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Burial Options

Burial Choices

If the body is buried:

  • It can be interred (earth burial)

  • It can be entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum (above-ground burial)

  • It can be buried at sea

Decisions you'll need to make:

  • Will the body be embalmed

  • Which kind of casket (or coffin)

  • Whether to buy a casket, rent one, or build your own

  • Whether or not the cemetery requires a vault or grave liner

Cemeteries

Sawnee View Memorial Gardens - Located in Cumming, GA and owned by the Ingram family.

Georgia National Cemetery - United States National Cemetery located in Canton, GA servicing the interment needs of military veterans and their families.

Cremation Choices

A casket is not legally required for cremation, just a simple container, which is strong enough to hold the body. This could be a box of rough boards, press board, or heavy cardboard.

Some crematories accept metal caskets; most require the container to be combustible.

What to do with the cremains:

  • The remains can be stored by the family

  • You may take the remains in the simple cardboard box supplied by the crematory and distribute ("scatter") them over the land or water.

  • The remains can be placed in a niche within a columbarium.

  • The remains can be buried in the ground in a regular plot or in a smaller cremation plot.

  • The remains can be entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum.

Decisions you'll need to make:

  • Who will do the cremation (a funeral home or a firm that specializes in direct cremation)

  • Whether to use an urn or container

  • What to do with the remains

210 Ingram Avenue | Cumming, GA 30040 | Phone: (770) 887-2388 | Email: joey@ingramfuneralhome.com,