Cremation at Naugle Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Arrange a Cremation Online

Arrange a Cremation Online

Make cremations arrangements online. All decisions can be made right through our online portal. If questions arise, simply email or call us, we will be glad to assist you. Our online portal was built with your convenience in mind.

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Cremation Services

Cremation Services

Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a direct cremation?

Direct cremation is essentially the simplest least expensive death care option. This means the body is picked up, the necessary documents are filed mainly the death certificate. Then cremation takes place and finally, the family gets the cremains back in a simple plastic urn.

What happens to a body during cremation?

  • Before a body is taken for cremation jewelry and medical devices like pacemakers, prosthetics, or even silicone implants are removed from the body. Why? Some materials could become contaminants in the cremation chamber once exposed to extreme temperatures.
  • A metal tag as an identifier is then put in with the corpse for the entire cremation process so the remains can always be identifiable.
  • The body is then placed into the cremation chamber which can reach temperatures between 1800°F to 2000°F. The soft body tissues exposed at this temperature are easily incinerated and vaporized, reducing the corpse into cremains which is a mixture of pieces brittle broken bones, and ash.
  • After 2 hours the cremains are allowed to cool by a crematory operator before being swept into a large metal tray.  Then a powerful magnet is run over the bones to pick up any metal fragments that made it through the cremation.
  • The cremated remains are placed in what is called a cremulator to be grounded into its final powdery form. From there the cremains is placed in a container or urn to be picked up by the deceased individual's family or friends.

Can I keep cremated remains at home?

Yes, one of the main benefits of cremation is you can choose what you going to do with the cremains. Quite often the family members choose to keep the cremated remains of their loved one into an urn some funeral homes offer a wide selection of unique containers that disguises cremains. It could be a piece of art, a picture frame, etc.

Cremation With Confidence

We believe in our cremation process so much, that we offer the Cremation With Confidence Guarantee

Peace of Mind. Guaranteed.

We offer a 10-step cremation process backed by our Cremation with Confidence guarantee.

This 10-step process is designed to:

  • Treat your loved one with respect and dignity by assuring that your loved one never leaves our care.
  • Provide a system of checks and balances to ensure that the cremated remains returned to you are those of your loved one.
  • Offer your family the opportunity to celebrate the life of your loved one – before and after the cremation process.

Learn more about our 10-step cremation process here, then contact us to find out more on your cremation options.

Cremation with Confidence 10 Step Guarantee

Your loved one never leaves our care

  • Many other funeral homes hire third party crematories. These funeral homes transfer your loved one to outside cremation services, making it difficult for the funeral home to manage and supervise the cremation.

  • We have our own crematory located on-site at Naugle Funeral Home and Cremation Services. All your services are handled and managed by our certified staff and your loved one never leaves our care.

Safeguarding personal identity

  • To ensure security, a personal identification band is placed on your loved one at the moment your loved one is transferred to our care.

Unique Tracking System

  • Upon arrival, your loved one’s data is logged into our tracking system and assigned an identification number. This number is used to track every phase of the cremation process. Our tracking system includes date and time of arrival to our facility along with the name of the funeral director.

Funeral Director Supervision

  • At every step in the cremation process, a licensed funeral director will be supervising the process. This supervision ensures that the highest level of care and respect is given to your loved one.

Family Identification

  • We will ask you, or a representative, to positively identify your loved one prior to the cremation.

Cremation Log Book

  • Immediately prior to the cremation process, the funeral director takes your loved one to the crematory. Upon arrival, his or her personal identification is noted in the cremation log book. This log shows the name of the individual, date and time of the cremation, identification number, and crematory operator’s name. Our crematory log accounts for the date and the start time and is initialed by a cremation technician before and after the cremation.

During the Cremation

  • As a funeral home with an on-site crematory, we accommodates all religious and personal preferences.

After the Cremation

  • After the cremation, the family should contact the funeral home for the urn. At this time, if you so choose, we will provide a dignified setting in which to receive the urn, where you may spend a few moments, privately, in quiet reflection.

Celebration of Life

  • We will assist in planning a funeral or memorial service either before or after the cremation, which will appropriately celebrate the life of your loved one. A meaningful ceremony provides an opportunity for family and friends to pay tribute to your loved one and to share the memories of a lifetime.


  • Grieving is an on-going process, one which does not necessarily end with the funeral. For this reason, we have dedicated staff members who are available to help you deal with the continuing grief from the loss of your loved one.

Please contact us about any of our services or to meet with one of our funeral service professionals. Contact our office at (904) 396-1611. For a detailed list of our locations click here or send us an email using our contact form below.

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