Affordable Cremations of Winston Salem

Frequently Asked Questions about Cremations

Here are a few questions our clients frequently ask. We are always happy to help with any information you need to make the best choice in cremation services.

  • Q: What area do we serve?
  • A: We are located in Winston Salem, within walking distance to WFU Baptist Health. The area we serve can be considered much larger than a traditional funeral home. We can easily assist a family within 50 miles of Winston-Salem. We can serve Greensboro, Kernersville, Walnut Cove, Walkertown, Waughton, Lexington, Winston Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville, Yadkinville, Rural Hall, King, and Mt. Airy.

  • Q: Does Affordable Cremations take credit cards?
  • A: Affordable Cremations take all forms of payment. Affordable Cremations requires payment before the Cremation is started.

  • Q: How does the Website work?
  • A: The information that a family enters into our planning application is usually information that a traditional funeral director would gather during the first arrangement conference. Because of our streamlined and efficient information gathering, we can usually eliminate the first arrangement conference. Our goal is to make the decision-making as simple as possible. If you have any questions please feel free to call Affordable Cremations at 336.831.0058.

  • Q: How long does the cremation process take?
  • A: On average our directors can fulfill the family's wishes with around a 3-4 day turn around. There are a lot of logistics involved with cremation and, because cremation has much to do with third parties, there are exceptions to the average. The actual cremation process, once the body is placed in the retort takes around 4 hours to complete. It is not unusual if the process takes up to 10 days.

  • Q: What kind of paper work is necessary for the cremation process; what is involved with the cremation process?
  • A: Cremation is a multi-step process that involves third parties. The first step is acquiring the information for the cremation and the Death Certificate. Our website is set up to simplify the gathering of information needed from the family. Step two is signing the cremation authorization. Affordable Cremations will obtain a signed copy of the Death Certificate from the attending doctor. The next step is selection of urn for the cremated remains and the rigid container for viewing and consolidating the body for the crematory. Affordable Cremations will work with the family to arrange a time to view the body prior to cremation.

  • Q: Will Affordable Cremations assist and plan a Memorial Service?
  • A: We have all the tools, information, and experience of any funeral home in the area, if there is a question or planning need that a family would like, we can fulfill the desire.

  • Q: Do we have to buy urns and a rigid container or can we bring our own?
  • A: If the family wishes they could furnish both the urn and the rigid container, however both of these items must be authorize by the Crematory Manager.

  • Q: s the cremation done at Affordable Cremation?
  • A: The cremation is done within two miles of Affordable Cremation at Salem Funeral Home in downtown Winston-Salem. Affordable Cremations has partnered with Salem Funeral Home to do its cremation.

  • Q: Do we have to meet at the Affordable Cremations?
  • A: Our staff will travel to the home, or meet in a mutual location if the family does not wish to go to the office. Under normal circumstances, if the family is with the body of the deceased during the removal, our funeral directors can confirm identity and sign the necessary cremation authorizations.

  • Q: How do we get an obituary in the paper?
  • A: The staff at Affordable has expertise in crafting obituaries and will draft an obituary free of charge. The Funeral Director at Affordable Cremations can submit the obituary in the paper for a nominal fee. We maintain a relationship with the Obituary staff at the Winston Salem Journal. We will also work with the family to place an obituary in out-of-town newspaper.