Your questions answered
Cremation is a contemporary disposition, and therefore there still are many questions to be answered. Here are some commonly asked questions:
How long is cremation process?
The cremation process depends on the size of the individual and the container used; approximately 3 to 5 hours.
What is the temperature of the cremation chamber?
The temperature reaches between 1400 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit.
Is a casket required for cremation?
No. An alternative enclosed, rigid container constructed of wood or cardboard is required, which is cremated with the body. It needs to meet standards of safety, respect and dignity.
What do I do with the cremated remains?
You may choose to keep the cremated remains in your possession, scatter them where allowed, or bury them in a cemetery or place in a mausoleum. You can keep a portion of the remains as a remembrance in a small urn or in a keepsake.
How much do cremated remains weigh?
Anywhere in the range from 5 to 13 pounds not including the weight of the urn.
What size of urn is necessary for cremated remains?
The size of an adult urn we recommend is 200 cubic inches or approximately the size of a one gallon paint can. If you are planning to keep only a small portion of your loved one’s cremated remains, we recommend that you look at a keepsake urn, Memory Glass, or pendant.
Do all religions allow cremation?
Cremation is accepted by many religions. If you are uncertain whether cremation is favorable within a specific religion, contact us for help.
Can I plan my cremation in advance?
Yes. Planning ahead can be done with our help. The State of Georgia will also allow you to sign your own Cremation Authorization in advance once you have planned for and taken care of the financial arrangement for your cremation. Once completed, your preplanned cremation arrangements will relieve the burden from your family of having to make those important decisions or from wondering what your wishes might have been.