Cremation is not an alternative to a funeral, but rather an alternative to burial or other forms of disposition. The memorial service is designed to honor the life of your loved one, but it is also a time that you will begin to deal with the reality of your loss and begin the healing process.
Cremated remains can be buried in a cemetery lot, interred in a columbarium, scattered in a cremation garden or at sea, or they may be kept with the family in a decorative urn, spun into glass pieces of art or even made into diamonds.
We offer many option for cremation with a service, you may choose to have a full visitation with your loved one present and the cremation process completed after the visitation or service, you may choose a memorial service or celebration of life, whatever you needs or desires are you will find that the staff of funeral directors at Munden Funeral Home is here to assist you.
This includes the services of funeral director and staff, cremation, minimum alternative container which is required by law, initial container for cremated remains to be placed in, local transportation within a 50-mile radius, filing of all notices required by state to include filing of certified death certificate, filing any documents for Veteran benefits. For pricing and details please feel free to call us or come by and speak with one of our funeral directors. We offer a copy of our General Price List showing all of our services and charges.
*When selecting cremation, through Munden Funeral Home, your loved one never leaves or care. Crematory located on our premises at 2112 Arendell Street, Morehead City.
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Yes they can; some cremation providers will allow family members to be present when the body is placed in the cremation chamber. Some religious groups even include this as part of their funeral custom.
Nearly all Protestant churches allow for the urn to be present during the memorial service. Most Catholic churches also allow the remains to be present during the Memorial Mass. It is encouraged that cremated remains be a part of a funeral as it provides a focal point for the service.
All reputable cremation providers have developed rigorous sets of operating policies and procedures in order to maximize the level of service and minimize the potential for human error. Since it is illegal to perform more than one cremation at a time, and the vast majority of crematories can only cremate one body at a time, it is next to impossible to receive the incorrect remains.
An urn is not required by law. However, an urn may be desired if there is to be a memorial service or if the remains are to be interred in a cemetery. If an urn is not purchased or provided by the family, the cremated remains will be returned in a temporary plastic container.