Common Questions

Can a cremation be witnessed by the family?

Yes, in most situations, we permit only immediate family members to be in attendance when the body is placed into the cremation chamber. We offer families the opportunity to witness their loved one’s cremation at our crematory. (additional fee $150.00)

Can more than one cremation be performed at a time?

No. Not only is it a practical impossibility, but it is illegal to do so. The majority of modern cremation chambers are not of adequate size to house more than one adult. No reputable crematory engages in practices such as this.

How can you be certain that you will receive the correct remains?

All responsible cremation providers have thorough operating policies and procedures in order to provide the highest level of service and reduce the possibility of human error. We are members of, and follow the recommended cremation practices of, The Cremation Association of North America. Additionally, our crematory utilizes a personalized barcode computer system which allows us to track the deceased from the time they are placed in our care until they are delivered to the family.

How is this low price for a private cremation possible?

Several factors make our low price possible. We are a local family owned business, that also owns a crematory (Palm State Crematory Services), Whenever possible, we employ our own transportation personnel and utilize our staff to perform every administrative task involved. In addition, we are effectively using the internet and advances in telecommunications to save additionally on labor and facility costs.

Do we include an urn?

Yes, our fee includes a black polypropylene urn suitable for shipping, or keeping at home.

Do our fees include Death Certificates?

While we file the original Death Certificate with the State of Florida, our fees do not include any death Certificates you may require.

Do our fees include the alternative container as required by the crematory and the State of Florida?

Yes, our fee includes a basic alternative container.

Can you help with an obituary?

Yes, we can help you place a free obituary or paid funeral notice in the newspaper.

Do you offer other merchandise?

Yes, we have a wide selection of adult urns available, engraving available , along with keepsake urns, jewelry, and thumbies. We offer personalized register books, prayer cards, service folders, memorial and candles.

Is the Medical Examiner fee included?

No, The county Medical examiner may charge a cremation permit fee which vary by county.
Pinellas $40.00
Pasco $25.00
Hillsborough $25.00

Our Direct Cremation includes

  • Transportation from place of death to our family owned crematory
    (Your loved one never leaves our care)
  • Basic Alternative Cremation Container
  • Care and Refrigeration of your loved one
  • Securing all required authorizations
  • Filing the Death Certificate
  • Notifying Social Security Administration
  • Assisting with newspaper notices
  • Cremation performed by certified crematory professional
  • Cremated remains are returned to you in a simple container

Additional charges that may apply

  • Certified Copies of Death Certificate (fees vary by County)
  • Medical Examiner Fee (if required, varies by County)
  • Newspaper Notices (fee charged)
  • Permanent Urn or Other Merchandise you may select