More and more, cremation is viewed as an alternative to a traditional funeral and cemetery burial and considered a more intimate way of bringing together family and friends. The cremation urn takes up less space than a casket and traditional cemetery. These days there a variety of ways to conserve and honor the ashes of the deceased, but often the ashes are spread over land or water or sometimes, the family wants to keep them as an honored remembrance.
In South Charleston, WV the cremation process is appreciated and revered as an alternative to a traditional funeral and cemetery burial and is generally viewed as a more intimate means of bringing family and friends together to celebrate the departure of a loved one.
Logistically speaking, the items involved (including the cremation urn and columbarium niche) take up less space than a casket and traditional cemetery. And these days, the ashes are limited to a columbarium.
Cremation vs Traditional Burial
We’re asked all the time at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home & Crematorium what the difference is between cremation services and “traditional” burial services. To be honest with you, as diverse as they seem, not too much separates the two methods. Services with cremation are the same as those with a casket burial. It’s the actual process of preparing the deceased that distinguishes the two methods.
Ultimately, you want an opportunity for closure. That is the reason behind the funeral services in the first place…to provide an opportunity for survivors to maneuver through the loss, pain and loneliness in a way that allows for some sort of closure.
Do’s and Don’ts
If you have any questions about the process, we’d be honored to explain what the cremation process entails. That said, the steps involved are universal and can give you a good idea of what to expect from the cremation process. As an informed consumer and also someone who wants to honor their loss, you’ll want to be sure you understand the prices, features and planning involved with any service you choose.
Any ceremony performed at the crematorium is usually brief…often less than a half an hour. Alternatively, a service may take place in a separate building, such as a hotel, hall or place of worship, followed by a short ceremony at the crematorium.
A New Road
If you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, don’t hesitate to call Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home & Crematorium. For details you can check South Charleston, WV cremations. We encourage you to visit our offices at 1118 Virginia St E Charleston, WV 25301 or call to set up an appointment at (304) 342-8135. A member of our team will be glad to help you and your family by answering your questions about our service options.
Your loved one may be gone, but the journey life never ends. While you grieve, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Our goal is to arrange everything for you in a respectful yet memorable to help you and your family members honor your loss.