The most typical alternative to a traditional burial is cremation, which is the process during which intense heat reduces the body to cremated remains. Preceding cremation, there may be a traditional funeral service that includes a viewing. A memorial service may be conducted at a time after cremation. Often families choose both, having a memorial service some time later.
Bringhurst and Turner Funeral Homes, unlike most other funeral homes, has its crematory onsite, on the grounds of West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Your loved one never leaves our care.
There are many options available for the final placement of cremated remains. Some locations where cremated remains have been placed may offer the opportunity of permanent memorialization. This includes interment below-ground, inurnment in a niche, placement in an ossuary, or ceremonial releasing in a scattering garden with an inscription placed in a permanent location.