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A funeral home, funeral parlor, mortuary or cemetery, is a private business which offers funeral and burial services for the dead. These services can consist of the provision of a funeral and burial, as well as a formal wake prior to the funeral service. The funeral home generally works in conjunction with the mortuary or cemetery, to provide a convenient, cost-effective and compassionate service for the client family. This kind of business also offers caskets, cremation remains and final expenses to the client families, which makes it easier on the client families by offering a more economical way of handling the death arrangements.Checkout Funeral Home for more info.
Most funeral homes have a standard approach to providing these services. The service usually consists of the gathering of the human remains before cremation and storage in an alternative container until the memorial container is opened after the ashes are scattered. After the burial, the human remains are returned to the funeral home for storage until ready for preparation for mementoes. The alternative container, which is available from the funeral home, may store other items, such as personal effects, such as jewelry, photos, toys, small appliances and the like.
Direct cremation is an option offered by some funeral homes, where the body is cremated at the conclusion of the funeral service and the ashes placed in either a cemetery or direct cremation container. This option is more cost effective than traditional burial, as burial charges incur a price per body, while direct cremation only charges for a single-person cremation. This alternative option is often chosen by people who want to be able to have their loved one buried beside their own burial ground.