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Cremation services, like burial services, look different from one family to the next, but always provide a meaningful way to honor a deceased loved one. We work with families to ensure cremation services that are in line with their beliefs, values, and wishes. We also provide family members with different options for preserving and honoring the cremated remains of their loved one—including urns, Columbariums, cremation grave markers, and more. Options are also available to place cremated remains alongside cherished mementos—such as photographs—or even within cremation benches or rocks.
Whatever kind of service you choose, we want to ensure that it fulfills all the wishes of your family and your deceased loved one. Please contact us to discuss these options further.
During the cremation process, intense heat reduces human remains to their original elements. Our trained staff will bring your loved one to the crematory in a cremation container. Following cremation, we will receive the cremated remains and place them into an urn that has been selected by the family. There are several options a family has in the final disposition of the remains at this point, including:
A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family's past.
When a loved one passes and the honoree’s family decides to have a cremation performed, one of the steps the funeral director helps with is completing the required cremation authorization. This form is one of the most important documents necessary in order for a cremation to take place.
The cremation authorization must be signed by the honoree’s legal next-of-kin. The next-of-kin who will need to sign the paperwork is determined by which relative is closest related to the honoree by the following order:
Example of Majority: Signatures obtained from two out of three next-of-kin.
Today’s cremation urns have been designed to meet the needs of unique and personal ceremonies and memorialization. The choices consist of:
Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway, is proud to offer a new service to the Chattanooga and North Georgia community; we now have the option of solidifying into stone the ashes of a loved one.
Why might you choose stone instead of ashes?
It’s quite special to hold your loved one in the palm of your hand as a smooth stone. We’ve heard the experience described as healing, inspiring, calming, and a host of other positive feelings.
Some families want to be able to look at a tangible thing as a remembrance of their loved one and a smooth stone seems to be more desirable/acceptable in comparison to ashes.
For families choosing to scatter a loved one during the season of loss, a stone presents itself in a different way for a memorial. Perhaps a stone is tossed into a moving river, the ocean, or placed in a forest beneath a favorite tree, there are so many meaningful ways in which a family may decide to return their loved one back to nature should their method of disposition be one of “release” similar to that of scattering. Other creative ideas families have had include painting the stones, accessorizing and curating home planters or gardens with the stones, the meaningful ideas truly are endless.
Should you allow our funeral home the honor of solidifying a loved one’s ashes you can expect to receive 40-60 stones from the average amount of adult ashes. Families also have the option of solidifying a smaller portion of their loved one’s ashes if they prefer to keep some of the remains in the form of ash.
Note: Cremations Performed In The Past
If you have lost a loved one in the past, you have their ashes in your possession at present, and you would like our business to solidify them for you, we would be honored to help. The entire solidification process will take us approximately 2 months due to the nature of the process.
Should you or your family have questions please call, we’d be honored to answer any questions you may have 706-866-5400.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.