All of our Cremation Choices fall under the guidelines of Cremation Done Properly- The Gold Standard in Cremation Care with the Exclusive 10 Step Process that guarantees the security & accuracy of your loved one before, during, and after the cremation. Dotson Funeral Home has pledged to follow these 10 Steps and is the only cremation provider in the State of Tennessee with the Cremation Done Properly Endorsement. Click the link below to download more information about Cremation Done Properly.
Simply put, Cremation is the accelerated reduction of the remains to ash, through the process of heat and fire.
There are many misconceptions about cremation such as it is more environmentally friendly than all earth burial. After all, we are using large amounts of fossil fuels to power the cremation process. If your chief concern is environmental, please look at our Green Burial section. We urge families to consider whichever option suits them best at the time of need. With cremation rates steadily on the rise, it begs the question "Will there still be traditional burial in 50 years?" Each funeral is as unique as the individual so our answer is yes. Families will continue to follow in the path of their previous generations and we will continue to serve our families to the best of our capability.
Decomposition of the body in the earth (after burial) is the slow oxidation of the body tissues. Cremation, on the other hand, provides rapid oxidation.