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What is the Average Cremation Time?

Posted on: August 30th 2016

At Affinity Funeral Service, we pride ourselves on handling the services of your loved one with the utmost dignity and care.  We also stress the importance of efficiency with everyone on our team. When a family has chosen cremation we make every effort to return your loved one’s cremated remains as soon as possible.   […]

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Can You Get Cremated and Buried?

Posted on: August 03rd 2016

Many families that we serve are unaware that when cremation is chosen burial is still an option.  When working with families, many are surprised to hear of the benefits of cremation.  While cremation is a less costly option than a traditional burial, one of the greatest advantages is the flexibility that it offers.   For […]

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How To Write An Obituary

Posted on: May 27th 2016

  We have had many families ask about what goes into writing an obituary. An obituary and what it contains is what you want it to be. While there certainly is a traditional style that you often see in your local newspaper, there is no specific format that must be followed. A traditional obituary often […]

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Different Options for Cremated Remains?

Posted on: April 13th 2016

  Many families are unaware that there are many ways in which the family can handle their loved one’s remains. While traditionally remains are placed within an urn, other options include: Space Travel Celestis Memorial Spaceflights actually allows for families to shoot their loved one’s ashes into space. Depending upon the type of service selected, […]

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Answering Your Questions About Cremation

Posted on: April 06th 2016

  What does the cremation process involve? The State of Virginia requires that a few items be completed prior to the cremation taking place. These items include: Cremation Authorization Form: Virginia requires that the next-of- kin sign a cremation authorization form prior to cremation taking place. If there is more than one next-of- kin, we will […]

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