Sardis-Heard Funerals and Cremation Services provides cremation services in South Bibb County and surrounding areas.
When planning a funeral service, you have many affordable options and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful and respectful ceremony. No matter your choice, we offer a beautifully renovated funeral home and barn that each have a chapel and spaces to join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love. And above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions you may have.
Families have multiple options when it comes to cremation. We can provide you with a wide range of service options to help you make a selection specific to your needs; a traditional cremation packages, cremation with a memorial service or a cremation only package. Our newly renovated home and newly renovated barn are each equipped with a chapel and offer countless service options. You can also choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. You can even choose to have cremation only. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects.
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In many countries, including England and Japan, cremation is the most common form of disposition.
Those who choose cremation over earth burial give their reasons for doing so as a desire to save land, save money or follow the ashes-to-ashes and dust-to-dust philosophy.
Those who don’t choose cremation often say their reasons are religious or have to do with personal beliefs.
Cremation changes the body into its basic elements through heat and evaporation. The body is placed in a container (usually either a casket or a rigid combustible container) and taken to a crematory, or crematorium. The container is placed in a retort – a specially designed furnace – where intense heat or fire reduces the body to ashes in about two hours. During the cremation, smoke and gases are re-circulated through the furnace so they don’t escape into the open air. After cremation is completed, the ashes are placed in an urn or canister.