining religious traditionalism, a greater interest in more environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional burial, and a more transient population.   For many individuals cremation is just a personal choice that offers a simple, less costly, and more flexible means to conduct a funeral.

How much does a cremation cost in Waco?

This is the all-important question that many families wish to find the answer to!  Too often funeral homes do not disclose cremation prices in their marketing literature or websites.  It is important to understand that the cost of a cremation in Waco can vary considerably, depending upon the funeral provider you select.

A simple, direct cremation costs around $1,095 but It is fair to say that the average cost of a cremation can be up to $3,200 for a cremation with a service and a standard urn.  However, you can pay more, or less, than this for a cremation service.  It largely depends upon the professional fees a funeral home charges and the ancillary services/products you select (such as if a ceremony is conducted, the type of cremation urn, whether memorial products and an obituary are included).

A basic cremation service: Arranging a direct cremation in Waco

The lowest cost cremation in Waco is what is known as an immediate cremation or a direct cremation.  This is where the deceased is collected and cremated without any viewing or ceremony.  The cremated remains are returned to the family in a basic temporary urn (unless a cremation urn is selected).  A direct cremation service can be arranged in Waco for $1,095 complete. This form of arranging a simple cremation enables families to conduct death care at a low cost and arrange their own memorial service or ash scattering at a time and place convenient for them.

How can I compare cremation costs between funeral homes in Waco?

One thing we have always recommended families is that you should consult more than one funeral home and compare funeral quotes.  Now we understand that this can seem daunting if you are grieving and do not want to make numerous phone calls or visits.  For this reason, DFS Memorials wanted to take the hassle out of shopping around for cremation prices.  We selected a licensed funeral home in Waco that we know offers one of the best prices on cremations.  This means we can direct you straight to a local, family-owned funeral company that will offer you exceptional value for money as well as meaning your needs are being serviced by a local business.

Call (254) 221-6609 to speak with a funeral director

Direct Cremation Service – $1,095

I cannot afford a funeral: What help is there towards funeral costs?

More families today are finding it a struggle to meet funeral costs, especially if they were unexpected.  So what can you do if you can’t afford to pay for a funeral?  Any public aid for funeral expenses is very patchy at best and varies by each state and county.  All states do have a responsibility to care for indigent funerals, but this is generally for those who become the responsibility of the state, and not generally for those who just do not have the savings to meet the cost of a funeral.  Some funeral homes will offer payment plans or funeral financing, but it is not always easy to get approval.  Local organizations and charities often have some funding to assist those on welfare with funeral expenses.  If you are worried about how you can pay for a funeral, you really need to focus on keeping your funeral costs as low as possible.  Direct cremation will be the lowest cost funeral option you can do.

Also, remember that there is the $255 Social Security death benefit if you qualify and that veterans are entitled to some benefits.

DFS Memorials serves families in the counties of Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hill & McLennan counties and throughout Alta Vista, Austin Avenue, Baylor, Bellmead, Brazos, Brook Oaks, Brookview, Carver, Castle Heights, Cedar Ridge, Dean Highland, East Riverside, Elm Mott, Heart O’ Texas, Hewitt, Ignorant Holler, Kendrick, Lacy-Lakeview, Landon Branch, Mountainview, North Lake Waco, North Waco, Northcrest, Oakwood, Parkdale, Richland Hills, Robinson, Sanger Heights, Timbercrest, University, Viking Hills & Woodway with low-cost funeral and cremation services.

Direct cremation costs in Tucson, AZ

This article explains how arranging a cremation can save you money on your funeral costs.  How arranging a direct cremation is a simple and affordable funeral care solution when you can arrange an affordable direct cremation service for just $811.

If you need immediate assistance, call your local provider now.  Or, read on to learn more about Tucson’s cremation costs and services.

How can you save money by arranging a cremation?

The traditional funeral is dying, replaced by a modern life celebration and a lean towards cremation services.  Although changing attitudes in culture are acknowledged for this change, COST is one of the biggest factors.  A traditional funeral can cost upwards of $10,000 (when you include cemetery fees).  The National Funeral Directors Association’s survey of 2021 posited the average cost of a funeral in the U.S. at around $8,000 (without any cemetery charges).  Yet a full-service cremation service will cost in the region of $3,000 – $4,000, and a simple direct cremation can be arranged for $811. It doesn’t take much to work out why our nation is turning to cremation!

Indeed direct cremation is becoming the new ‘vogue’ on the cremation scene.  Why? Because it presents the most cost-effective way to conduct a funeral and can put control of memorialization back in the realm of the family.  A direct cremation simply ensures that a professional takes care of the disposition element.  Once the family has the cremated remains returned, they can conduct memorial services as, when, and if they see fit.

For many families, it is a case of need – in tough financial times – they just need the most affordable funeral option.  For other families, it has become a decision of choice and principle – why spend thousands of dollars when a funeral can be conducted for a fraction of that cost?

Low-cost cremation in Tucson

A low-cost, simple cremation is available in Tucson for just $811.  Cremation prices vary considerably between providers, so it is important to check around and ensure that the cremation price quoted for a low-cost cremation equitably compares.  Check exactly what is included.  Death certificates and state filings are often an additional ‘cash advance’ but check that the cremation container and cremation fee are included in any low-cost price advertised.  Too often, we have found what appeared to be a low-cost cremation option, only to discover that the hidden charges can bump the price up!

Call (520) 200-7742 now to arrange a direct cremation for just $811 in Tucson and surrounding areas.

Cash Advance items: A death certificate in Tucson is $20.00 – Pima County Medical Examiners fee is $30.00

What does a cremation cost?How do I choose a cremation provider in Tucson?

With cremation costs in Tucson varying so much, choosing a cremation services provider is not always easy.  As cremation becomes more popular, more funeral homes are installing their own crematories, which can give a family assurance about their loved one’s care.  If you are researching because you do not have a provider in mind or need to find the most affordable cremation option in your area, then DFS Memorials can help direct you.  We do the research to help save families stress and time, and we ONLY work with reputable, local family-owned funeral homes.

Alternatively, you can check out this directory listing of all funeral homes in Tucson in zip code order.

How do providers compare in Tucson?

The cost of a direct cremation varies considerably.  This can depend on the cremation services provider selected and the type of cremation service chosen.  It is always wise to compare prices.  A basic direct cremation in Tucson can be conducted for just $811 with a local, family-owned funeral home.

Is there any help with cremation costs in Tucson?

Sadly we are asked this question all too often these days!  With more families struggling financially, it can be crippling to be faced with unexpected funeral expenses.  If qualifying, there is a $255 Social Security death benefit payment and benefits for veterans.  Each state has its own budget and governance for dealing with indigent funerals, although much funding has been axed in recent years.  You can try contacting your local county Social or Human Services to inquire if any financial aid is available locally.  This article on ‘How to Pay for a Funeral’ also covers some other ways you can gain support towards funeral costs.

DFS Memorials Tucson serves families in Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal & Santa Cruz Counties and Armory Park, Avondale, Barrio Viejo, Central, Civano, Congress Street, Convention, Cragin-Keeling, Downtown, Eastside, El Encanto, El Presidio, Fairgrounds, Fourth Avenue, Menlo Park, Northwest, Old Fort Lowell, Old Pascua, Pullman, Sam Hughes, Santa Cruz Southwest, South Tucson, Sunnyside, Western Hills, & Winter-haven

Direct Cremation Services in Indianapolis – $750

The shift to cremation is sweeping across the nation as families demand more affordable death care alternatives. Cremation is now fast becoming a disposition choice for many families in Indianapolis. For those families who do not want to overspend on a funeral, or simply do not have the funds for a costly funeral, direct cremation in Indianapolis is a low-cost alternative.

How much does a cremation cost in Indianapolis?

This is the question that most families want to know. As a nation of price-conscious consumers, we expect to check prices and compare deals. The purchase of funeral services is no different. Traditionally families felt it was inappropriate to make funeral price inquiries, but today this is changing.

A traditional funeral can cost around $9,000 (NFDA 2021) and does NOT include cemetery costs. Many families today cannot afford an amount like $10,000 to pay for a funeral. A cremation will cost at least half this amount, if not less, depending upon the type of cremation services selected and the crematory.

A basic cremation can cost anywhere between $750 and $4,000. To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected a family-owned cremation services provider in Indianapolis who can offer a basic cremation package for just $750. Affordable cremation memorial and full-service cremation packages are also available.

Call now on (317) 207-6929 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

Cremation services in Indianapolis

There are different types of cremation services, so it is possible to arrange whatever type of funeral service you require – from a simple cremation to a full traditional funeral or unique ‘life celebration’ events. A great thing about cremation is that it opens up so many possibilities for memorialization.

Direct cremation services in Indianapolis

indianapolis-cremation-servicesA direct cremation is probably the fastest-growing type of cremation service. Many of the DFS Memorials providers report that 80% of the cremations they do are direct cremations. A direct cremation is the industry term for a basic cremation with no services. The deceased is collected, and transported to the crematory/funeral home, the legal paperwork completed, and the cremation performed. The cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary urn. Most funeral homes offering a direct cremation package offer an inclusive price, where only cash advance items such as the death certificate and cremation permit fee are additional to the direct cremation package cost. Be sure to check this when consulting with a funeral home.

Arranging a direct cremation helps the family take care of the immediate disposition of the deceased in a dignified and economical way. This simple, ‘no fuss’ approach to death care is becoming more popular, with many families arranging their memorial service or ash scattering ceremony once the cremated remains are returned. Why pay thousands of dollars to a funeral director when you can conduct your own personalized service for a fraction of this cost?

Why is cremation so much cheaper than a traditional funeral?

There are a number of significant funeral merchandise items that are not required for cremation. No casket is required for cremation – a suitable cremation container is all that is required by law. No burial vault or cemetery plot is needed, and in most cases, the body is not embalmed. This eliminates thousands of dollars in funeral costs. Many families are now opting for direct cremation (the cheapest cremation) because they can then arrange their own funeral service once they have the cremation ashes back. With the decline in traditionalism and the rise in personalization, more families are opting to arrange something different as a life tribute.

How 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 along the way. The cremation retort has to 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.

Not all funeral homes have their own crematory and sub their cremations to a local crematory. If you have concerns about the continuity of care offered throughout the cremation process, you may wish to choose a funeral home with their own crematory, so your loved one’s remains never leave their care!

direct-cremationWhat if I am unsure about cremation or the family cannot agree?

Cremation is such a final disposition, 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 prefer to have all children sign.

You can authorize an agent for your final disposition or sign the authorization when you preplan a cremation. For further questions about direct cremation in Indianapolis, call your local provider at (317) 207-6929.

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 ceremony.

Is it possible to preplan a low-cost cremation?

Yes. You can preplan a simple direct cremation service. This is generally funded through an insurance product covering this cost when the need arises. All monies are secured in a trust fund. Call your local DFS provider now at (317) 207-6929 to discuss pre-planning options.

How quickly can a cremation be performed?

For a direct cremation in Indianapolis, it will generally take 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 many states, a mandatory 24-hour wait period must occur after death, but this does not apply in Indiana.

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

There is very little ‘free’ money to help families with funeral costs.   Indiana has a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which will contribute $400 towards cemetery costs and $600 towards funeral costs. However, you do need to qualify for this support. You would need to contact Marion County Human Services to find out more.

What is the service area around Indianapolis?

The $750 direct cremation package is available throughout all of Greater Indianapolis and surrounding counties.

If you have further questions about cremation, feel free to call us at (317) 207-6929.

Understanding cremation & funeral costs in Albuquerque, NM

Funeral costs are a concern for many families today. Whether you choose not to spend unnecessarily on a funeral or simply cannot afford the cost of a funeral.

It can seem overwhelming trying to work out exactly what a funeral will cost in Albuquerque, and work out your options, especially if you have just lost a loved one. So we have put together this guide to help you understand funeral costs in Albuquerque and, more importantly, how to save money by arranging a direct cremation for just $1,090.

How much does a funeral cost in Albuquerque?

This is a question that funeral directors often seem to sidestep answering! Instead, they like to regale you with stories of how many generations they have been in business or how excellent they are at providing ‘special’ ceremonies. I have no doubt that this is true, BUT this still does not always justify their pricing. If a funeral director cannot simply answer a question about price…it should ring alarm bells!

The average cost of a funeral is around $9,000 (according to the National Association of Funeral Directors 2021), and this does not include any cemetery costs. So a traditional funeral is likely to cost you somewhere in the region of $8,000 to $12,000.

Today, when most families live paycheck to paycheck, it is hardly surprising that paying out this amount for a funeral can seem insurmountable.

So how can you save money by arranging a cremation?

Choosing cremation will save you around 40 – 60% of the cost of a burial funeral. Cremation removes the need for several of the largest expenditures of a funeral – a casket, a grave liner, and cemetery plot and embalming. To save money, it is possible to hold your own memorial service (with the cremated remains present) because you do not have to go ahead with a funeral ceremony immediately. This can allow families time to make decisions.

What is the average cost of a cremation in Albuquerque?

It is important to understand that cremation prices do differ considerably between different funeral homes in Albuquerque. For this reason, an ‘average’ cremation cost has to be put into the perspective of what kind of cremation services are being assessed.

The average cost of a cremation is around $3,200 for a cremation with a ceremony and a mid-range urn.   However, cheaper cremation options are available as outlined below, and you can arrange a cremation in Albuquerque for as little as $1,090 complete.

Choosing a Cremation Package

funeral-cost-new-mexicoA funeral home must have a general price list (GPL) outlining their service charges, but many funeral homes also offer cremation packages, where a price is offered for a complete cremation service. In comparing costs and services between funeral homes, it is important to ensure you are comparing like-for-like services, especially when it is a quoted cremation package price.

Not all cremation providers quote a fully inclusive price when quoting a cremation package. There are generally 3 main types of cremation options – a direct cremation (a basic minimal cremation), a cremation with a funeral service, or a cremation with a memorial service. The difference is that with a direct cremation, there is NO service or ceremony conducted by the funeral provider, although you can conduct your own memorial services afterward.

A cremation with a funeral service is generally where the deceased is present, and the cremation is conducted after the service. A cremation with a memorial service is where the cremation is conducted first, and a memorial service is held with the cremation urn present.

Arranging a direct cremation in Albuquerque

A direct cremation is the least expensive cremation option. It is sometimes referred to as simple or basic cremation or called an immediate cremation. It means that just a basic disposition service is offered. The deceased is collected and prepared for cremation, all the necessary documentation is completed, the cremation process goes ahead, and then the cremated remains are returned to the family (generally in a temporary urn).

How do I choose a cremation provider in Albuquerque?

cremation-service-new-mexicoChoosing a cremation provider can depend upon what kind of cremation services you require. If you are looking for a cremation with a ceremony or interment committal, then you will need a funeral home that offers the facilities for a ceremony, and that is in a good location for your family.

If you have decided upon a simple direct cremation at the most affordable price, then you may consider the services of a provider who specifically offers a direct cremation at a low cost. The locale of the funeral home is not as essential if no services are being held. And many funeral homes have extended their service area for direct cremation services.

The DFS Memorials provider for Albuquerque is an established funeral home with facilities for ceremonies. DFS Memorials offers families a low-cost alternative in Albuquerque.

Call (505) 209-3359 now to arrange a direct cremation for just $1,090 in Albuquerque and surrounding areas.

How do cremation providers compare in Albuquerque?

It is always wise to shop around and compare services and costs. We do it in any other large purchase, so why not when purchasing end-of-life services? You will no doubt be surprised by how much the cost of funeral services can vary between funeral homes in Albuquerque.

At DFS Memorials, we researched the best cremation prices in Albuquerque to save you the task of phoning around to compare prices. This way, we can save you the hassle when you are emotionally fragile. We have included a selection of direct cremation prices from funeral homes in Albuquerque so you can see how much costs vary.

Disclaimer: This cremation cost information was obtained from providers in March 2022. Prices are posted to help families make informed decisions. However, periodically providers change their prices. We make every effort to ensure the prices are accurate, but prices must be verified directly with the listed funeral home.

Provider Direct cremation price
Cremation Society of New Mexico $1,430
Direct Funeral & Cremation Services $1,594.62
DFS Memorials Albuquerque $1,090

What if the deceased had no life insurance? Is there any help with funeral costs in Albuquerque?

An individual passing without insurance and family struggling to meet funeral costs is becoming more frequent. Public aid can be a little patchy depending on where you are, but you can consult your local county human services or social services to find out if any financial assistance is nearby.   The state will meet indigent burials for those that become the responsibility of the State, but there are generally eligibility requirements for any state funding for funeral expenses.

There is also the $255 Social Security lump sum death benefit for those that qualify, and various union, faith, and charitable organizations may offer some support to families to assist with covering funeral costs.

DFS Memorials Albuquerque serves families throughout the Greater Albuquerque area and Bernalillo, Cibola, Guadalupe, Los Alamos, McKinley, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Torrance & Valencia Counties.

Affordable cremation services in Bloomington, Indiana

Cremation is increasing in popularity in Indiana.  It offers an efficient and inexpensive funeral alternative.  The interest in cremation has prompted families to seek out information on cremation in their area, especially to find out about cremation costs and cremation procedures. This article can hopefully answer some of your questions about cremation services in Bloomington.

What types of cremation services are available?

Just as with a funeral service, there is a range of options for arranging a cremation service. You can opt for a simple cremation or a full traditional funeral followed by a cremation.

Cremation offers families greater flexibility as a cremation can be conducted following death, and then the funeral service can be arranged at a later date more suitable to the family.  Cremated remains can also be simply transported to another location for interment should this be required.

A basic cremation generally does NOT include any services or ceremony, a cremation funeral service is where the deceased is present during the service, and a cremation follows, and a cremation memorial service is where the ceremony is held after the cremation, with or without the cremated remains present.

How much does a cremation service cost in Bloomington?

The price of a cremation will vary between funeral homes in Bloomington.  The NFDA* surveyed the average funeral cost at $7,848 in 2021, which does not include any cemetery costs.  In contrast, the average cost of a cremation is $2,250, according to the Cremation Association of North America.

Cremation service costs in Bloomington start at $850 for a basic, simple cremation but can range to $3,500 for a cremation with a service.

Who can authorize a cremation?

The legal next of kin is required to authorize a cremation, and cremation cannot proceed without this signature.   In Indiana, it is now law (2009) that you can authorize your own cremation ahead of time by filling in an Indiana Designated Agent funeral planning form.  This can save the important decision having to be made by next of kin when the time comes, prevents any dispute between family members, and ensures your wishes are met.  Once the cremation authorization form is signed and complete, the funeral director can obtain a permit to cremate.

bloomington-cremation-servicesHow do I know that I am getting back the remains of my loved one?

Many families ask this very valid question when first considering cremation.  There are very strict protocols that govern how cremation is conducted by a funeral home or crematory, and all cremation operatives are accordingly trained.  Human remains MUST be cremated individually, and the chamber (cremation retort) cleared completely before the next cremation.

An ID tagging process is employed, and checks are made each step of the way.  This ensures that the cremated remains you receive back are those of your loved one and nothing more!

Who offers the best cremation prices in Bloomington?

Our DFS Memorials provider offers the best cremation service price in Bloomington.  We would challenge you to find a direct cremation for less!  As a full-service funeral home, our provider can assist you with cremation memorial services – all available at the best prices.

DFS Memorials Bloomington – Direct cremation $850

Call (812) 213-2009

Cremation and personalization

Cremation offers families a wonderful opportunity in how we can personalize and memorialize our lost loved ones.  Of course, cremated remains can be kept close for those that would prefer to have their loved one nearby – whether in a keepsake urn, a cremation diamond, or other cremation artifacts – or the possibilities for ash scattering are almost limitless.

Read this article on Ash Scattering for more information on what options are available and sensible guidelines for how to scatter.

Cremation niches or columbariums are now available in most cemeteries.  These offer a small interment site, generally above ground, where a cremation urn can be interred.  Many cemeteries will also facilitate the opening and closing of an existing family plot to inter a cremation urn if required.  There are fees for this, though.  Cremation niches can cost anywhere between $500 and $5,000, so as with funeral costs, it is imperative to shop around and compare costs.

*NFDA – National Association of Funeral Directors

$995 Simple cremation in St Petersburg FL

If you have the immediate or imminent need for a simple cremation, then we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $995.

Cremation is a popular choice in St Petersburg, and we understand that many families just want a simple, “no fuss” option that can be delivered at a low cost.

When you can take care of everything for $995, arranging a simple, direct cremation service, why should you pay more than this?

What is included in the $995 Simple Cremation Package in St Petersburg?

Our simple cremation service includes:

  • Collection of the deceased from the place of death
  • Transfer to the crematory
  • Shelter & refrigeration of the deceased while authorizations and permits are acquired (and for the mandatory 48-hours wait period before a cremation can legally be performed)
  • Filing of the death certificate and cremation permit
  • The cremation process
  • Return of the cremated remains in a temporary cremation urn

The DFS Memorials provider, Mortuary Services of Florida, is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949.  Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.

Are there any extra costs?

Additional fees are county fees, which are subject to change and payable to the county in order to facilitate the cremation proceeding. The cost for a death certificate is $10.00.

Call us today at (727) 201-1616, and let us help make this difficult time easier. We are happy to answer any questions you have and help guide you through the process.

Can I preplan a cremation in St Petersburg?

Yes, you can prearrange a cremation.  Advance planning can help to ensure you get the most appropriate services provider for your needs and can save the surviving family the financial and emotional burden at the time of death.  There are various options open to you to plan ahead, so consult with your preferred services provider.  A pre-arranged direct cremation plan can be preplanned at an affordable cost in St Petersburg, ensuring your family does not have the burden of worrying about funeral costs.

direct cremationWhat can we do with the cremated remains?

As I mentioned earlier, there is versatility in what you can do with cremated remains.  You can inter a cremation urn in a cemetery plot or niche, keep an urn at home, scatter the remains or create a cremation artifact such as a cremation diamond, glass paperweight, bird bath, or memorial reef ball, to name but a few!

For ideas, suggestions, and guidance on an Ash Scattering Memorial – Check out our Complete Guide to Scattering Cremated Remains.

The deceased had no life insurance – is there any help with cremation costs?

Sadly, there is little financial aid that supports families struggling with funeral costs.  Most counties have a budget for indigent funerals, but this is generally for those who truly are indigent.  Some counties do have limited funds to help low-income families with cremation costs, but this can vary county by county.  Often, the most basic funeral services will be supported in these cases, with limited control over what happens.

Remember – An affordable direct cremation from DFS Memorials can be arranged for $995 in St Petersburg.

Visit this Ultimate Guide to Cremation 2022 if you have further questions about arranging a cremation service.

You may also find this Guide to Cremation Costs in Florida helpful.

Affordable Cremation Services in Pensacola, FL

Cremation is fast becoming the ‘preferred’ disposition choice for families in Pensacola.  The word is out that cremation offers a more affordable funeral alternative, and when families either have not got thousands of dollars to spend on a funeral or simply do not want to spend unnecessarily, cremation offers a low-cost alternative. In this guide, we will explain how to arrange affordable cremation services in Pensacola and hopefully answer some other questions you may have.

Direct cremation Pensacola FLHow much does a cremation cost in Pensacola?

This is the question that most families want to know.  As a nation of price-conscious consumers, we expect to check prices and compare deals.  The purchase of funeral services is no different.  Traditionally families felt it was inappropriate to make funeral price inquiries, but today this is changing.

A traditional funeral can cost around $9,000 (NFDA 2021), and this does NOT include cemetery costs.  Many families today cannot afford an amount like $10,000 to $12,000 to pay for a funeral.  A cremation will cost at least half this amount, if not less, depending upon the type of cremation services selected and the crematory.

A basic cremation in Pensacola can cost anywhere between $995 and $4,000.  In order to help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected a family-owned cremation services provider in Pensacola who can offer a basic cremation package for just $995.

The DFS Memorials provider in Pensacola, Mortuary Services of Florida, is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949.  Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.

cremation-plan-pensacolaCremation services in Pensacola

There are different types of cremation services, so it is possible to arrange whatever type of funeral service you require – from a simple cremation to a full traditional funeral or unique ‘life celebration’ events.  A great thing about cremation is that it opens up many memorialization possibilities.

Direct cremation services

Direct cremation is probably the fastest-growing type of cremation service.  A direct cremation is the industry term for a basic cremation with no services.  The deceased is collected, and transported to the crematory/funeral home, the legal paperwork completed, and the cremation performed.  The cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary urn.  Most funeral homes offering a direct cremation package offer an inclusive price, where only cash advance items such as the death certificate and cremation permit fee are additional to the direct cremation package cost.  Be sure to check this when consulting with a funeral home.

Florida is one state that licenses Direct Disposers.  A direct disposer ONLY offers direct cremation.  Because of the nature of solely offering direct cremation services, a licensed direct disposer can often offer very competitive direct cremation prices.

Call DFS Memorials now on (850) 290-5525 to arrange a direct cremation for just $995.

Why is cremation so much cheaper than a traditional funeral?

There are a number of significant funeral merchandise items that are not required for cremation.  No casket is required for cremation – a suitable cremation container is all that is required by law.  No burial vault or cemetery plot is needed; in most cases, the body is not embalmed.  This eliminates thousands of dollars in funeral costs.

Many families are now opting for direct cremation (the cheapest cremation) because they can then arrange their own funeral service once they have the cremation ashes back.  With the decline in traditionalism and the rise in personalization, more families are opting to arrange something different as a life tribute.

cremation-services-pensacolaHow 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 along the way.  The cremation retort has to 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, 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 prefer to have all children 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 another option in Pensacola, especially scattering into the Gulf.  Read more about Ash Scattering.

preplanning-funeral-pensacolaIs it possible to preplan a low-cost cremation?

Yes, you can preplan simple, low-cost cremation services in and lock in on today’s prices.  A low-cost cremation plan is generally financed with an insurance or trust fund.

Alternatively, you can set down your wishes and put aside the necessary amount [$995] in a Payable on Death POD account.  This keeps your money in your control and safe. When the time arises, your beneficiary can withdraw the funds to pay for your funeral.

How quickly can a cremation be performed?

There is a mandatory 48-hour waiting period in Florida before a cremation can proceed.

What do I do if I cannot even afford cremation services in Pensacola?

Sadly this happens too often today!  Families experience the death and a loved one and simply do not have the money to pay for a funeral.  There is very limited financial support to assist families with funeral costs.  Social Security offers a $255 lump sum death benefit payment to those individuals who qualify. [Your funeral director can assist you in claiming this]

Some counties do offer indigent burial assistance, but this varies, so you need to consult your local county Human Services to find out what support may be available.

Veteran’s Funerals in Pensacola

If you wish to arrange a direct cremation for a veteran in Pensacola, we do offer discounts for veterans, and all vets qualify for a free cemetery plot, grave marker, and flag.

If you have further questions about cremation, check out our guide on Understanding cremation laws and Cremations in Florida.

Guide to Cremation costs in Orlando, FL

We have put together this short cremation information guide to help families research and compare cremation costs in Orlando.  Cremation is the preferred disposition choice of families in Florida, and fortunately, this has made the cremation market quite competitive.  We have outlined below a cremation price comparison of funeral homes in Orlando to help you understand how the cost of a cremation can vary.

What is the average cost of a cremation in Orlando?

This is a question that many funeral consumers are asking today.  We have all become more discerning consumers, and today we approach the purchase of a funeral as no different from any large purchase.  We expect to be able to check and compare prices and find a ‘best value’ funeral service.

The average cost of a cremation in Orlando is in the region of $1,800 if you take into account the full-service funeral homes.  However, many funeral homes and direct disposers offer low-cost cremation services, and it is possible to arrange a direct cremation in Orlando for $995.

How do I choose a Cremation Package?

When comparing cremation costs and services, you must compare like-for-like services.  Some funeral homes will package services to simplify families’ selection process.  However, not all funeral homes include the same services/products in a funeral package, so be careful to check this.

Direct cremation in Orlando

A direct cremation proves the cheapest way to conduct a cremation disposition.  It is otherwise known as an immediate cremation or sometimes referred to as a basic or simple cremation.  It just means that the funeral home handles the cremation-servicescremation without providing any ceremony or other services.

The deceased is collected and sheltered for the mandatory waiting period while the cremation documentation is processed and the cremation is conducted using a simple cremation container.  Afterward, the cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary cremation urn.

Direct cremation presents a simple, no-fuss means to conduct a cremation at the time of death, allowing the family to gather at a later date/time to conduct their own memorial services.  It is popular in Florida, where many retirees and snowbirds may simply wish to have their remains shipped back to family in their home state.  It also facilitates a low-cost funeral alternative for families who cannot afford an elaborate funeral and need to keep funeral costs as low as possible.  A direct cremation is a no less dignified alternative to a traditional funeral.

The DFS Memorials provider, Mortuary Services of Florida, is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949.  Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.

How do I choose a cremation provider in Orlando?

Choosing a cremation services provider can be difficult, especially if the family has not had any chance to preplan a cremation option.  If you are looking to find a cremation service on the news of the loss of a loved one, this decision can be even harder when you are grieving and have to make a timely decision.

It can help you to select which funeral home to choose if you outline some criteria about the type of cremation service you require.  Do be aware of the distinction between selecting a funeral home or a direct disposer.  A direct disposer will generally not have a funeral home establishment and cannot offer such services as a viewing, visitation, or funeral services.  Sometimes families’ opt for a direct cremation but then choose to add on a private family viewing or a short goodbye service.

It can help to contact more than one funeral home to inquire and check cremation prices and services.  This will help to give you a better idea of how providers compare and give you a feel for what kind of service level you can expect.

How can you save money by arranging a cremation?

A cremation WILL save you money!  Generally, a cremation costs at least half the cost of a traditional burial service.  There is no need for a casket, embalming, a burial vault, or a full-size cemetery plot.  A cremation with a full service can usually be conducted for between $3,000 – $5,000, depending upon casket choices and other ancillary services.  However, as outlined above, you can arrange a simple cremation for under $1,000.  Other ways you can save money are to conduct your own memorial service and/or make your own memorial tributes.

Low-cost cremation in Orlando

There are a number of low-cost cremation providers serving the Orlando area.  DFS Memorials only works with a local licensed direct disposal establishment that offers a complete direct cremation service with no hidden extras.

DFS Memorials – Call (407) 710-8865 

Simple Cremation  $995

Is there any help with cremation costs in Orlando?

Sadly we are asked this question so often today!  There is limited financial aid to help families with funeral costs.  All states/counties have different rules and budgets for the public aid level (if any).  If you are struggling financially and worried about how you can pay for a funeral, you may wish to try consulting your county social services or human services.   The state is responsible for dealing with indigent burials, but this is generally just for those individuals who become the responsibility of the state.

Social Security will pay a lump sum death benefit of $255 to those that qualify, and veterans are entitled to certain benefits.  Union, church, and charity organizations may assist a family with fundraising to pay for funeral expenses.  If finances are a concern – the most important thing is to try and keep your funeral costs down as much as possible.

Read our Complete Guide to Ash Scattering for guidance on How to Safely Scatter Cremated Remains and Discover Ash Scattering Options.

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Understanding funeral & cremation costs in Los Angeles, CA – $750 direct cremation

Funeral costs are a concern for many families today.  Not only can many of us not afford an elaborate and expensive funeral, but more people are deciding that they want something more simple and affordable.  It can seem overwhelming trying to work out exactly what a funeral will cost in Los Angeles, and work out your options, especially if you have just lost a loved one.  So we have put together this guide to help you understand funeral costs in Los Angeles and, more importantly, how to save money arranging a funeral or cremation.

How much does a funeral cost in Los Angeles?

This is a question that funeral directors often seem to sidestep answering!  Instead, they like to regale you with stories of how many generations they have been in business, or how excellent they are at providing ‘special’ ceremonies.  I have no doubt that this is true BUT this still does not always justify their pricing.  If a funeral director cannot simply answer a question about price…it should ring alarm bells!

The average cost of a funeral is $7,640 (according to the National Association of Funeral Directors 2019), and this does not include any cemetery costs.  So a traditional funeral is likely to cost you somewhere in the region of $6,000 to $10,000.  Today when 64% of families are now living paycheck to paycheck (CNBC March 2022), it is hardly surprising that paying out this amount for a funeral can seem insurmountable.

So how can you save money by arranging a cremation?

A cremation is likely to save you at least half the cost of a traditional burial funeral.  You immediately save on some of the largest outlays associated with a funeral.  With cremation, there is no need for a casket, embalming, a burial vault, cemetery plot, or full-size grave marker.  Eliminating these funeral merchandise items alone can save you a few thousand dollars!  Another way that cremation can save money is that it is possible to hold a memorial service (with the cremated remains present) without having to go ahead with a funeral ceremony immediately.  This can allow families time to make decisions.  Often this can mean that money-saving options can be more thoroughly explored.  Some families even choose to conduct their own memorial service, which can save on venue and staff costs, plus it also makes a service so much more personalized.

What is the average cost of a cremation in Los Angeles?

It is important to understand that cremation prices do differ quite considerably between different funeral homes in Los Angeles.  For this reason, an ‘average’ cremation cost has to be put into the perspective of what kind of cremation services are being assessed.  The average cost of a cremation is $2,250 [CANA] for a cremation with a ceremony and a mid-range urn.    However, cheaper cremation options are available as outlined below, and you can arrange a cremation in Los Angeles for as little as $750 complete.

Choosing a Cremation Package

A funeral home must have a general price list (GPL) outlining their service charges but many funeral homes also offer cremation packages, where a price is offered for a complete cremation service.  In comparing costs and services between funeral homes, it is important to ensure you are comparing like-for-like services, especially when it is a quoted cremation package price.

Not all cremation providers quote a fully inclusive price when quoting a cremation package.  There are generally 3 main types of cremation options – a direct cremation (a basic minimal cremation), a cremation with a funeral service, or a cremation with a memorial service.  The difference is that with a direct cremation there is NO service or ceremony conducted by the funeral provider, although you can conduct your own memorial services afterward.  A cremation with a funeral service is generally where the deceased is present and the cremation is conducted after the service.  A cremation with a memorial service is where the cremation is conducted first and a memorial service is held with the cremation urn present.

Arranging a direct cremation in Los Angeles

A direct cremation is the least expensive cremation option.  It is sometimes referred to as simple or basic cremation or called an immediate cremation.  It means that just a basic disposition service is offered.  The deceased is collected, prepared for cremation, all the necessary documentation completed, the cremation process goes ahead, and then the cremated remains are returned to the family (generally in a temporary urn).

How do I choose a cremation provider in Los Angeles?

Choosing a cremation provider can depend upon what kind of cremation services you require.  If you are looking for a cremation with a ceremony or interment committal, then you will need a funeral home that offers the facilities for a ceremony and that is in a good location for your family.

If you have decided upon a simple direct cremation at the most affordable price, then you may consider the services of a provider who specifically offers a direct cremation at a low cost.  The locale of the funeral home is not as essential if no services are being held.  And many funeral homes have extended their service area for direct cremation services.

The DFS Memorials provider for Los Angeles is an established funeral home with facilities for ceremonies.  DFS Memorials offers families a low-cost alternative in Los Angeles.

DFS Memorials LOS ANGELES  (323) 798-9055 Call with any questions you may have

Direct Cremation $750 complete  – – Immediate Burial $1,250

How do cremation providers compare in Los Angeles

It is always wise to shop around and compare services and costs.  We do it in any other large purchase we make – so why not when purchasing end-of-life services?  You will no doubt be surprised by how much the cost of funeral services can vary between funeral homes in Los Angeles.  At DFS Memorials we conducted research to find the best cremation prices in Los Angeles to save you the task of phoning round to compare prices.  This way we can save you the hassle when you are emotionally fragile.

Visit our comprehensive Guide to Cremation Costs and Services in California for further reading on cremation near you.

What if the deceased had no life insurance? Is there any help with cremation costs in Los Angeles?

An individual passing without any insurance and surviving family struggling to meet funeral costs is becoming a more regular occurrence.  Public aid can be a little patchy depending upon where you are but you can consult your local county human services or social services to find out if there is any financial assistance near you.   The state will meet indigent burials for those that become the responsibility of the State but there are general eligibility requirements for any state funding for funeral expenses.

There is also the $255 Social Security lump-sum death benefit for those that qualify, and various union, faith, and charitable organizations may offer some support to families to assist with covering funeral costs.

DFS Memorials Los Angeles serves families throughout the Greater Los Angeles area and including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Ventura County.

$995 Lowest cost cremation service in Naples, FL

Want to arrange a simple, no fuss, and dignified cremation for a low cost in Naples? Then our DFS Memorials cremation provider can help you arrange a simple and affordable direct cremation service.

A direct cremation is when no funeral services or ceremonies are conducted by the funeral home. The deceased is collected from the place of death, transported into the shelter of the funeral home, prepared for cremation, and the necessary documentation is completed, and then the cremation is carried out. Once this is done, the cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary urn.

The DFS Memorials provider in Naples – Mortuary Services of Florida is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949.  Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.

Keep cremation simple!

Keeping the process as simple as this means that you can save dramatically on costs. The initial disposition is handled efficiently and promptly, leaving the family to focus on dealing with the bereavement and estate management. A memorial service can be held with the family once the cremated remains are back. This also means that the family can be in control of what kind of memorial service they desire (if any) and save further on funeral costs!

cremation-services-naplesDo it Yourself: Direct Cremation and a family-arranged memorial service

More families are finding that this is the answer to arranging low-cost cremation services today. In fact, some within the funeral industry see that the death care business is separating into two elements – disposition and memorialization.

Direct cremation takes care of the immediate disposition, leaving the family to prepare the memorialization when and however they see fit.

Baby boomers and cremation in Naples

There are numerous retirees and baby boomers living in Naples and Southwest Florida, and the baby boomers are bucking tradition and somewhat driving the cremation trend. The baby boomer generation just wants simplicity and to be able to do something differently. They like the idea of a cremation that allows them to personalize in different and unique ways.

Add to this the fact that Florida is a snowbird and retiree destination, where deaths can occur when people are living away from their home state, and cremation offers a much more flexible alternative to transporting human remains.

What does a cremation cost in Naples?

This is the “million dollar” question! The answer is that cremation costs do vary considerably between different funeral service providers, even in Naples.   A basic cremation in Naples can be conducted for as little as $995, but it can also cost you as much as $2,000+ for the same service. The important message is to understand that the costs can vary so much and to ensure you check around.

The DFS Memorials provider in Naples is a licensed direct disposal establishment and guarantees to offer you the best price for a direct cremation service in the area. Call now with any questions you have on (239) 244-2418.

The only additional fees are county fees which are subject to change and as cash disbursements are payable directly to the county. In Collier County, the charge is $10.00 for a death certificate, and there is no fee for the Medical Examiner.  There is also a $100 processing fee.