1.Do you only handle cremations?
No. Advantage is a licensed funeral home with the ability to handle burials as well as cremations. We can facilitate public visitations and services for both cremated and full casketed remains.
2.Can two cremations be performed at once?
Never. Not only is it illegal to do so, most modern cremation chambers are not of sufficient size to accommodate more than one adult. Thus it would be a practical impossibility to conduct multiple cremations simultaneously.
3.Can the family witness the cremation?
Yes. Our cremation facility is set up to allow family members to be present when the body is placed into the cremation chamber. In fact, some religious groups include this as part of their funeral custom.
4.What is the significance of a funeral service?
From the beginning of recorded history, societies have honored those who died with a ceremony. According to beliefs at that time, the purpose of the ritual was to send the deceased on his or her journey into the afterlife.
Today, however, many experts agree that the benefits of a service are for those who are left behind after aA "closure" of sorts must occur to help survivors adjust to their loss and recognize that a death has occurred. A funeral service provides the opportunity for friends and family to celebrate the life that was lived and allow the healing process to begin.
5. How much does a funeral cost?
Funeral costs vary depending on the funeral home and type of service and merchandise selected. At Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, it is our promise to provide professional and dignified services at the “Lowest Price Guaranteed”
6. Can I make my funeral arrangements before I die?
Yes. Today, pre-arrangement and pre-payment of funerals are becoming more common. Pre-arranging will provide you with more time to review your options and give you a choice in your own funeral service. Pre-arrangement will provide you with the
peace of mind that everything has been taken care of, relieving your family of the emotional and financial burden that often comes with making arrangements when a loved one passes away. Oftentimes, making arrangements in advance also guarantees a service and funeral at today's prices, free from inflation. Please contact us to assist you with your pre-arrangements or answer any further questions.
7. Can a funeral home assist me with social security benefits and veteran death benefits?
Yes. In fact, we will do more than just assist you with securing these benefits. Our staff is trained to complete all necessary paperwork to begin the benefits process and ensure that the benefits are secured in a timely manner.
8. What is involved in the cremation process?
Before cremation occurs, the death certificate must be completed and signed by the attending physician or medical examiner, and all civil and medical authorities must have issued all required permits. In addition, necessary authorizations to cremate must be obtained from the next of kin or authorizing person and no objections to the cremation can be raised. The cremation process then occurs and the cremated remains are placed in the designated container or urn selected for final disposition.
9. Are the services held before or after cremation?
Services are held at the discretion of the family. Many choose to have a traditional service first, followed by the cremation.
10. What happens to the cremated remains?
There are many options to consider with a cremation. A family can choose to bury the remains in a cemetery, store and display them at home in an urn, or scatter them in a place special to the deceased. It is advisable to check local restrictions on scattering remains on public property and obtain permission for private property.
11. I have already made arrangements and funded my funeral in advance. What if I move or want to use another funeral home?
By making arrangements and funding your funeral in advance, you were able to express your own wishes and relieve this emotional and financial burden from your family. Usually, these arrangements can be reestablished with another funeral home and nearly all funding vehicles are transferable by the owner.