Cremation Services

Direct Cremation

This includes removal of the deceased to Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, Basic Staff Services, documentation, and private cremation in an alternative container. Cremated remains can be presented to the family in a simple container or in an urn that has been lovingly selected by family members.

Meaningful Options

Urns crafted of a variety of materials including fine hardwood, semiprecious metals--bronze & copper--and other concepts are available.

Memorial Services

A popular concept that designates a time and place for family and friends to gather in memory of a special person. Formal or informal, our chapel or living room facilities are appropriate, with or without the presence of the decedent. Day or evening memorial gatherings and/or visitations are available at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.

Shipment of Cremated Remains

Cremated remains may be shipped by the U.S. postal system, special handling, anywhere.

Services at Sea

A meaningful opportunity for up to ten family members or friends to participate in the dignified placement of cremated remains at sea. Those participating will gather at Morehead City, NC for marine transport off the coast of NC.

Creative, Personal Concepts

It is quite common for persons to request unusual and special events to celebrate their life, following death. Our staff openly supports this concept, and will assist with any legal arrangements as requested by our client families. Appropriate fees will be presented in advance by itemization.

Interesting Facts

Some people believe cemetery space is limited, and cremations will save valuable land. NOT SO! There is enough cemetery land presently dedicated to bury every person who dies in the next fifty years in a single grave, without adding one square foot of additional land. A ride in an airplane is convincing.

Cemeteries provide ecological purpose. Open space for grass to grow, birds to nest, and trees and flowers to flourish. Cemeteries are important to our ecology! The modern memorial park concept offers aesthetic benefits to any community. Most cemeteries offer affordable options for placement of cremated remains.

The choice of cremation does not preclude any other preference of memorial opportunities that are affordable and can be guaranteed in writing.