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Dallas, Texas Cremation Works to Meet Increased Demands for Dignified and Affordable Cremation in Dallas Metroplex

/ Local Cremation Works to Meet Increased Demands for Dignified and Affordable Cremation in Dallas Metroplex

Dallas, TX - February 12, 2013 -- Cremation is on the rise in the United States due to rising funeral costs, personal preferences and the many options this type of arrangement offers to families in their time of need. The increased demand for cremation has led to a corresponding increase in businesses offering such services. These businesses, however, are not all created equal.

Local Cremation, also known as, in Dallas is working to set itself apart in meeting the growing demand for cremation services by providing professional, compassionate and affordable after-death arrangements completely on the local level. It owns its own crematory for the utmost security and professional care. Additionally, Local Cremation offers a variety of support services that are not traditionally available from other cremation businesses.

“Here at Local Cremation, we understand the security that local and personal care adds to cremation,” said Wendell Cox, owner and co-founder of Local Cremation. “We take pride in all the extras our family business offers.”

In the United States, cremation accounted for 40.62% of all after-death arrangements in 2010, up from 17.13% in 1990, 9.72% in 1980 and only 3.56% in 1960. The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) reported the total number of cremations in the United States in 2011 topped one million and notes U.S. cremations have been increasing with an average growth of 1.65% a year for the past five years. CANA projects that cremations will begin to approach nearly 60% of all arrangements by 2025.

Reasons for the increase vary. Convenience, simplicity and affordability are key factors leading many to choose cremation. Customs, traditions or religious reasons may lead some to select cremation. Cremation is also a green option for those with environment concerns related to traditional burials.

Perhaps most importantly, cremation allows for additional personalized and unique celebrations of life. Local Cremtion embraces the opportunity to help families plan a creative and personalized memorial. Families can learn more about the options by visiting but will receive even more support when they meet with professional staff from Local Cremation. is family owned and operated, and staff members consider it a great privilege to help honor and memorialize another family’s loved one.

“Helping others is a true ministry for our staff here at Local Cremation,” says Cox.

Specialists at Local Cremation present families with the arrangement options and help them make informed, educated decisions during a difficult and emotional time. Individuals can get started easily in making arrangements because Local Cremation provides a bounty of information and forms on its website,

Like other after-death services offering online arrangements, does allow families to make all arrangements for cremation online. However, Cox stresses that cremation requires personal involvement.

“Cremation is not simply a transaction,” notes Cox. “Staff members at Local Cremation are professionals who prefer to offer their personal attention to every arrangement.”

In addition to the personal attention, Local Cremation has 24-hour video surveillance of their facilities and offers security measures such as bar-coding throughout the steps of any arrangement. These measures, when combined with cremation being handled only in Local Cremation’s own crematory, allow families to be confident that their loved one has had the utmost care and security with Local Cremation.

In additional to personal attention and industry-leading security, Local Cremation offers more options for making arrangements than many other similar businesses. Professionals from can meet at a family’s home to conduct an arrangements conference for convenience. In addition to specialists being able to provide suggestions for memorial service options, Local Cremation also offers special tribute items such as a photo tribute blanket and more to help make a service personal and creative. Professionals at are also well versed in ideas for special services needed to honor veterans, firefighters, police personnel and more.

Regardless of the reasons a family chooses cremation, is ready to assist. To learn more, visit them online at Or, call Local Cremation at (214) 343-4040.

About Local Cremation

Local Cremation is a simple, dignified, and affordable way to bring honor to a life well lived. Local Cremation owns and operates its very own cremation center and has locations in Dallas and Arlington. They are a family owned company owned by the Cox and Cain families, who have been in the Cremation, Funeral and Cemetery business in the Dallas Metroplex for more than 40 years. They can be reached by calling (214) 343-4040