Loading...

Cremation FAQs

Your questions answered

Cremation is a contemporary disposition, and therefore there still are many questions to be answered. Here are some commonly asked questions:

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. This container is included with the $695 Basic Leaf Cremation

WHAT WILL THE CREMATED REMAINS BE RETURNED TO ME IN?

We return the cremated remains to the families in what we call a temporary container or temporary urn, unless another urn is purchased or provided by the family. The temporary container is a very basic urn. The remains are placed inside a plastic bag that is sealed closed. They are then placed into a black plastic container with a lid. That container is then enclosed into a white cardboard box with your loved one’s name and information on the top. Please visit our urn store to see other options beginning at just $65. Also, please watch our video which will show our temporary container that is included in our Basic Leaf Cremation package for just $695.

WHERE CAN I SCATTER MY LOVED ONE’S CREMATED REMAINS?

There are few specific laws regarding scattering of cremated remains. However, there are some local, state, and federal regulations. Make sure you understand specific regulations regarding the place that you have in mind.

1.) Most people don’t realize that you can scatter cremated remains in cemeteries under certain guidelines. Most will also allow you to purchase a small memorial or plaque so that future generations can remember your loved one’s life.
2.) Most national parks allow scattering but a permit is usually required and other regulations are usually in place.
3.)You are free to scatter on your own private property. If you wish to scatter on someone else’s private property, get permission from the owner before. Sports stadiums and amusement parks are considered private property.
4.) Spreading cremated remains at sea is allowed, but there are a few requirements. Please follow the link to see what the EPA requires.
5.) Always be considerate of others. This is perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind when scattering cremated remains: Think about other people. You’ll notice that many of the scattering cremated remains laws above specifically mention staying away from trails and other publicly used areas. Find a peaceful, quiet, out of the way place where the cremains are more likely to rest in peace. Often, people like to spread the cremated remains directly onto the ground and gently rake them into the soil. If you’re releasing rather than burying the cremated remains, take note of the wind direction. When you release the cremated remains, make sure that everyone (including you) is upwind.

Additional Information at:
•  https://www.perfectmemorials.com/guides/8-tips-for-scattering-ashes/
•  https://www.legacy.com/advice/where-can-i-scatter-my-loved-ones-ashes-legally/

CAN I BURY CREMATED REMAINS IN A CEMETERY?

Yes, almost all cemeteries allow for the burial of cremated remains. Our cemeteries all allow for burial of cremated remains. It is a less expensive option than traditional burial, but it serves the same purpose for allowing a final resting place for your loved one as well as giving a place for future generations to visit. If you are interested in burial at one of our cemeteries you can find more information at these links:

•  Sunset Memory Gardens (Cartersville)
•  Rolling Hills Memory Gardens (Marietta)
•  Rolling Hills Memory Gardens (Acworth)

CAN I HAVE A SERVICE AT YOUR FACILITY?

Yes, our facility can accommodate many different needs for services. Anything from a casketed visitation to a simple celebration of life can be accommodated for at Leaf. Our family room can seat up to 40 people and we recommend having no more than 50 people at one time. Our family room can be converted into many different seating arrangements depending on your preference. Please watch our video to see how our facility can best suit your needs.

IS EMBALMING REQUIRED FOR CREMATION?

No, embalming is not required for cremation, unless you want a public viewing of the deceased prior to the cremation process. Embalming is also not required for a Private Family Viewing which we describe as an intimate identification/final goodbye viewing of up to 10 family members for one hour.

CAN FAMILY MEMBERS VIEW THE CREMATION?

Yes, this is called a Witness of Cremation. Family members can watch via a live video stream. You have the option of seeing your loved one before entering the cremation chamber or you can view your loved one entering the cremation chamber.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE BASIC LEAF CREMATION PACKAGE?

The Basic Leaf Cremation package includes:

•  Taking your loved one into our care within a 75 mile radius of our facility 24/7. (If over 75 miles, there would be an additional small transportation fee.)
•  Arrangement conference with our staff
•  The Cremation Process in our On Site Crematory
•  A cardboard container that the deceased will be placed in prior to cremation
•  After the cremation, your loved ones remains will be place into a temporary container/urn suitable for transportation.

Additional Fees:
•  Document Processing Fee ($50)
•  Service/Viewing/Visitation at Leaf Cremation
•  Urns or Permanent Memorialization
•  Death Certificates

WHAT IS A “DIRECT CREMATION”?

Direct cremation is a disposition option in which your loved one is cremated in the days immediately following the passing, without a funeral service beforehand. Direct cremation is the most economic (affordable) option for disposition. It also allows families to save money and use it towards a more personalized service or celebration of their loved one’s life.

HOW CAN I BE CERTAIN THAT I GET THE CORRECT CREMATED REMAINS BACK?

From the moment we take your loved one into our care, there are measures we take to maintain proper identification throughout the entire process. There is licensing that is required and crematory laws that must be followed by every person operating our crematory. Your loved one is given a specific identification disk that travels with them throughout the cremation process, and is even attached to the cremated remains when returning them to the family. Along with the disk, we also use the identification provided by the facility or place of death, as well as a photograph provided by the family. Our entire staff abides by our Standard Operating Procedure which has multiple layers of identification verification. We also allow for an in-person identification viewing by the family for just $195.



Have a question on cremation? Click here.

Leaf Cremation of Georgia
Phone: (678) 398-9266
4325 Hwy. 92, Acworth, GA 30102

Leaf Cremation of Ohio
Phone: (614) 961-4200
1970 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43207


© Leaf Cremation of Georgia
Crafted with care by Frazer Consultants & TA

 

 

Privacy Policy & Terms of Use