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Cremation Options


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The number of people choosing cremation has increased significantly in the past few years, yet cremation carries a long tradition and remains largely unchanged. Cremation simply expedites the process of reducing a body to bone fragments through application of intense heat. What is done before or after the cremation is up to the survivors, or up to you. You can relieve the burden of these decisions by pre-arranging your arrangements in advance of need so that your wishes will be honored. Contrary to what some people believe, cremation does not limit choices, but, in fact, increases one’s options. It is a process which is performed in a respectful and dignified manner and can be memorialized in many ways.

Complete information including pricing is available in our General Price List, which is accessible by clicking HERE

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Direct Cremation with Cardboard Alternative Container - $1895
(No Ceremonies)

The following services and merchandise are included:

  •     Direct Cremation (includes Private Family Viewing*)
  •     Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff:
  •     Transfer of Deceased from place of death to funeral home
  •     Private Family Viewing (if condition of the deceased allows)*
  •     Refrigeration (According to Florida law, all unembalmed bodies must be refrigerated 24 hours from death.)
  •     Heavy-duty Cardboard Alternative Container (According to Florida law, all bodies to be cremated must be contained within their own rigid, leak-proof, combustible cremation container.  The heavy-duty cardboard alternative containers we use meet these specifications.)
  •     Cremation fee (on-site crematory)
  •     Staff/Errand Vehicle
  •     Cremated remains returned in Temporary Cardboard Container
  •     Placement of death notice in local newspaper.
*Private Family Viewing of unembalmed remains is restricted to immediate family members (Spouse, Children, Parents, Sisters/Brothers) and limited to a maximum period of 15 minutes.  Private Family Viewing is scheduled between the hours of 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday and takes place in a dedicated room in our funeral home.
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Direct Cremation with Stratus Alternative Container- $2190
(No Ceremonies)

The following services and merchandise are included:

  •         Direct Cremation (includes Private Family Viewing*)
  •         Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff:
  •         Transfer of Deceased from place of death to funeral home
  •         Private Family Viewing (if condition of the deceased allows)*
  •         Refrigeration (According to Florida law, all unembalmed bodies must be refrigerated 24 hours from death.)
  •        Batesville Stratus Alternative Container (According to Florida law, all bodies to be cremated must be contained within their own rigid, leak-proof, combustible cremation container.  The Batesville Stratus alternative container meets these specifications.)
  •         Cremation fee (on-site crematory)
  •         Staff/Errand Vehicle
  •         Cremated remains returned in Temporary Cardboard Container
  •         Placement of death notice in local newspaper.
*Private Family Viewing of unembalmed remains is restricted to immediate family members (Spouse, Children, Parents, Sisters/Brothers) and limited to a maximum period of 15 minutes.  Private Family Viewing is scheduled between the hours of 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday and takes place in a dedicated room in our funeral home.
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If you wish to speak with someone as you complete the process please call 1-941-748-1011 between the hours of 9 am - 4 pm (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday.

*The total cost listed does not include fees assessed by the Manatee County Medical Examiner ($35), and/or charges for any certified copies of the death certificate required by the family to close the deceased's estate ($8/each). 

Importance of Memorialization

Memorialization provides a permanent, secure place for cremated remains to be placed, and for family members and descendants to honor the lives of the deceased.

Cremation allows families many choices for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, or to scatter the remains over land or water.

SCATTERING – Your loved one’s remains may be scattered freely within a dedicated, natural environment. There are also certain services which offer scattering among the sea or the stars.

TRADITIONAL BURIAL – In ground burial on a family plot – Urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site.

PERSONALIZED MEMORIALIZATION – Inscribe your family member’s name and a special saying on a tree plaque, park bench or other special memorial. We also have custom, unique Urns and Keepsakes, perfect for displaying inside your home. For an overview of these items, please visit our Merchandise pages, or contact us directly and we will personally address your needs.

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