Cremation Services

Cremation Services

Cremation Service Options

Cremation UrnsBrady-Gill can offer all the services of a cremation society and provide much more. We have the staff and facilities to conduct a private or public viewing and ceremonies such as funeral or memorial services.

You have many options:

  • Immediate cremation
  • Funeral services followed by cremation
  • Cremation followed by a memorial service

Costs will vary according to the final disposition chosen, the services associated with these choices, and the cremation container and urn selected. We will offer options, listen to your preferences, and carry out your wishes.

Choices For Those Preferring Cremation

Visitation

  • Allows family and friends to an opportunity to pay their respects and express their love and support - also a chance to say good-bye
  • Public or Private viewing typically held in the funeral home - opportunity for family and friends to see the person for the last time
  • Casket may be open or closed

Service

  • Religious or Contemporary
  • Public or Private - often held in the funeral home or church
  • Allows family and friends to share memories and express feelings
  • Casket is often present
  • Funeral procession to crematory/cemetery for committal service with cremation following

Memorial Ceremony

  • Religious or Contemporary
  • Pictures and mementos of the person who died are displayed for people to reminisce
  • A time to commemorate the life of the person including favorite music, candle lighting, balloon releases or other special services
  • Urn may or may not be present
  • Often held at the funeral home or church at a later date

Final Disposition

  • Burial
  • Columbarium niche
  • Permanent possession
  • Scattering

Final Disposition

  • Cast Bronze – Individually crafted by artists
  • Hardwood – Hand rubbed finish
  • Marble – Vase shaped design
  • Sheet bronze – Brushed finish
  • Biodegradable – Nature Friendly
  • Keepsakes – Holds a portion of loved one's cremated remains

Cremation Containers

  • Cremation Caskets – Specifically designed for total combustion with few metal parts
  • Alternate Containers – Combustible, leak proof, rigid cover containers
  • Traditional Caskets – Can be used in place of cremation casket
  • Rental Casket – Affordable & environmentally prudent alternative to purchasing a cask

Procedures for Trasporting Cremains

New procedures have been put in place for transporting an urn or temporary container holding cremated remains on an airplane as a carry-on. The container must now pass through the carry-on x-ray machine, so all such containers must be made of a material which allows the screener to see what's inside. If the contents are visible through the checked baggage x-ray machine, they may be transported as checked baggage instead. Containers that can be viewed through x-ray machines would best be made of wood, plastic or non-lead lined ceramic. The Transportation Security Administration is recommending that families traveling with urns or temporary containers arrive at airports early enough to allow time for security screening.

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