All About Cremation
Create a modern memorial for your loved one’s remains.
We hold Crematory License #1 in the State of Arkansas and are the only funeral home in the county with an on-site crematory. Our families have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are in our continuous care. We never send loved ones to a third-party mortuary for cremation, and we handle the process with dignity and professionalism.
Many people are choosing to cremate, but that doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice the healing, traditional elements of a burial. Cremations today often include similar services to traditional burials, such as memorial visitations and chapel services. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated.
Options for interment include use of a traditional gravesite, with a headstone, similar to a traditional burial. Other options include scattering cremated remains at special locations (with permission), keeping them in an urn or including a portion in cremation jewelry, or a combination of these options.
Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.
Let us help you create a memorial onsite—because it’s helpful for many families to have a physical marker of remains. Local florists can provide range of flowers and décor accessories so you can best reflect your loved one at a service and much beyond. An onsite memorial page on our website becomes a place to commemorate a life and gather beyond the funeral home.
Healing ceremonies that pay tribute to your loved one.
Cremations today often include similar services to traditional burials, such as memorial visitations and chapel services. Personalize your loved one's service to honor them, through military honors, masonic rights, and religious leadership. We offer memorials that truly speak to your loved one.
We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. No matter what your wishes, we want to help them come to light.
Create a permanent gathering place for your loved one's cremated remains, where loved ones can honor and reminisce.
A beautiful service that is held at the cemetery, following a funeral at our chapel or your place of religious worship. Gather around your loved one's cremated remains to commemorate their life and honor the memories shared. This symbolic service is a beautiful step forward in the healing process, and can accompany many end of life options.
After committal of the cremated remains, most families order headstones or footstones which serve as permanent markers to honor the deceased and mark their final resting place.
Make it meaningful, memorable, heartfelt and dignified.
This act can be an important way to begin to let go. And it can be a creative, thoughtful reflection of your loved one. Families choose to scatter ashes in many different locations, with some of the most common being places that have special meaning to their loved one who passed.
Also, many families are now having memorial services at the time of the scattering. This can be a good time to have family and friends come together and honor their loved one in a special way. At many services, the people who attend will also participate in the scattering.
In Arkansas, there are many wonderful places to scatter a loved one’s ashes. Below we’ve highlight a few of the more common ones.
- Public Property – Several beautiful landscapes can be found in Arkansas, which can be an excellent place to scatter. You should always check with your local city or county government offices to determine if any local regulations or restrictions apply before scattering the ashes of a loved one on public property.
- Private Property – Arkansas is one of many states throughout the country where there are no laws that will prevent you from scattering ashes in your yard, farm, or other private property.
- Scattering Gardens – Several churches and cemeteries in Arkansas are now offering scattering gardens, which are areas on their property where families can scatter cremated remains.
- Federal Land – Federal property and national parks are also popular places for scattering. Each has its own rules and regulations about scattering, so if this is something you or your family are interested in, you will need to contact the park ranger's office to determine if it's permissible; and to learn about any rules or regulations that may apply. In addition, scattering ashes in many national parks requires a permit, which can take weeks or even months to obtain.
Design a Cremation as Unique as The Life Lived
When choosing cremation, the options for a final resting place are limitless. Let us walk you through the possibilities as you choose the right service for your loved one.