Dealing with the death of close family members or friends is not easy, and it is even more difficult when they have not provided instructions about their preferences. This can leave relatives or friends confused and unsure about choices that need to be made. Choosing between burial and a cremation company is often based on expenses. Each solution may have its own benefits, but both options offer a wide selection of services. Comparing the costs and benefits of each solution is often the best way to make personal decisions.
Lone Star Cremation believes that people should have a variety of choices. Typically, choosing to be cremated is less expensive than burial charges, and it is often an ideal solution, which works out well for everyone. We offer three different competitive packages to meet the needs of our customers.
The bronze package is the least expensive package, and yet, it provides a number of benefits, which include transportation of the deceased within the service areas of Fort Worth, Dallas and Waco. The bronze also includes a container, refrigeration, a temporary urn and notification to the Social Security office.
In addition, this package includes shipping charges for the ashes, mailing costs for death certificates, obituary with a photo and unlimited text on our website.
The silver package comes with the same benefits of the bronze package. However, it comes with additional options like expedited services, newspaper obituary, goodbye viewing and a discount on the purchase of an urn.
The gold package includes all of the benefits inclusive of the silver package plus military assistance, pre-payment arrangements, concierge assistance and chapel rental.
These types of services have been on a steady increase for the last few years. Although packages may differ between providers, these figures should give you a close estimate compared to incremation.
• Transferring the body to the mortuary $285
• Service fee $1,900
• Body Preparation $225
• Embalming $695
• Hearse rental $295
• Casket $2,000
• Funeral and viewing $895
• Headstone $1,500
• Grave plot $1,000
• Burying a body is traditional and might be more readily accepted by the majority of family members than incineration. Religion or family plots often play a part in the decision making process.
• Burning the body to ashes offers the flexibility of keeping the ashes in a home or spreading them in a meaningful place based on the instructions of the deceased. Urns are portable and can be moved from state to state in comparison to graves.
• Graves are long lasting memorials that give everyone a place to visit the deceased at any time to pay their respects.
• Regardless of which types of options you select, you can still have a funeral or a memorial to honor the deceased.
• Normally, even the most expensive cremation packages available do not typically come close to the charges of funeral services.
In some circumstances, it is often difficult to choose between having the body cremated or being buried. Each family or loved one must make their own decisions based on the deceased wishes, costs or memorial services. Remember, Lone Star Cremation has a long history in the crematory business, and they are ready to help you make the best decisions to suit your needs. Contact us for all of your cremation needs in the Dallas / Fort Worth, or Waco area.