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Cremation Planning Services
for Winston-Salem, NC & the Surrounding Areas

Affordable Cremations of Winston-Salem offers an alternative to the traditional funeral home. Our staff have put together simple and affordable cremation packages that are easy to understand. Started in 2010 our staff has the experience to answer the difficult questions. We are a family owned business that is part of Salem Funeral and Cremation Service. Please contact our compassionate staff and cremation specialists if you have any questions about the cremation planning process or to learn more about our traditional and direct cremation options.

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What is cremation insurance?

Cremation insurance is pre-planning your cremation and purchasing the option that best fits your wishes. This is in fact one of the best ways to tell your own story. Do not leave it up your children to have to worry about all the decisions that need to be made at the point of death. We have two great options for selecting and paying the insurance. There is an online option that walks you through the insurance and all the different merchandise option. We can also meet in person and help walk you through these decisions.


What is a cremation?

Cremation is the process of reducing the human body using high heat and flame. Cremation is not the final disposition of the remains, nor is it a type of funeral service.

Is a casket needed for cremation?

No, a casket is not needed when you choose cremation services. An alternative container, including urns, will work for these services.

Is embalming required prior to cremation?

Embalming is only required prior to cremation if the funeral service is taking place with the body present before the cremation process. Otherwise, embalming is not necessary.

Can the body be viewed without embalming?

If the body is not embalmed, it will begin to decompose. The embalming process helps to stop decomposition from happening and ensures that the family has more time to honor their loved one. Contact our funeral director.

Thinking about pre-planning and purchasing cremation insurance?

Pre-planning cremation services help ensure your wishes are met as well as reduce stress for your family when you pass and prevent conflicts. Purchasing these services now locks you in and helps you save money.

Need immediate service?

Let us help reduce some of the stress you may be feeling during this time. Contact us today for immediate services.

Exploring your options?

If you are looking to explore your options, please contact our funeral director today. We can help guide you in making decisions for you or your loved one.

What is a direct cremation?

Direct cremation occurs as soon as it is legally possible after your loved one passes. Services generally occur after the cremation process has been completed.

Can an urn be brought into church?

Yes, cremation urns can be brought into the church.

What can be done with the cremated remains?

Cremation remains can be scattered in a favorite or meaningful place, kept inside an urn and placed in your home or a cemetery, made into beautiful keepsake jewelry, and more.

How long does the actual cremation take?

The actual cremation takes about three to four hours, with another hour or two for processing. After the body has been cremated, it generally takes about seven to ten days to return the ashes to the family.

What do the cremated remains look like?

Human ashes look like the white-gray ashes you’d find in a fire pit. The texture is generally coarse.

Do I need an urn?

You do not need an urn specifically, but a container for the remains is required.

Benefits of Funeral & Cremation Planning Services for Lexington, NC & Beyond

  • Reduce Stress For Your Family: When someone close to us passes away, grief often makes even the simplest tasks difficult. Because funerals or cremations tend to be planned immediately following a death, this often means that family members must dive immediately into planning a large event and making significant financial decisions while dealing with enormous grief. Pre-planning these things will alleviate some stress for your loved ones.
  • Prevent Family Conflict: If you pass away unexpectedly and you haven’t outlined your funeral or cremation wishes, your family will be left to guess what you would have wanted. If two family members disagree, that can lead to a lot of unnecessary tension in the funeral planning process. Funeral and cremation planning services help prevent these conflicts from happening.
  • Ensure Your Wishes Are Met: If you are pre-planning your funeral or cremation plans with our funeral home, you know your wishes will be met because we will follow everything in the plan.

Plan Today

Speak with our professional staff about what’s right for you and your family. We welcome you to contact our office in Winston-Salem, NC today to learn more about our range of cremation, memorial, and funeral services or to begin planning any cremation arrangements. Taking the time to arrange your funeral now leaves one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. In addition to pre-planning, we also offer cremation insurance plans to mitigate the financial burden your family may have to endure once you pass. We are here to help you every step of the way. We are proud to provide comprehensive cremation services to families across Winston-Salem, Lexington, Kernersville, Walkertown, High Point, Yadkinville, Clemmons, Mount Airy, King, Lewisville, NC, and the surrounding communities.