4 Types Of Cremation: Understanding The Differences

By: David Tindall
Friday, August 20, 2021

After a person’s death, you can either bury or cremate the body. The former is the conventional way to dispose of the body and cremation is a relatively new concept. At Tindall Funeral Home, we have seen that many people are curious about.

Types of Cremations

As mentioned, cremation is a newer concept, and even those who are curious sometimes shy from opting for it. The reason for this is mainly that they believe there is just one type of cremation and that they can’t have a visitation or service. This is incorrect and there are different types of cremation such as:

  • Cremation With A Traditional Service - This is the most pricey type of cremation. It includes the features of a standard cremation and a traditional funeral service like embalming and casket. The cremation is conducted after the basic funeral service.
  • Cremation With A Memorial Service - In this type of cremation, there are no remains and only the ashes are kept in an urn at the memorial service venue. Family and friends can gather and pay homage to their loved one as they would at a regular memorial service.
  • Cremation Without A Ceremony or Direct Cremation - This type cremation does not involve any embalming. The body is not displayed at a funeral home and there is no visitation or funeral service. The cremation is done soon after the person passes away and it is a cost-effective disposition method.
  • Cremation With The Body Being Donated To Science - At times, people donate not just their organs, but also their entire bodies to science. In this case, the organization takes the responsibility of performing a cremation at no cost.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our pre-planning services and need advice.


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