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Eastgate Funeral Home

Cremation Services

Our main goal at Eastgate Funeral Home is to offer you, the consumer, simple, dignified, low-cost cremation service by a reputable cremation provider. From Basic Cremation to Traditional Cremation with viewing, all of our providers are able to meet your needs.

All of our providers offer basic cremation at $695. This price is an all-inclusive, package price that cannot be altered. The only additional charges that will apply are, but not limited to: county medical examiner permit charges, certified death certificates, decorative urn(s), obituary charges, etc.

Apart from religious reasons some people find they prefer cremation to traditional burial for personal reasons. The thought of a long, slow decomposition process is unappealing to some; many people find that they prefer cremation because it disposes of the body immediately. Other people view cremation as a way of simplifying their funeral process. These people view a traditional burial as an unneeded complication of their funeral process, and thus choose cremation to make their services as simple as possible.

The cost factor tends to make cremation attractive. Generally speaking, cremation is cheaper than traditional burial services, especially if direct cremation is chosen, in which the body is cremated as soon as legally possible without any sort of services. Cremated remains can be scattered or buried.

Cremation plots or columbarium niches are usually cheaper than a traditional burial plot or mausoleum crypt, and require less space. Some religions require the burial or entombment of cremated remains, but burial of cremated remains may often be accomplished in the burial plot of another person, such as a family member, without any additional cost. It is also very common to scatter the remains in a place which was liked by the deceased such as the sea, a river, a beach or a park, following their last will. This is generally forbidden in public places but very easy to do.