We own and operate our own crematory and welcome your inspection. Our crematory is clean, located at West Harpeth Funeral Home, and represents the newest and cleanest technology. We hear from an increasing number of people who are concerned about the cremation process. Please know that we are pleased to relate the strict procedures we adhere to for every cremation.
Why choose cremation?
One of the advantages of cremation is that it provides you with increased flexibility when you make your funeral and cemetery arrangements. You might, for example, choose to have a funeral service before the cremation; a memorial service at the time of cremation or after the cremation with the urn present; or a committal service at the final disposition of cremated remains.
Is the cremation process secure?
We hear from an increasing number of people who are concerned about the cremation process. Please know that we are pleased to relate the strict procedures we adhere to for every cremation. Your loved one, never leaves our care.
Why is having a place to visit important if a person is cremated?
Because it provides a focal point for memorializing the deceased. To remember, and be remembered, are natural human needs. Throughout human history, memorialization of the dead has been a key component of almost every culture. The Washington Monument, Tomb of the Unknowns and Vietnam “Wall” in Washington, D.C are examples of memorialization which demonstrate that, throughout our history, we have always honored our dead. Psychologists say that remembrance practices, from the funeral or memorial service to permanent memorialization, serve an important emotional function for survivors by helping to bring closure and allowing the healing process to begin. Providing a permanent resting place for the deceased is a dignified treatment for a loved one’s mortal remains, which fulfills the natural human desire for memorialization.
If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact us at (615) 352-9400.