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. 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.

How 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 2022), 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 $1,095 and $4,000.  In order to help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected a reputable cremation services provider in Pensacola who can offer a basic cremation package for just $1,095.

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 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 a unique ‘life celebration’ event.  A great thing about cremation is that it opens up many memorialization possibilities.

Visit our Guide to Cremation – Everything from when the Deceased is Collected to Receiving the Cremated Remains to learn all about the cremation process and different service options and understand the legal requirements to be met to conduct cremation.

This Ultimate Guide to Cremation from US Funerals Online may also be useful if you have other FAQs about cremation.

Direct cremation services

Direct cremation is probably the fastest-growing type of cremation service.  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 is completed, and the cremation is 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. 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 at (850) 290-5525 to arrange a direct cremation for just $1,095.

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 must be completely cleared following a cremation, and only one 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 unsure about cremation or the family cannot agree?

Cremation is such a final disposition, and 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, 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 enable you to disperse the ashes between several family members or scatter some and retain a ‘keepsake’ memorial.

Ash scattering is another option in Pensacola, especially scattering into the Gulf.  Read more about this in our guide to 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 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 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, you can check out the Funeral Resources section offered by US Funerals Online.

Want to know about Cremation costs in Santa Rosa, CA?

Are you looking for the most affordable cremation option?  Do you want to know what a cremation costs in Santa Rosa?  Then read on to find out more about cremation prices and options in Santa Rosa.

We have briefly outlined here how you can arrange a simple cremation for as little as $1,195 complete if keeping costs as low as possible is what you are looking for.

What is the average cost of a cremation in Santa Rosa?

As simple cremation is a popular choice for families in California, there are plenty of cremation providers to choose from.  Cremation costs can vary quite considerably between different funeral homes and cremation companies.  A basic cremation can be arranged for as little as $1,195 complete, but it can also cost much more than this.

Comparing cremation costs in Santa Rosa

More families are opting to shop around and compare cremation prices between funeral homes today to ensure that they have obtained the best price cremation possible.  This can be time-consuming and quite an overwhelming task, so we have conducted our own cremation cost research, so you don’t have to!

cheap-cremation-santa-rosaDirect cremation in Santa Rosa

A direct cremation is the lowest-cost cremation option.  The deceased is cremated without any ceremony and/or services, and the cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary urn.  This enables the family to ensure that their loved one’s disposition is handled in a simple, dignified, and timely fashion.

A family gathering for a memorial service can be held as and when the family chooses. An ash scattering or a keepsake urn can be alternative low-cost options once the direct cremation is performed.

Visit our Complete Guide to Scattering Cremated Remains to learn more about ash scattering.

Low-cost cremation in Santa Rosa

To arrange a low-cost cremation in Santa Rosa, you can contact your local DFS Memorials provider.

DFS Memorials Santa Rosa (707) 219-8935  –  Direct cremation $845

Is there any help with cremation costs in Santa Rosa?

Sadly more families are finding themselves struggling to meet funeral costs today.  Any financial assistance with cremation costs is managed at the county level and differs by state and county.  If you are struggling to pay for a funeral, you can try contacting human services or social services at your county office.

There is also a $255 death benefit from Social Security for those that qualify.  Some local organizations, such as charitable groups and union groups, sometimes offer financial support for the cost of a funeral.

Helping families Bennett Valley, Burbank Gardens, Cherry Street, Coffey Park, Fountaingrove, Dutton Ave, Hidden Valley, Juilliard Park, Lomita Heights, Montgomery Village, Moorland Avenue, North West Santa Rosa, Oakmont Village, Olive Park, Ridgway Historic District, Rincon Valley, Roseland, Santa Rosa Avenue, South Park, St. Rose Historic District, Stonegate, & West End arrange affordable cremations.

Direct cremation cost in San Francisco – $1,195

Check out our guide to cremation costs in San Francisco. Cremation is not only a very popular disposition choice for families in the Bay Area, but it is also a very affordable funeral option today.  In some counties in California around the Bay Area, cremation accounts for over 90% of funerals conducted.

California has always been a ‘progressive’ state, and it seems Californians’ attitudes towards death rituals adopt a modern, and maybe less traditionalist, approach.  Still, what you can buy for your dollar in terms of cremation services can vary significantly, so we have put together this brief guide to help families understand cremation costs and services in San Francisco.

How much does a cremation cost in San Francisco/ the Bay Area?

This is never a straightforward question, as cremation prices vary between different funeral homes in the Bay Area.  The average cost of a cremation is around $9,000 (NFDA 2022), yet the cost for cremation can range from $1,195 to $6,000, depending upon the type of cremation service and the ancillary products.  It is fair to say that even comparing the same cremation service can produce various prices.

Understanding different cremation packages and services

You can customize your cremation service to personally fit your needs, but generally, there are 3 main types of cremation service.

  • Direct or immediate cremation (with no services or ceremony)
  • Cremation funeral services (ceremony held prior to cremation)
  • Cremation Memorial services (ceremony held after cremation)

It is not always easy comparing cremation services because funeral homes either offer a lengthy itemized general price list (GPL) or package together different services/merchandise.  It is important to carefully check exactly what IS included in any cremation package.

It is not uncommon to see a cremation service that appears to be at an affordable price, only to discover that it is not an inclusive price.  A funeral home can add ‘cash advance’ items to a quoted cremation price, and these will be items that the funeral director has to pay out to a third party.  This can include items such as the cremation permit, cremation fee (if the funeral home does not own its own crematory), and death certificates.

It is also wise to carefully check whether such things as additional refrigerated storage is included if the cremation cannot proceed within a certain timeframe or additional fees for transportation and collection.

Visit our Guide to Cremation – Everything from when the deceased is collected to the family receiving the cremated remains, to learn more about the process and steps.

Oversize cremation in the Bay Area

With a growing obesity issue, we are asked about cremations for overweight people more often these days.  A standard cremation is generally suitable for a person weighing up to 250 pounds.  For a person weighing over 250 pounds, an additional fee may be required if the crematory is suitable to handle an oversize person.

cremation-services-bay-areaModern cremation services & life celebration services

Cremation allows for much greater flexibility in how we approach our death care ritual.  If gathering the family together immediately is difficult, a cremation memorial service can be held at a date and time that is convenient.

It also means that a ceremony can be held when the family has had a chance to recover from the immediate shock of the bereavement, allowing for time and reflection to plan a befitting ceremony.  Today we are moving into an era where a life celebration is replacing the traditional funeral – more of an upbeat celebration of a life lived than a somber mourning event.

Families often choose to have the cremation performed and use the services of a celebrant to lead a memorial service.  Some families even opt to arrange their own memorial service – making it totally personalized.

Cremated remains can be shipped anywhere relatively inexpensively, so this also enables more flexibility in funeral services.  Mom or Pop passes in a state to which they retired but can easily and at minimal cost be transported back to their home state for a service and/or interment.

A direct cremation: the lowest cost cremation option in San Francisco

If just a simple, low-cost cremation service is what you require – the no-frills cremation – then a direct cremation is for you.  A direct cremation is where the cremation proceeds without any services, viewing, etc., and then the cremated remains are returned directly to the family.

It is also referred to as an immediate cremation, or many funeral homes in San Francisco will refer to it as a basic or simple cremation.  You can arrange a complete direct cremation within the Bay Area for $1,195.  This includes the collection of the deceased, storage for the mandatory waiting period, completion of all necessary paperwork, a basic cremation container, the cremation process, and returning the cremated remains to the family in a temporary urn.

Direct disposers in San Francisco

California is one of 2 states that licenses direct disposers.  A direct disposer is NOT a licensed funeral home, but he is licensed to conduct only direct cremations.  As they do not have to operate a funeral home, they can operate with a much-reduced overhead, enabling them to offer direct cremations at a reduced price.  However, you should note that this reduced price will reflect the level of service offered.  A direct disposer will not be able to offer any viewing and may add additional fees for incremental services.

cremation plan san franciscoHow do I choose a cremation services provider?

It can be confusing to decide which cremation provider to choose.  There are around 30 funeral homes in San Francisco, so start with your specific criteria to narrow your selection process.

If cost and value are important, you need to seek a low-cost cremation provider.  Generally, corporate funeral homes tend to be more expensive, although even some family-owned funeral homes can be as expensive.  Shop around some and compare costs and services.  Check for reviews and recommendations from family, co-workers, or support networks.

DFS Memorials does some of this for you.  So we check around, compare cremation prices and reviews, and select only reputable funeral homes that offer the best value cremation service to work with the network.

Call DFS Memorials NOW at (415) 286-9121

To arrange a Direct Cremation for $1,195

The deceased had no life insurance: Is there any help with cremation costs in San Francisco?

Any financial assistance available for funerals varies so much by state and county that you really need to speak with your local county human services or social services to find out what, if any, public aid may be available.  They can best advise on what is available and whether or not you would be eligible, depending on your personal circumstances.

There is the $255 Social Security death payment (if you qualify), and veterans qualify for a free grave plot, marker, and flag.  If you have concerns about how you can afford a funeral, then a direct cremation is your cheapest option.

Our $1,195 direct cremation is available throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz & Stanislaus counties.

Low cost cremation in Sarasota, FL

If you want to arrange a simple cremation at an affordable cost, then DFS Memorials can help you arrange a low-cost cremation for just $1,095. Call us today, and we can help you arrange a cremation without breaking the bank.

Cremations Services in Sarasota

 

Cremation is a popular choice for many Florida residents and retirees.  It offers a simple, no-fuss, and low-cost alternative to a traditional funeral.  Cremated remains can be interred, scattered, or mailed to another state.

If you have an immediate need or an imminent need for a basic cremation service in Sarasota,  – call your local DFS Memorials provider now at (941) 202-2575, and we can help you.

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.

What is included in a simple cremation?

Our low-cost direct cremation package in Sarasota includes the following:

  • Arrangement of the cremation and completion of all required documentation
  • Refrigeration of the deceased for the mandatory 48 hours as required by law.
  • Transportation of the Deceased to the Crematory
  • Crematory Fee
  • Cremation Permit
  • Returning the Cremated Remains to the family either by delivery or certified mail.

Direct cremation in Sarasota

Direct cremation is fast becoming the most popular cremation choice today.  Why? Because it offers the cheapest and most flexible disposition option for families concerned about funeral costs and wanting a ‘simple’ solution.  Many Florida families choose a direct cremation and then arrange their own memorial services.

This helps them save a lot of money on cremation costs in Sarasota and puts the family firmly in control of the funeral service. Often, the price quoted for a direct cremation does NOT include transport and service fees. Some funeral homes advertise a lower price which isn’t the complete price with all fees included.

A low-cost direct cremation can be arranged in Sarasota for $1,095 complete.

Call (941) 202-2575  now!

If you want to learn more about cremation, what the process entails from when the deceased is collected to when the family receives the cremated remains, what cremation service options are available, and more about the legal aspects of conducting a cremation disposition, visit our Complete Guide to Cremation.

What laws govern cremation arrangements in Sarasota?

funeral-pricesFlorida law requires that there is a mandatory 48-hour waiting period from the time of death to when a cremation can be performed.

A cremation authorization form must be signed by the immediate next of kin. [You can pre-sign a cremation authorization form if you are preplanning cremation for yourself or an immediate relative.]

The Medical Examiner must issue a cremation permit to permit the cremation to go ahead.

What help is there towards cremation costs?

Families have very limited financial assistance to help them with funeral costs.  With many families struggling financially these days, a death can result in a crisis about how to pay for the funeral.  A cremation is a lower-cost option, and direct cremation is the cheapest option.

Some counties do have some funding to assist low-income families with funeral expenses.  You would need to contact your local county human services department to inquire whether there is any funding and whether you qualify.

Check here to see see what county-level assistance may be available to you.

There is also the $255 Social Security death benefit if you qualify.  The funeral director can assist you with notifying Social Security.

For further reading on Cremation Services and other FAQs about Arranging a Cremation – Check out this Ultimate Guide to Cremation 2023.

If you are considering scattering the ashes following a direct cremation, this Complete Guide to Ash Scattering can help you research options and understand how to scatter cremated remains safely.

*Plus county fees which are subject to change: death certificate $10 and Medical Examiner fees which vary by county.  Collier County – no fee, Lee County $45, Charlotte County – no fee, Hillsborough County $25 

What does a cremation cost in Denver, CO?

Do you need to arrange an immediate cremation or wish to preplan a simple, low-cost cremation – but want to find out what cremation costs to expect?  The price for cremation can vary depending upon which cremation services provider you select in Denver and what type of cremation service you opt for.

Cremation prices: what average cremation costs to expect

It will probably come as no surprise when I state that the cost of a cremation can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand.

Every funeral home in Denver should have a general price list (GPL), and be prepared to disclose this with you when you make an inquiry.

Their GPL should provide an itemized breakdown of their service charges and merchandise prices.  Many funeral homes will also offer special cremation packages, where they offer an inclusive package of services from their GPL.  This can sometimes make it easier to arrange cremation services without running up a large funeral bill!

Funeral expenses are generally made up of components from the GPL.  There is a professional service fee (for the services of the funeral director and which generally includes a proportion of their overhead), fees for using the facilities, preparation of the body (cosmetology/embalming), transportation, memorial items (guest book/prayer items) and then additional ‘cash advance’ items which are payable to a third party and include such as permits, death certificates, obituaries, and flowers.

Different types of cremation packages 

Because there are so many cremation services and package variations, it can be quite difficult to quote general costs.  There are typically three main types of cremation services:

  • A basic cremation with no services – often referred to as a simple cremation
  • A full-service cremation – with a traditional funeral ceremony
  • A cremation memorial service – the cremation is performed, and a service is held later with or without the cremated remains present.

A basic cremation can start at around $1,195, whereas a full-service cremation may cost in the region of $3,000.  According to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), the average cremation cost is $2,250.

funeral-costs-denverWhat is the lowest cost of cremation in Denver?

The lowest-cost cremation option is a direct cremation, sometimes called an immediate cremation.   Direct cremation is the industry term for a basic cremation with minimal services.

To save on costs, you could even opt for a direct cremation and hold your own memorial at home or a place of your choosing.

Understanding cremation laws in Denver

Funeral homes that operate a crematory have to adhere to a strict protocol that governs the cremation of human remains.  Before cremation can proceed, the next of kin must sign the cremation authorization form, and the deceased must be identified.

Throughout all steps of the cremation, procedure checks are in place to ensure the remains are identified.  A casket is not required for cremation, the law requires that just a rigid cremation container is required, and this can generally be a rigid cardboard container.

There is usually a mandatory waiting period of between 24-48 hours before a cremation can be performed.

Comparing cremation prices in Denver

Because the cost of cremation services in Denver can differ so much, it is recommended that you shop around and compare prices. However, it is important to ensure that you do compare like-for-like cremation services.

If a provider has a cremation package – check exactly what is included.  Sometimes, a simple cremation package may appear cheap but may have hidden costs.  Check that the cremation container is included and not an additional cost.  Also, be aware that cash advances, such as the death certificate and cremation permit, may be added to a package price, although some providers do include them.

Visit our Complete Guide to Cremation Services to learn more about cremation, the process, what happens at the crematory, options for getting the cremated remains returned, and laws that govern a cremation disposition.

Affordable Cremation in Central Florida $1,095

Cremation is a popular choice in Central Florida.  Florida has a retirement population, many of which opt for cremation as an inexpensive and convenient means to make final arrangements.

The cost of cremation services can play a significant part in this decision, as a direct cremation can be arranged in central Florida for just $1,095 complete.

The cremated remains can be transported (if required) anywhere in the U.S. or overseas if there is a need to return remains to family outside of Florida.

The DFS Memorials provider for Orlando and Central Florida can be reached at (407) 710-8865.

If you have an immediate or imminent need for a low-cost direct cremation, then we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $1,095.  Families’ attitudes to funerals are changing, and cremation offers families greater flexibility in arranging end-of-life services.

We understand that many families want a simple, “no fuss” option that can be delivered at a low cost.

A direct cremation package can help you arrange a low-cost funeral.  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.

When you can take care of everything for $1,095 and are dealing with a local licensed direct disposal establishment, why should you pay more than this?

What is included in the Simple Cremation Package?

Our simple cremation service includes the following:

  • 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

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?

The 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 Florida are $10 per copy at present.

Also, if the deceased had a pacemaker that must be removed prior to the cremation, there will be a small additional charge. Likewise, if the deceased was overweight and an oversize cremation is needed, you may incur an additional charge.

To learn more about cremation, the process, service options, and legal requirements that govern a cremation disposition, visit our Complete Guide to Cremation.

Can we still have a funeral service if we arrange a direct cremation in Central Florida?

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 useful resources to help you plan and make your memorial tributes in our Memorialization section.

Our lowest-cost cremation is available throughout the Greater Orlando area and Flagler, Lake, Orange, Putnam, Seminole, and Volusia counties.

Can I preplan a cremation in Central Florida?

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 Central Florida, ensuring your family does not have the burden of worrying about funeral costs.

What 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!

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.  An affordable direct cremation from DFS Memorials can be arranged for $1,095 in Central Florida.

Lowest Cost Cremation in Southwest Florida for $1,095

$650-cheap-cremation-cost-southwest-floridaCremation is a popular disposition choice in Southwest Florida.  It offers a cheap funeral alternative for those on low income who need to keep funeral costs to a minimum, and it offers a simple, no-fuss option to those retirees who just wish to have a cremation performed.

DFS Memorials in Southwest Florida offers the best price for direct cremation around Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Fort Myers, Naples, and Cape Coral.

A complete direct cremation is only $1,095.00 with no hidden extras.  Check out this sample cremation price comparison for SWFL.

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

Serving the whole of the southwest Florida area offering budget direct cremations,  Call DFS Memorials for immediate assistance, to discuss a cremation plan, or with any questions you may have.

Fort Myers-Cape Coral (239) 244-2418         Sarasota (941) 202-2575  

Tampa (813) 540-2344    St Peterburg (727) 201-1616

A complete $1,095 direct cremation is available throughout Collier County, Charlotte County, Hillsborough County, Lee County, Manatee County, Pinellas County, & Sarasota County.

Can I preplan a cremation in Southwest Florida?

Yes, you can prearrange a cremation in Southwest Florida.  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 service provider.  A pre-arranged direct cremation plan can be preplanned at an affordable cost in Southwest Florida, 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.

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

Sadly there is little financial aid that supports those families that find themselves 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.  In these cases, the most basic funeral services will often be supported, with limited control over what happens.  An affordable direct cremation from DFS Memorials can be arranged for $1,095 in Southwest Florida.

$1,095 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 $1,095.

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

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

What is included in the $1,095 Simple Cremation Package in St Petersburg?

Our simple cremation service includes the following:

  • 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.

If the deceased weighs over 250 pounds or had a pacemaker, there may be an additional charge.

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 $1,095 in St Petersburg.

Visit this Ultimate Guide to Cremation 2023 if you have further questions about arranging a cremation service.

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

$1,095 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 an affordable direct cremation service.

A direct cremation is when the funeral home conducts no funeral services or ceremonies.

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.

How to Lower Funeral Costs by Arranging a Direct Cremation

Keeping the process as simple as opting for a basic cremation means that you can save dramatically on costs. The initial disposition is handled efficiently and promptly, leaving the family to focus on dealing with 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.

Visit our Memorialization and Cremation Tribute Ideas to find suggestions for how to conduct your own memorial or life tribute service.

If you are considering an ash scattering memorial service, you may wish to read our Guide to Scattering Cremated Remains.  How to scatter safely, and suggestions for different ash scattering options.

Baby boomers and cremation in Naples

Numerous retirees and baby boomers are living in Naples and Southwest Florida, and the baby boomers are bucking tradition and somewhat driving the cremation trend. The baby boomer generation 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 live away from their home state. 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 $1,095.

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 at (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.

You could incur an additional charge if the deceased weighs over 250 pounds or has a pacemaker that needs to be removed prior to the cremation.

Check out our Complete Guide to Cremation to learn more about the cremation process, cremation service alternatives, and the legalities that must be met for a cremation to be conducted.

Guide to Cremation costs in Orlando, FL

We have put together this short cremation information guide to help families understand cremation costs in Orlando.  Cremation is the preferred disposition choice of families in Florida, and fortunately, this has made the cremation market quite competitive.

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 $1,095.

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 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 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.

This Guide to Cremation: What happens from when the deceased is collected to the family receiving the cremated remains will answer any questions you have about arranging a cremation and the whole process.

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 for 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 $1,100.  Other ways you can save money are to conduct your own memorial service and/or make your own memorial tributes.

Check out our Guide to Memorialization and Creating Tribute Services.

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  $1,095

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 are worried about how you can pay for a funeral, you may want to consult 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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