Cremation Services

Cremation Services

Cremation is a personal choice, and we want to be sure that you’re making a wise decision.

Overview Of Cremation

While religious views have a strong influence on funeral practices, so do economic and ecological needs. Many people choose cremation because it’s generally more cost effective than traditional burial and takes up less burial space. Cremation is a personal choice, and we want to be sure that you’re making an informed decision.

As more people look into cremation as a viable funeral option, they might find that it’s not as mysterious as they thought. Over 30% of funeral arrangements are now cremation, and the growing trend is expected to reach 50% by 2025. Understanding the simplicity of the cremation process can replace fear and doubt with a sense of comfort and peace. Read our personal Cremation Promise to you.

Cremation simply expedites the process of reducing a body to bone fragments through application of intense heat. 

What is done before or after the cremation is up to the survivors, or up to you. You can relieve the burden of these decisions by Pre-Planning your arrangements in advance of need so that your wishes will be honored.

Contrary to what some people believe, Cremation does not limit choices, but, in fact, increases one’s options. It is a process which is performed in a respectful and dignified manner and can be memorialized in many ways.

Cremation And Funerals

Choosing cremation neither eliminates nor does it require a funeral service. Traditional or contemporary services are often planned before or after the cremation process. A funeral service followed by cremation may be exactly the same as a funeral service followed by ground burial. They can be elaborate or simple and traditional or nontraditional. Arrangements and ceremonies tend to be as individual as the persons for whom and by whom they are made. They may be personalized specifically to reflect the life of the deceased, and thus have a special meaning. Clutter Funeral & Cremation is able to assist in any and all of your Funeral Service needs. To obtain more information on funeral services call (304) 472-2311.

The Complete Cremation Service will be just like a complete funeral service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a rental casket. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safekeeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains. Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods.

The Immediate Cremation Service can be arranged as an immediate disposition of the body, but is most times followed by a Celebration of Life Service at the funeral home, a church, or other location. A Celebration of Life Service is one where the body is not present. We recommend that if you select an immediate cremation that you have a Celebration of Life Service. A Celebration of Life Service is a very important step in acknowledging that a death has occurred and is a key ingredient to a healthy recovery after the loss of a loved one.

A Direct Cremation refers to a cremation being provided, while limiting funeral services to the removal and transportation of the deceased into our care.

Final Disposition of Cremated Remains

Disposition provides a permanent, secure place for cremated remains to be placed, and for family members and descendants to honor the lives of the deceased.

Cremation allows families many choices for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, or to scatter the remains over land or water. Clutter Funeral & Cremation offers assistance in the following disposition options, among others, for cremated remains:

  • Traditional Burial – In ground burial on a family plot – Urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site.
  • Scattering – Your loved one’s remains may be scattered freely within a dedicated, natural environment. There are also certain services which offer scattering among the sea or the stars.  For example, if your loved one was a water enthusiast who loved to boat, waterski, swim, fish etc, then you might consider this Floating Urn that is filled with the remains and launched into the water, where it completely dissolves and returns to the earth.
  • Personalized Memorialization – Inscribe your family member’s name and a special saying on a tree plaque, park bench or other special memorial. We also have custom, unique urns and keepsakes, perfect for displaying inside your home. For an overview of these items, please visit our Merchandise Pages, or contact us directly and we will help you with your needs.

Visit our Merchandise Showroom to learn about all of our cremation products, see our diverse Urn collection, and view our complete line of Cremation Jewelry and Keepsakes.


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Clutter Funeral & Cremation
Phone: (304) 472-2311
21 Elnora Circle, Buckhannon, WV

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