Funeral Cremations

Cremation is fast becoming the preferred choice of many families in America today.  In fact, the cremation rate has been steadily growing for the last 5 years and has now reached almost 60%. Of course, in some states the cremation rate is much higher (such as California), but in most states now the interest in … Read more

What is a Cremation Society?

A cremation society is an organization, made up of members, who through their membership ensure their future cremation wishes are met.  Society members usually pay a subscription fee to become a member and can either preplan and prepay their cremation, or merely pre-register.  In some states, state law allows a funeral business to use “society” … Read more

Cremation and the Catholic Church

For much of its history, the Catholic Church banned cremation as a means of disposition for deceased Catholics.  Cremation was not allowed according to the Catechism of the Church, as it was not a proper way to respect the dead and respect the human body.  This is related to the notion that man was created … Read more

What is the average cost of a cremation in New Jersey?

The cremation trend is sweeping across our nation as more and more families choose cremation as a lower-cost alternative to traditional burial.  In New Jersey, the cremation rate has climbed steadily over the last decade and now represents around 5 out of every 10 funerals.  This rate is expected to climb significantly over the next … Read more

What is the average cost of a cremation?

Cremation now accounts for almost 55% of all funerals in the United States, with industry watchdogs reporting that by around 2035, the cremation rate will hit just under 80%.  This is a huge shift in the death care industry from traditional burial funeral to cremation.  There are several reasons why cremation is gaining popularity and … Read more

Low-Cost Cremations

Cremation is on the increase in North America, and forecast to rise considerably over the next fifteen years.  It appears that Americans are shifting in their preference for tradition and burial.  The Cremation Association of North America CANA (2010) conducted research that has evidenced the following nine factors as considerations as to why cremation is … Read more

How To Arrange a Low-Cost Cremation

Dealing with a death & making funeral or cremation arrangements Dealing with a bereavement that has recently occurred, or is imminent, is an extremely distressing time.  For those who have not had to deal with making the necessary arrangements following a family death, this can be an additional stress, especially with the need to take … Read more

Can an Obese Person be Cremated?

As a ‘Fast Food Nation’, we have an obesity epidemic approaching us, and here at US Funerals Online we are being asked more frequently about what happens when someone overweight opts for cremation.  With over a third (39.8%) of the adult population in the U.S. classed as clinically obese, and around 64% actually classed as … Read more

Scattering cremation ashes in the Caribbean Sea

The cremation rate in the United States is now at 55% nationally [CANA], with some areas experiencing much higher cremation rates, and some areas such as Texas experiencing exponential growth in the cremation rate year-on-year.  The increased cremation rate means that more families are now faced with the question of what to do with the … Read more

Outdoor Cremation – the Funeral Pyre of a mountain town in Colorado

Crestone, Colorado is the location of the only outdoor human cremation facility in the United States.  Some may consider it an archaic tradition, but the facility in Crestone will perform a funeral pyre for anyone, regardless of their religion. Funeral industry professionals say that this facility is the only one of its kind in the … Read more

What is Direct Cremation?

The cremation rate in the U.S. has now reached over 55% as more families are choosing cremation as an alternative to a traditional burial service.  Many funeral service providers are reporting much higher cremation rates, with some funeral homes now finding 70-80% of their funeral cases involve a cremation. It is even more interesting to … Read more

What is a Cremation Society?

A cremation society is an organization, made up of members, who through their membership ensure their future cremation wishes are met.  Society members usually pay a subscription fee to become a member and can either preplan and prepay their cremation, or merely pre-register.  In some states, state law allows a funeral business to use “society” … Read more

Cremation Laws and How They affect Arranging a Cremation

Cremation Funeral

As cremation is growing in popularity as a disposition choice, we are finding that more people are searching online to find out the laws for cremation in their state.  As a body is completely reduced to just ashes in the cremation process, there are quite strict laws governing the cremation of a body.  There are … Read more

Looking for a “low cost” or even FREE cremation service?

Understanding funeral costs The average cost of a funeral in America today between $7,000 – $10,000 according to a national website that collected funeral prices from funeral homes across the US last year. National Funeral Directors Association had last recorded an average funeral price of $7,360 in 2017, so arguably funeral prices have not changed … Read more