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  Cemetery Property
In addition to funeral services and the choice of burial or cremation, cemetery property, or “interment rights,” is another consideration when you’re making final arrangements, either for yourself in advance, or for a loved one.
Burial
Most people are familiar with the concept of burial,
or “interment,” but may not be aware of the variety of options that are often available. Many cemeteries offer one or more of the following:
• Ground Burial: burial of the casket below ground. A “vault” or “outer burial container” is required at many cemeteries.
• Mausoleum, or Community Mausoleum: a large building that provides above-ground entombments.
• Private Family Mausoleum: a small structure that provides above-ground entombment of, on average, two to twelve decedents.
• Companion Crypt: permits two interments or entombments side-by-side.
• Private Family Estate: a small section of a cemetery, usually bordered by gates, shrubbery, or other dividers, that allows for ground burial of several members of the same family.
A few facts about cremation:
In most cases, cremation cannot occur until a signed death certificate by a doctor is provided.
There is a 24-hour waiting period before cremation.
• This alleviates misidentification
• Allows time for family to reconsider, if they choose
• If you choose cremation for your loved one you can still have a service.
• You have numerous options for the final resting place
• You can place the cremated remains in a special urn to display at home
• You can bury an urn in a cemetery providing a permanent resting place where family and friends can visit.
• You can place a portion of cremated remains in an urn and a portion in a columbarium niche, providing a permanent location where you can pay your respects
• You can scatter the cremated remains
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