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Some Commonly Asked Questions About Cremation


Whether you just lost a loved one or just preparing ahead for the future, it pays to talk about death. Among the most common ways of final disposition is called cremation. As a provider of cremation services in Georgia at SWGA Cremation & Funeral Services, let us help you to start the conversation with this list of the most commonly asked questions about the process and their answers.

  • When are bodies cremated?
    Bodies for cremation are typically done between 24 and 72 hours after death, subject to the time needed for the acquisition of paperwork.
  • Do bodies have to be unclothed to be cremated?
    No, cremation of a body can be done with or without clothing. That said, it is typical to have the body clothed, especially if funeral services were done beforehand.
  • Are bodies cremated one at a time?
    Yes, all cremations must be performed individually as mandated by the law. Multiple-body cremation is illegal in the country.
  • Can personal belongings be cremated along with the body?
    Personal objects can be cremated with the body on a case-by-case basis. Usually, requests are not granted for safety reasons.
  • What type of container is used for a cremation?
    The only requirement for the container used for cremation is combustibility, nontoxicity, and sturdiness. That said, there are special caskets designed for the process.

We hope this list helped introduce cremation. For more cremation and funeral tips like these as well as for inquiries about our funeral services at our crematory in Albany, Georgia, don’t hesitate to send us a message.

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