Cremation offers families a variety of options. From elaborate and traditional to dignified and simple, cremation is an option which allows for great flexibility in, style of service, time of service, price and preference for final resting place.
The caring providers at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home in Tuscaloosa Alabama believe that every life is unique. Each family should be able to choose the type of service that is the most meaningful to them.
Contrary to what most people believe, cremation does not limit what can be done when it comes to a funeral or burial service. In fact, it provides more options for a Memorial Service for your Tuscaloosa loved one.
The options for ceremonies prior to or following the cremation can include:
A lovely funeral service followed by cremation need be no different than a funeral service followed by ground burial.
Following the funeral service and cremation services, the cremated remains are usually placed in an urn before being committed to a final resting place. The cremation urn may be interred in an existing family burial plot, interred in a special cremation section at a cemetery or placed in an indoor or outdoor cemetery columbarium.
Scattering cremated remains may be done at a designated place on land or water in accordance with state and local laws. Scattering cremated remains on someone's private property requires the permission of the property owner. It is not recommended to scatter on your personal property (should your home be sold) or on public property where others may come into contact with the cremated remains.
For many people, it is important to have a permanent place to go to visit. This allows family and friends the ability to remember and celebrate a life that has been lived and touched others.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us or visit us. Our Tuscaloosa cremation services team in Tuscaloosa are ready to answer your questions and walk you through the cremation services process.
Every Memorial Service should be a memorable, warm reflection of the person who has died, that includes a Memorial Service with Cremation.
Photographs, memorabilia, a special song, even a favorite tie or golf clubs, can be incorporated into the funeral service to make it more meaningful. You tell us what it is that made your loved one so special, and we will give you ideas for personalizing the service.
No matter which type of service is selected, we can help you give your loved one a meaningful and personalized farewell.
Our services are here to help families through this difficult time with care and empathy. Our team respects everyone’s culture, personal wishes and faith. We are here to help the families of Tuscaloosa. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
It can be difficult to decide on cremation, there are so many questions that go with it. Even people who have made the decision are still uncertain on some details. That is why we’ve compiled these answers to the most frequently asked questions. Here we answer questions regarding scattering ashes, why choose cremation, embalming, and many more
If your question isn’t here, please feel free to contact us. Our team are always here to answer your questions in a friendly and courteous manner.
In most cases, yes. We will allow family members to be present when the body is placed into the cremation chamber. Our team are aware that there are religious groups who include this as part of their funeral custom.
For an average sized adult, the cremation process can take between two and three hours. The operating temperature is normally between 1,600- and 1,800-degrees Fahrenheit.
You only need to pay for embalming if you plan on having a funeral with the body present. Otherwise it’s not necessary to buy embalming.
Yes. Except for the microscopic and minute particles which are impossible to extract from the cremation chamber. Aside from those, all the cremated remains are returned to the family. After each cremation, the chamber is swept and cleaned with a special vacuum. All remains that can be removed are, and then returned to you.