Cremation

Cremation

Create a modern memorial for your loved one’s remains.

Many people are choosing to cremate, but that doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice the healing, traditional elements of a burial. Let us help you create a memorial onsite—because it’s helpful for many families to have a physical marker of remains. We can provide a range of flowers and décor accessories so you can best reflect your loved one at a service and much beyond. An onsite memorial becomes a place to commemorate a life and gather beyond the home, at a permanent and meaningful location In addition, please know you can bring remains to the cemetery any time, even long after cremation.

Graveside Cremation Services

Graveside Cremation Services

Create a permanent gathering place for your loved one's cremated remains, where loved ones can honor and reminisce.

For those who want the ease of cremation, without sacrificing a permanent resting place to gather and remember. We can guide you through the service possibilities for your loved one's cremated remains, including an outdoor graveside funeral or cremation columbaria. Personalize your loved one's service to honor them, through military honors, masonic rights or religious leadership. We offer memorials that truly speak to your loved one, through custom grave markers and memorial flowers. No matter what your wishes, we want to help them come to light.

Cremation Committal Services

Cremation Committal Services

Healing ceremonies that pay tribute to your loved one.

A beautiful service that is held at the cemetery, following a funeral or memorial service at our mortuary chapel or your place of religious worship. Gather around your loved one's cremated remains to commemorate their life and honor the memories shared. This symbolic service is a beautiful step forward in the healing process, and can accompany many end of life options.

Cremation Ash Scattering

Cremation Ash Scattering

We can help you memorialize a loved one when scattering ashes.

This act can be an important way to begin to let go. And it can be a creative, thoughtful reflection of your loved one. From sending remains in to space to letting them go at sea, we can help you plan a unique way to memorialize a life through scattering cremated remains.

Design a Cremation as Unique as The Life Lived

When choosing cremation, the options for a final resting place are limitless. Let us walk you through the possibilities as you choose the right service for your loved one.

Cremation Questions Answered

A brief list of frequently asked questions about Cremation.

1. What is the least expensive or cheapest way to be cremated in West Virginia? Immediate also known as direct cremation is the least expensive way to be cremated. 

2. How much does cremation cost in West Virginia? Costs vary but typically can range anywhere from $1,195 to $2,450. We are always available to assist with any financial need.

3. What type of financial assistance is available for a cremation in West Virginia? The West Virginia Dept. of Health and Human Resources, if you qualify could pay $1,000 toward the cost of your direct cremation. The deceased must be a West Virginia resident and meet other financial qualifications. We keep applications of file to assist families and can guide you through the process.

4. Does Social Security help pay for cremation? Social Security does not assist with the cost of cremation; however, some individuals are entitled to a $255 lump sum death benefit, only payable to a surviving spouse.

5. Can you view a body before cremation? Yes, depending on the type of cremation you choose. Direct or Immediate Cremation typically only provides an identification viewing. 

6. What is there cost of a typical cremation? Depending on the type of cremation package chosen it can range from a full-service cremation with viewing and services at around $4,500 to a direct or immediate cremation at around $1,195.

7. Does insurance pay for cremation? Yes, typically all life insurance policies will cover the cost of a cremation.

8. Is it a sin to be cremated? We have found no biblical scripture that forbids cremation. According to theologists that we have spoken to, the Bible neither favors nor prohibits the process of cremation. It's a personal preference. 

9. Does Medicare pay for cremation services? We've seen no payment from Medicare to pay for cremation expenses.

10. Does Medicaid pay for cremation expenses? We've seen no payment from Medicare to pay for cremation expenses. Medicaid does provide some other types of support.