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Can You Have a Ground Burial With a Cremation?

Published: March 13, 2023
by Welch Funeral Home

Many families each year choose cremation services in Hallsville, TX. because they wish to have their loved one’s cremains scattered. But what if someone wishes to be cremated but have their remains buried? This may be due to religious reasons or they want to be placed in a family plot or next to their spouse. Many people may be surprised to learn that in fact, their cremains can be buried in a cemetery just like that of someone who opted for a casket burial. Let’s look at how cremation works when it comes to burial.

The Cremation Process

When it comes to a burial with cremation, the first step of the cremation process is the same. This will begin with having the death certificate be obtained and then having the body being taken to the crematory. There, any additional paperwork is completed and the body is placed in a cremation container. This container is like a casket but will used in the cremation chamber as the body is being cremated. The body is then placed inside the cremation chamber and heat is used to reduce it to it’s minerals. These minerals are the ash that people are most familiar with,

After the Body Has Been Cremated

Once the body has been cremated, the cremains are then returned to the family in a temporary urn. If the family wishes, they may purchase an urn to have the cremains placed into. Although there are many styles and materials of urns available, typically for burials a biodegradable urn is used. These can be made from materials such as bamboo, paper, and more.

Selecting a Burial Location

There are many places that offer burial plots for cremation urns. Two of the most popular types of plots are:

- Cremation Graves- These are burial spots that are specifically for cremated remains. They are smaller than that of plots for casket burials and some plots may hold two or more cremation urns. You can typically find the spaced available in cemeteries and cremation gardens.

- Private Burial Plot- These plots are for those who want a private location and most likely will have several plots in a grouping so that many family members can be buried alongside one another.

What is an Urn Vault and Is it Necessary?

For traditional casket burials, the casket is placed inside a burial vault. This is to help the ground not shift or collapse once the casket has been buried. It also helps protect the casket from things like flooding, water damage, and other natural occurrences. Many cemeteries require these burial vaults for urns as well. If you are unsure if your need one or not, contact the location directly where the plot is located.

Final Thoughts

With cremation services in Hallsville, TX. this option is growing, having a burial for the cremains is not as uncommon as it once might have been. If you would like more information about cremations or services offered such as funerals, burials, and memorial services, our pre-arrangements, please reach out to us anytime as we are always here to help.

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