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Cremations Zion Hill Mortuary Burial

Cremation is a process of preparing human remains for final disposition. It is a technical heating process, which reduces the remains to its basic elements, primarily bone particles and fragments, which are referred to as "cremated remains". This reduction takes place through heat and evaporation in a cremation chamber. The basic elements remaining after cremation, depending on the size of the deceased, usually weigh on average, of approximately 5 lbs. and are further reduced in size for placement in either a permanent urn or a temporary container, suitable for transport.

Zion Hill Mortuary provides a number of options when you select cremation as the final disposition for your loved. below you will find some of our most popular services with cremation.

Traditional Cremation - Your loved one is prepared for viewing as in a traditional funeral. There would be a visitation to allow the family and friends to gather at the funeral home during the afternoon and evening hours the day / night before the funeral service. You have two options when selecting a casket. The first option is to rent a casket from the funeral home. The second option is to purchase a casket from the funeral home.


Zion Hill Mortuary Burial Memorial Service - A memorial service is a form of a funeral service where the body is immediately cremated and the body is not present at the funeral service. A family can choose to have the cremated remains of their loved one present at the funeral home or another location in a formal or informal setting for the memorial service.

Sea Scatterings - Your loved one is scattered at sea with or without a service.

Direct Cremation - When direct cremation is selected as a means for final disposition, no services are offered. Following the cremation process, the cremated remains are given back to the family in a temporary urn. You have the option to purchase an urn other than the one provided for display.

Please call and speak to one of our professional staff members for more information.