Burial & Cremation Options

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Burial Options

A burial may take place either before or after funeral services, depending on your family’s preferences. Some people have found it comforting to have the burial first, and then conduct services to celebrate their loved one’s life following the burial. Yet, many families still prefer the traditional funeral service, with a funeral processional and burial to follow. The decision is completely up to you.

When choosing traditional burial or mausoleum entombment, you will need to select a grave or mausoleum space in addition to a monument or marker. Click here for a listing of Nashville and surrounding area cemeteries. The staff of Austin Funeral & Cremation Services is accustomed to working with any of the local cemeteries, and can make arrangements with out-of-town cemeteries as well. If you would like assistance in selecting cemetery property, information on other burial options, or the costs involved, our staff would be glad to assist you.

Austin Funeral & Cremation Services offers a variety of caskets and burial vaults that vary in material and price.  (See examples)

Cremation Options

When choosing cremation, you have all the same choices and services that you would have with a burial; the only difference is the final disposition. Cremation offers a variety of choices, from a simple gathering to a traditional ceremony with the body present. Some families choose to have the cremation take place after a funeral service, so that their loved one’s body can be present during the visitation and funeral service. Other families choose to have the cremation done prior to services and have the cremated remains present at the memorial service. No matter what you choose, we will help create an experience that fits the needs of your family.

Cremated remains may be buried in the ground, placed in a columbarium or mausoleum, scattered, or kept by the family. Some families will purchase keepsake urns so that several family members can keep a portion of the cremains. Others will purchase one decorative urn and keep the cremains on a bookshelf or mantel. Some families find comfort in scattering the cremains in a place that holds special meaning to the family. And like the traditional ground burial, some families enjoy coming back to the cemetery or columbarium to remember their loved one and pay their respects.

Austin Funeral & Cremation Services offers a variety of cremation urns that vary in material and price.  (See examples)