Pearson Family Funeral Service is a full service funeral home providing all cremation services as well as traditional earth burials and all other forms of disposition.
Cremation... a simple option with many choices
Many people decide on cremation because it is a simple process that also offers many beautiful and dignified commemorative choices.
In fact, there are as many memorial options for cremation families as for those who prefer traditional burial. The cremated remains may be buried with a traditional graveside service, or scattered in a place that has special meaning. There are even unique forms of memorialization such as cremation jewelry and other keepsakes.
We are here to assist you, and answer your questions about the many available traditional and contemporary services to honor your loved one.
Definition of Cremation is the use of high-temperature burning, vaporization, and oxidation to reduce dead bodies, to basic chemical compounds, such as gases and mineral fragments retaining the appearance of dry bone. Cremation may serve as a funeral or post-funeral rite that is an alternative to the interment of an intact body in a casket. Cremated remains, which do not constitute a ealth risk, may be buried or interred in memorial sites or cemeteries, or they may be legally retained by relatives and dispersed in various ways. Cremation is not an alternative to a funeral, but rather an alternative to burial or other forms of disposal.
The cremation occurs in a crematory that is housed within a crematorium and comprises one or more furnaces. A cremator is an industrial furnace that is able to generate temperatures of 870-980 °C (1600-1800 °F) to ensure disintegration of the corpse. A crematorium may be part of a chapel or a funeral home or may be an independent facility or a service offered by a cemetery.
Modern cremators have adjustable-control systems that monitor the furnace during cremation. These systems automatically monitor the interior to tell when the cremation process is complete, after which the furnace automatically shuts down. The time required for cremation varies from body to body, and, in modern furnaces, the process may be as fast as one hour per 99 lbs of body weight.
A cremator is not designed to cremate more than one human body at a time; cremation of multiple bodies is illegal in the United States and many other countries. Exceptions may be made in special cases, such as with still-born twins or with a still-born baby and a mother who died during childbirth. In such cases, the bodies must be cremated in the same container.
Please contact us for more information regarding cremation.