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Cremation With Confidence

Cremation With Confidence

Due to national scandals, we understand that those who choose cremation might have doubts about the process and procedures of the crematory.  Our 10-step cremation process guarantees that your loved one is well cared for at all times and that the cremated remains returned to you are those of your loved one.

Radney Funeral Home and Langley Funeral Home adhere to a strict code of ethics and procedures through the entire cremation process.  All of your services are handled by our trained and certified staff to ensure continued quality.  We guarantee the cremated remains you receive are those of your loved one.

We go to extreme measures to safeguard personal identity.  To ensure security, a digital recording of your loved one's thumbprint is made in advance or upon arrival to our funeral home.  Also, an identification band is placed on your loved one the moment they are transferred into our care.

Upon arrival, your loved one is logged into our tracking system and assigned an identification number, which is stamped into a stainless steel identification tag.  This number is used to track every phase of the cremation process.  Our tracking system includes date and time of arrival at our facility and name of the transfer technician.  Personal belongings are catalogued and placed in a secure area for their return to the family.

Our staff will bathe and dress your loved one in the clothes provided by the family or a gown we provide.  Then, we will ask you, or a representative, to positively identify him or her prior to the cremation.  Immediate family members may have up to one hour for a private visitation prior to the cremation.  Arrangements can be made to witness the beginning of the cremation if desired.  This will be discussed with your funeral arranger.

Two individuals, a cremation technician and a funeral home staff member, will review all cremation paperwork and permits.  This is to ensure authorizations and permits have been received and have been properly documented.  Once all documentation is verified, both staff members must sign the cremation order, prior to the cremation.

Immediately prior to the cremation process, your loved one is taken to the cremation chamber and their personal identification is noted in our 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 is dated and start time is noted and initialed by a cremation technician before and after the cremation.

The crematory checklist, identification card and stainless steel identification tag are placed on the outside of the cremation chamber during the cremation process.

After the cremation is complete, the cremated remains are placed with the stainless steel identification tag into an urn.  The identification card is placed into the permanent files.

Our staff will notify you to schedule a time for receipt of the cremated remains.  At this time, we will provide a dignified setting, in which to receive the urn, where you may spend a few moments, privately, in quiet reflection.

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.