The Direct Cremation (or Burial) option is available as a minimal service where the funeral director arranges for the necessary permits and registrations. The director then arranges for transportation of the deceased to the crematorium. After the cremation the family generally will pick up the urn from the funeral home and be provided with proof of death certificates and other documentation. Some families choose to have a service or gathering at a later date and your funeral director will be more than willing to help you arrange this including non traditional options like services in unique locations or after service receptions.