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Cremation


Cremation Options

When someone chooses to cremate a loved one, many times they feel that they are limited in the options they have. At Ingram Funeral Home, we understand that cremation is just another way of honoring a loved one’s memory and the life that they lived. We believe that cremation should open a whole new gateway of options for a life celebration.

Through the years, we have witnessed a tremendous rise in cremations. Many funeral professionals have battled this trend by raising cremation prices; therefore pushing this option out of reach. We have not only embraced the increasing cremation trend but we have actually lowered prices to assist families in larger surrounding cities.

Did you know that most funeral homes outsource cremations to other outside crematories? We understand that families need peace of mind in knowing that their loved one never leaves our caring hands. In the summer of 2008, our family opened Hunt County’s only crematory and immediately began serving the families of surrounding counties, as well as the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex areas.

We offer three cremation options:

DIRECT CREMATION

Many families do not see the need to have a formal or informal funeral service to remember a loved one. Our Direct Option is perfect for families just desiring a simple direct cremation without the benefits of a service. The Direct Option includes:

  • Basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • Removal from place of death
  • All crematory and processing fees
  • Sanitary care of loved one
  • Alternative cremation container
  • Temporary urn (suitable for burial or scattering)
  • Shipping/presentation box for urn
  • Complete filing of death certificates and other required paperwork.

MEMORIAL CREMATION

Our Memorial Option offers the benefit of saying goodbye publicly and remembering a loved one surrounded by friends and family. The urn, photos, and even personal items of the deceased can be displayed to honor the life that they lived. A private family gathering can also be arranged before or after the service. The Memorial Option includes:

  • Basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • Removal from place of death
  • All crematory and processing fees
  • Sanitary care of loved one
  • Alternative cremation container
  • Temporary urn (suitable for burial or scattering)
  • Shipping/presentation box for urn
  • Formal Memorial Celebration Service or Informal ‘Gathering of Friends’ reception
  • Memorial Stationery Package
  • Personalized Gift Keepsakes

COMMEMORATIVE CREMATION

Many families easily see the benefits of a traditional funeral service but still feel that cremation is the best option of their need. We have combined both choices in our Commemorative Funeral Service Option. Family photos and personal items are a wonderful way to remember a loved one but families can view a loved one during a formal or informal service. The cremation is completed following the funeral service.

The Commemorative Funeral Service Option includes:

  • Basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • Removal from place of death
  • Embalming and preparation of loved one
  • Oak Hardwood Rental Casket
  • Rental Casket Cremation Container
  • All crematory and processing fees
  • Sanitary care of loved one
  • Alternative cremation container
  • Temporary urn (suitable for burial or scattering)
  • Shipping/presentation box for urn
  • Formal Memorial Celebration Service or Informal ‘Gathering of Friends’ reception
  • Memorial Stationery Package
  • Personalized Gift Keepsakes

VIDEO TRIBUTE

Whether you choose a traditional service or cremation, a video tribute of your loved one is available to you. Using your photographs, your favorite music, and your memories, Life Stories will produce a customized DVD that highlights special moments, personality, and the special qualities of your loved one’s precious life. 


Urns

For additional information on urn selections go to www.texascremationservices.com.

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Cremation Forms

There are three forms necessary to begin the cremation of your loved one:

Death Certificate Information

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.

Authorization to Embalm

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.

Authorization to Cremate

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.


The Information Sheet
is used to obtain vital statistics information for the death certificate and any obituary that may be written. Therefore, it is very important to complete this form with as much information as you can.

The Authorization to Embalm requires the signature of the next of kin to give us permission not to embalm. Please sign this form at the bottom where it says you refuse to give permission to embalm. DO NOT DATE this form unless death has already occurred.

The Authorization for Cremation and Disposition form gives us the authorization to cremate. On page 1, close to the bottom of the page, you will see the word PACEMAKERS. Please initial one of the choices that he/she DOES OR DOES NOT have a pacemaker. On page 2, at the bottom, there are signature lines. Please have the next of kin sign on the signature line and give relationship. DO NOT DATE this form unless death has already occurred. Also, if possible, have someone witness the signature of next of kin.

Once these forms are completed, they can be emailed to us at ingramfuneralhome@outlook.com or faxed to us at 903-356-5095.

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