Local Cremation Blog

Extra funeral home fees. Are they legal?

February 13th, 2018

When I talk with families about making burial or cremation arrangements for their loved one, the topic of the “extra fees” comes up. Because of Local Cremation & Funeral’s business model, we have very few “extra fees” but I know with many funeral homes these can be extensive and it’s important to understand them before …

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Cremation urns: What to do with cremated remains?

February 1st, 2018

As cremation rates are on the rise, so are the options available for cremation urns. There are now wonderful, unique options to honor a special loved one.

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Who do you call if you have a death at Christmas?

December 18th, 2017

Deaths at Christmas are extremely difficult. Funeral Directors are here to help on the Holidays too.

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Why do I need a burial container?

August 9th, 2017

In my conversations with families about cemetery burials, I find that many don’t know about the outer burial container – commonly called “vaults” – or don’t understand why we have them. So I’d like share a little about these containers that began as a form of crime prevention (more about that in a moment) and …

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Columbarium or mausoleum: Above ground, permanent resting places

July 17th, 2017

At some point, you’ve probably passed a traditional cemetery and wondered about the ornate building(s) on the grounds. More often than not, that building is a mausoleum. It could also be a columbarium, or a combination of both. Here’s a quick look at where those terms came from and what they mean now. The National …

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