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  • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN DIRECT CREMATION?

    Includes basic cremation, permits, temporary container for remains. Other cremation and funeral options available.

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  • serving all of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

    Martin Oaks is located in Lewisville, Tx, right between Flower Mound, Tx and Denton, Tx, minutes from Richardson, TX as well as Plano, TX. We serve entire DFW area.

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Understanding Direct Cremations in the Dallas, Texas area

Cremation is the fastest growing segment of the funeral industry in the United States.  Several organizations involved in death care, including the National Funeral Directors Association, are predicting that for the first time, cremations will soon surpass burials in a calendar year. Projected numbers vary slightly from study to study, but final numbers for 2013 show burials running ahead of cremations, 48.7% to 45.4%.  Virtually all predicted numbers show a reversal of these figures by the end of 2015. This is a staggering growth spurt, considering for decades cremation services accounted for only about 5% of all deaths.  By 2009, however, driven by a number of forces, cremations had soared to 37% of all deaths.

Martin Oaks is located in Lewisville, Texas, adjacent to Flower Mound, Texas and Denton, Texas. Martin Oaks is minutes from Richardson, Texas, Plano, Texas, Garland, Texas and Dallas, Texas. Since Martin Oaks provides pickup and delivery services, we serve the entire Dallas/Fort Worth area. Funeral Directors who work with Martin Oaks service communities as far north as Gainesville, Texas as far east as McKinney, Texas as far west as Weatherford, Texas and as south as both Corsicana, Texas and Waxahachie, Texas with affordable cremation/funeral packages. All services must be arranged through the licensed funeral homes who work with Martin Oaks. 

Affordable Dallas, Texas Cremation Service

So what is actually is a cremation service, how is a person cremated, how much does cremation cost and why has this mode of final disposition become so popular? Cremation, according to the definition by the Cremation Association of North America, is "the mechanical and/or thermal or other dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments. To be more detailed, a casket or container containing the loved one is placed in a cremation chamber.  The temperature is raised to approximately 1400-1800 degrees Fahrenheit (at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory, we find that 1600 degrees is about the average) and all organic matter is then consumed by heat/evaporation. This process takes approximately two hours. Even though the cremains are sometimes referred to as ashes, at this point, they truly are bone fragments. These fragments are then put in a processing device and ground to as fine a level as possible. Cremains are then placed in an urn or container determined by the family.


Why are Direct Cremations Popular in Dallas, Texas?

There are numerous reasons why this process is becoming more popular than burial in Dallas, Texas among them:

  • Cost of direct cremation vs cost of a funeral -- this varies from location to location, but there can be a savings of 25% or more.  Inexpensive cremations have become more available;
  • Environmental awareness, also, concerns about placing a loved one in a funeral plot;
  • Speed of final disposition: cremations take several hours to complete, the paperwork may take several days, but this is much faster than burial and natural decomposition;
  • Simple process that still provides options (cremation urns for the ashes, burial of the urns, scattering of ashes, urn vaults);
  • Cremation is not a substitute for a memorial service or a funeral, it leaves the family with several possibilities;
  • The mobility factors in our society lessen the opportunity to pay respects to a love one buried away at some distance;
  • There has been a definite decline in religious opposition to cremation. Christian cremation is not an uncommon practice.

Martin Oaks Respectfully Honors All Religious Traditions

We are experienced at conducting appropriate religious services for all faiths, including Hindu Cremation Witnessing. 
Martin Oaks is the affordable cremation and burial service in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas in Texas.

Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory thank you for visiting our website.  If you have any questions, please call us. We have a wide variety of urns for ashes, as well as burial options you can choose from -- click on monuments and urns for sale for specifics.

We Are Your Local Dallas Cremation Experts



Martin Oaks serves all of the Dallas Fort Worth area. Our most popular services include:

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