Cremation Options

 Trusted and dignified

Cremation is becoming a new tradition in Texas offering families endless options to memorialize a loved one. Cremation as a form of disposition can be, and should be, just as personal as a burial and funeral service. Let us guide you through the options and help you choose a plan that best meets your needs.

Families choose cremation for different reasons. Sometimes it is chosen because individuals want to process death as a private experience and are not ready to share during this vulnerable time. Other times, families find having a ceremony or gathering brings healing from the support of others, and also relieves the pressure later to continually explain what happened to a loved one since there wasn’t closure for the community left around them. After saying goodbye, some need a place to visit and return to pay homage, while others want to remember their loved one freely at a place they treasured. These are the kinds of topics we will discuss with you so your family can decide whether cremation is the best option for you. Cremation is an irreversible decision and you can trust us to help you find a dignified way to honor your loved one.


Cremation Offerings

The Community Gathering – $6,150

  • Basic services with Funeral Director & staff
  • Transfer of loved one into our care
  • Arrangement conference with immediate family members and Funeral Director
  • Coordination between clergy, florist, newspaper, etc.
  • Visitation at our facilities
  • Funeral service in our chapel, your church, or other facility
  • Use of facilities, equipment, & staff
  • Professional embalming, dressing, cosmetics, and other preparation of the body for viewing
  • Cremation in our crematory
  • Online Obituary tribute and social media sharing from our website
  • Memorial book package (register book, memorial folders, acknowledgement cards)
  • Aftercare service with a Full-Circle Director to help wrap up estate issues and notifications

The Single Day – $5,355

  • Basic services with Funeral Director & staff
  • Transfer of loved one into our care
  • Arrangement conference with immediate family members and Funeral Director
  • Coordination between clergy, florist, newspaper, etc.
  • Visitation at our facilities
  • Professional embalming, dressing, cosmetics, and other preparation of the body for viewing
  • Cremation in our crematory
  • Online Obituary tribute and social media sharing from our website
  • Memorial book package (register book, memorial folders, acknowledgement cards)
  • Aftercare service with a Full-Circle Director to help wrap up estate issues and notifications

The Friends and Family Goodbye – $4,930

  • Basic services with Funeral Director & staff
  • Transfer of loved one into our care
  • Arrangement conference with immediate family members and Funeral Director
  • Coordination between clergy, florist, newspaper, etc.
  • Memorial service in our chapel or other facility
  • Refrigeration
  • Cremation in our crematory
  • Online Obituary tribute and social media sharing from our website
  • Memorial book package (register book, memorial folders, acknowledgement cards)
  • Aftercare service with a Full-Circle Director to help wrap up estate issues and notifications

The Private Informal Goodbye – $2,995

  • Basic services with Funeral Director & staff
  • Transfer of loved one into our care
  • Arrangement conference with immediate family members and Funeral Director
  • Coordination between florist, newspaper, etc.
  • Family identification in a private viewing room for one hour for immediate family
  • Refrigeration
  • Preparation of remains
  • Cremation in our crematory
  • Online Obituary tribute and social media sharing from our website

Basic Cremation – $2,750

  • Basic services with Funeral Director & staff
  • Transfer of loved one into our care
  • Arrangement conference with immediate family members and Funeral Director
  • Coordination between florist, newspaper, etc.
  • Refrigeration
  • Preparation of remains
  • Cremation in our crematory
  • Online Obituary tribute and social media sharing from our website

* All arrangements above will be in addition to the selection of a casket or alternative container and the selection of an urn.


Why you can trust us as your cremation provider.

  • Your Loved One Never Leaves Our Care. Our on-site-crematory ensures that your loved one never leaves our care. We do not use a third-party crematory. Our crematory is located at the Austin funeral home location.
  • We Take Very Seriously the Responsibility You Entrust in Us. We built our own crematory for the explicit purpose of maintaining our high level of service throughout the cremation process. Safeguards are in place to ensure that once your loved one enters our care, they are clearly identified, and verification occurs at every step of the cremation process.
  • We Promise to Deliver Quality Customer Service. Each cremation is handled individually and privately in a peaceful setting. We have licensed crematory operators dedicated to providing cremation services and we will personally guarantee your satisfaction. Each cremation is managed by a licensed funeral director and a licensed crematory operator.
  • We pledge Safekeeping and Prompt Return of Your Loved One’s Cremated Remains.We know it’s important for you to know your loved one will be coming home as soon as possible. We promise to notify you as soon as their ashes become available and safeguard their urn until the time you are ready to receive your loved one.
  • Our Crematory is Reserved Exclusively for Our Customers. The on-site crematory at Harrell Funeral Home is a private crematory which exclusively serves our client families. Our staff is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
  • We Provide Customized Packages to Meet Your Needs. We provide customized cremation service options for private or public ceremonies. We have a service chapel that can be used for a private service or to host a celebration of life, gathering, visitation, viewing, funeral, or memorial service. Families will also be given the option to say good-byes in private.

Why Choose Cremation?

  1. Flexibility in Memorializing. Cremation allows families more time to plan a memorial service by taking away the time constraints associated with a burial. That extra time allows for a “no rush” approach to planning a service.
  2. Eco-friendly. The second most popular reason people in America are choosing cremation — it preserves the land and limits their carbon footprint after death (Funeral Consumers Alliance)
  3. Families are located all over geographically. 41% of Americans live in a state in which they were not born. (source: CEO of Funeralocity) Because of the increased mobility in our society, people are choosing an option that doesn’t tie them down to a specific cemetery or location where their family may not be in the future. People are on the move – migrating to new cities for retirement, living longer in these cities and considering them as their “new home,” and therefore, in many situations, not requesting their body be “repatriated” to their birth city. Cremation allows the deceased to be flexible to move with a loved one when they relocate.
  4. People are living longer and choosing cremation for themselves.
  5. Cost less than burial. Cremation costs less than a traditional burial service. The average cremation price at funeral homes in the greater Austin area is $2,306.
  6. Cremation opens endless opportunities for families to incorporate customization into remembering their loved one. Families can have custom-made urns, incorporate their loved one into an ocean reef, and use the loved one’s cremated remains to create their favorite vinyl record or jewelry, grow a tree, or even launch their ashes over the ocean or into space. Refer to this article to see the ways families are using cremated ashes to remember their loved ones uniquely.
  7. Ties to tradition are becoming weaker. There is a shift in culture toward secularism and creating new traditions regarding burial.
  8. Religious restrictions are diminishing. Most religions are now supporting cremation as an approved option for burial. For example, the Catholic Church now recognizes cremation as an appropriate burial option. (See the Vatican’s instructions.)

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