Understanding Why Your Loved One Is Asking to Be Cremated

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Steve Cochran under Funeral Service
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Did one of your loved ones just let you know that they want to be cremated when they die as opposed to buried? You may have been a little bit shocked by their request. But the truth is that there are more people asking for Murphy, NC cremations instead of burials than ever before. The cremation rate has risen to more than 50 percent in recent years.  

Ideally, your loved one helped you make sense of their decision by telling you why they are choosing cremation over a burial. If they didn’t, you should make it a point to ask them their reasoning behind it. But if they’re standoffish when it comes to revealing their exact reasoning, you might have to try and figure it out on your own. Here are a few reasons why people choose to be cremated.  

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They want to save themselves or their families some money. 

Cost is one of the main reasons why so many people have started to choose cremation services in Murphy, NC over burials. Although some cremations can cost just as much as funerals, most of them are more cost-effective than their counterparts. Your loved one could very well be trying to keep their funeral costs low, either for themselves or for your family as a whole, by opting to be cremated.  

They don’t want to burden their families with funeral planning. 

Planning out a funeral is hard work! It usually take families at least two or three days of intense planning to get everything together. And the grief that they feel while they’re planning only makes matters that much worse. By choosing cremation over a burial, your loved one might be trying to prevent you from having to plan out an elaborate service for them.  

They hate the idea of being buried in the ground for all of eternity. 

There are some people who simply can’t stomach the idea of being buried in the ground for the rest of eternity. The mere thought of it sends shivers up their spine. If your loved one is choosing cremation over a burial, that could be the reason. They may not want to admit it, but it could be why they’re specifically asking not to be buried when they pass away.  

They want their families to be able to take their remains with them if they ever move. 

People are moving around today more than they ever have in the past. They’re not necessarily as connected to their hometowns as they used to be. With that in mind, many people are choosing to be cremated so that their families can take them along if they ever decide to move away from the place they’re living now. Cremation makes it easier for many families to be more transient.  

If your loved one just let you know they wish to be cremated, it’s not a bad idea to ask them if they would like to start pre-planning their funeral services in Murphy, NC. Pre-planning will give both your loved one and your family the peace of mind that comes along with knowing your loved one’s final wishes will be honored. Call Cochran Funeral Home at (706) 632-5968 today to start the pre-planning process or come and sit with a funeral director to discuss it at 3911 Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 

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