There are two types of cremation. The first is known as a "Direct Cremation" whereby the funeral director picks up the deceased and takes them to the crematory to be cremated in an alternative container. No ceremony is performed. The ashes are returned to the next of kin. They can be scattered or placed in an urn or keepsake. A memorial service may be held at any time and any place to memorialize the deceased.
The other type of cremation is where the same events take place as if you were having a traditional funeral service. The only difference is at the end of the service, the deceased is taken to a crematory instead of the cemetery.
An urn is a traditional way to commemorate and honor a loved one as part of a cremation ceremony. We offer a selection of affordable urns.
Please contact Dixon Funeral Home, Inc. for a complete description of the services and merchandise available for cremations.