Digital Original: New on-site cremation service lets families say final farewells together

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  The death of a loved one can be a sad time for many friends and family members.

No one knows this better than Brad Leggett owner of Little Rock Funeral Home. For over a decade he has been helping families say their final farewells to those they loved most. 

It’s for the families that I serve, says Leggett about the reason he decided to add the new cremation service to his office. 

The funeral home added an addition that houses a new state of the art on-site cremation service technology.  Leggett hopes it gives people the opportunity to say their last goodbyes with peace of mind. 

I’m actually the only funeral home in Little Rock with an onsite crematory currently, explains Leggett.

From what I understand I am the only funeral home in the state that actually has the crematory in their building. 

Cremation is emerging as an environmentally friendly option that does not disturb the nature of the physical environment or ecosystems. The new technology allows families to partake or even watch the start of the cremation process. 

Members of Buddhism believe in cremation and religious leaders or family members may be present at the crematorium and lead chanting. 

We accommodate everyone’s needs, says Leggett. Each person has a different way they deal with a loss, and we are here for them. 

Cremated remains may be collected by the family and kept by the family, enshrined in a columbarium, urn or scattered at sea.

We want to be able to help families with the entire process, says Leggett. It was just important to me to personally be the one to take care of  handling the cremation arrangements. 

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