Answers to frequently asked questions
Q: Can we hold services to celebrate and honor our loved one's life with a direct cremation?
A: Yes. It is common, but not required, to hold a Memorial Service, Celebration of Life, or a Committal Service after cremation has taken place. These ceremonies can be held at a church, a cemetery, one's home, or other favorite location. Music, scriptures, readings, favorite photos, flowers and military and fraternal honors can be included as part of honoring the deceased.
Q: What happens to the ashes after cremation?
A: The family decides whether to inter the ashes at a cemetery, scatter the ashes at a favorite location, or keep the ashes.
Q: Can I pre-plan my cremation service?
A: Yes. Pre-planning is recommended to ensure that your wishes are known and documented. Pre-paying is not necessary, but doing so will guarantee that the appropriate funds are secured for final expenses. At Askins Cremation Funeral Services, your pre-paid funds are deposited into a state-wide trust fund so that you can be sure your account is protected.