A funeral home, funeral parlour or mortuary, is an establishment that offers funeral and burial services for the dead. These services can consist of the arrangement of a funeral and a final wake, and the distribution of a funeral service, both during the funeral and after. It can also include the transportation of the body to the cemetery and sometimes to the cemetery of final resting place. This service is usually officiated by a funeral director. Funeral homes are typically not allowed to perform any of the funeral service because it is their responsibility to provide this service. You can learn more at Green Cremation Texas – Austin Funeral Home.
Since a living person can no longer hear what the deceased is saying and sometimes cannot speak for themselves, it is often preferred that a casket be placed in the crematory instead of a funeral home. Cremation is much less expensive than a funeral and can be handled much easier. There are laws regulating the conduct of cremation nowadays so people are advised to check the regulations before placing a loved one in a crematory. The crematory should allow the use of other than fuel-powered facilities such as air compression, gas cremation, direct cremation, gel cremation, fossil coke or other gasless systems, as well as non-combustible urns.
After the body has been cremated in the crematory, the remains are usually given to the family members. Occasionally, the funeral home will prepare the necessary paperwork, such as a deed of burial, funeral program, funeral service programs and other memorabilia. Sometimes this paperwork is done for them by the deceased’s representative or family.