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Spry Funeral Cremation Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Must the body be embalmed if no viewing, visitation or funeral services?
A: No

Q: Does Spry Funeral Home have a crematory on premises?
A: No, the Spry family operates crematory services in neighboring Huntsville, Alabama.

Q: What are my options with the cremations remains?
A: The disposition of cremated remains is influenced by the type of memorialized desired. Usually cremated remains are placed in some type of permanent receptacle, referred to as an urn, before being committed to a final resting place.

The container may be...
placed in an indoor or outdoor mausoleum or columbarium;
interred in a family burial plot;
interred in a special urn garden that many cemeteries provide.

Cremated remains also may be scattered in cemetery gardens especially created and dedicated for this purpose. Individuals whose remains have been scattered in the garden can be identified by name on a special memorial plaque, marker or artwork or in a Book of Remembrance in a building on the cemetery grounds.

The scattering of remains also may be done at a designated geographical spot on land or water in accordance with state, national or local laws. If scattering is done, it is highly advisable that a site also be chosen for permanent memorial that will provide a place or pilgrimage for those who want to remember and celebrate the life of the loved one.

Q: Must I purchase any merchandise for cremation?
A: Yes, only a cremation container is required, which are made commonly of heavy corrugated board fiber.

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