At Cremation Society of South Carolina (SC) - Westville Funerals we pride ourselves on providing immediate and compassionate care to our families. We're only a click or a phone call away…that’s all it takes to activate our cremation services at the time of need. We will transport your loved one into our care and immediately begin working to ensure all of your needs are met.
How do we know the remains are that of our loved one?
Our 10-step identification, security and control system guarantees the integrity of the remains throughout the cremation process. We certify the remains are true because we do the cremation ourselves. We do not subcontract your loved one elsewhere for cremation.
Do we have to be embalmed before we can be cremated?
No. South Carolina Funeral Law does not require embalming, even for bodily burial. Embalming is only necessary in cases of public viewing of the body or transportation of the deceased remains by common carrier. The South Carolina Safe Cremation Act requires a 24-hour period after death occurs before cremation service. Most funeral homes have to embalm because they don’t offer refrigeration. The Cremation Society has a refrigeration system, which is included in our price.
Do we have to buy a casket to be cremated?
No. The cremation society does not require the use of a casket.
What about religious beliefs... is it okay to be cremated?
We have articles addressing Protestant beliefs and the Catholic Church’s position on cremation. Email us and we will send them both to you.
What if I already have a cemetery plot?
At most cemeteries you can bury cremated remains, and we are able to assist you with those arrangements.
How do I make prearrangement with the Cremation Society of South Carolina?
Begin by filling out the membership form and mail it to us. You may also register on-line. You will receive a membership certificate and a membership card. One call when you need us is all that is necessary. You can rest easy knowing that everything will be taken care of according to your wishes. You can trust the Cremation Society of South Carolina to always be here for you and your family.