How long is the actual cremation process?

It depends on the weight of the deceased but an average size body takes around 2 1/2 hours to cremate.

Can you be cremated with personal items?

Yes, any personal items such as jewelry should be removed prior to cremation. What you choose your loved one to take will be placed with the deceased and will be consumed during the cremation process.

Is a casket necessary for cremation?

No, a casket is not required for cremation, However most crematories will require a rigid combustial covered container often referred to as an alternative container, which is required for sanitary reasons and allows for a cremation in a dignified manner in which your loved one is placed in the cremation chamber.

Are cremations done individually?

Yes, only one cremation casket or alternative container is placed in cremation chambers at one time.

Do all religions accept cremation?

Most religions permit cremation, some recommend it, support for cremation is not universal.

Does the body need to be embalmed even though it will be cremated?

No, unless refrigeration is not available or you select embalming for a service with a formal viewing or visitation.