CREMATION IN OCALA, FLORIDA
The rate of Cremation in Ocala, Florida is currently hovering at around 51%, much higher than the national average of 40%. Americans are rapidly catching up to other countries in choosing cremation as a means of disposition for their loved ones (in Japan, nearly everyone is cremated – around 95%). There are many reasons why cremation is chosen by so many Ocala residents. Cremation is affordable, environmentally friendly and offers a very special way in which to memorialize a loved one. It doesn’t matter if you reside in Ocala, The Villages, Gainesville, or Jacksonville – cremation services are available throughout the entire state of Florida. Some of Florida’s cremation requirements are as follows:
- 48 hours must elapse between time of death and the time of cremation
- An authorized person must give written permission for the cremation to occur
- The medical examiner must give approval for the cremation and only after the death certificate is reviewed.
Ocala residents who opt for cremation often cite simplicity and affordability as the reason for the choice. Cremation is generally more affordable than traditional ground burial as there is no need to purchase a casket, a plot, or a grave marker. In the most simple method of cremation (known as direct cremation) the body is taken directly from the place of death to the crematorium where, once all of the legal documents are approved and signed, the cremation process is completed and the cremains are returned to the family. This type of cremation does not require a casket, embalming or grave markers so costs of direct cremation are significantly lower.
Direct cremation does not preclude the family from having a memorial service. Often, direct cremation gives the family more time to prepare a service. The urn can be present at the service with the cremains or some families choose to have happy pictures of the person at the service enjoying the things they loved most when they were alive.
Compassion, care, integrity, and dependability are all qualities that Florida residents consider when determining which cremation service to use. A Direct Cremation offers all of this and more. Serving Ocala, The Villages and Gainesville, we are able to offer our caring and compassionate services to anyone in the area. We also encourage you to do your homework to ensure that you find the right cremation service for you and your family. There is no more important choice than to ensure that your loved one is memorialized and their remains are handled with dignity and care. We encourage you to do your research because we are that confident in the quality of our Cremation Services – we know you’ll come back to us!