Frequently Asked Questions
Trusting your loved one to someone for cremation, an irreversible process, is a very serious decision, and these questions should be easily answered. If you prepay your cremation, then question #2 is very important – and almost impossible for a business to answer unless the business owns their own crematory.
With Cremation Advocates by Putnam, your loved one never leaves our expert and loving care. What sets us apart from most funeral homes is that the Putnam team owns and operates the only crematory in the Highland Lakes area, and reserves its use exclusively for Putnam client families. As there are only around 150 crematories to serve the approximately 1,350 active funeral homes in the state of Texas, and cremations exceeded 80,000 in 2015 (data provided by the Texas Funeral Service Commission), most crematories in Texas have turned into industrial or warehouse operations that service several different funeral homes at once, raising questions of quality control and accountability. Consumers are usually unaware that their loved one has left the care of the chosen funeral home and sent elsewhere to be cremated. In many cases, the sending funeral home has not inspected their chosen cremation facility or does not bother to conduct ongoing inspections. Cremation Advocates by Putnam provides client families the peace of mind that their loved one will be cremated in our private facility exclusively reserved for our clients.
We are happy to schedule a tour of our facilities and answer any questions regarding cremation, identification procedures, and routine operations of our crematory.
Unlike other cremation providers, Cremation Advocates by Putnam will personally deliver your loved ones remains to you if you reside within a 150-mile radius of Marble Falls. We will only ship the remains of your loved one by your request or if delivery falls outside of the 150-mile radius.
If a business does not answer these questions to your satisfaction, then follow your intuition and place your trust in Cremation Advocates by Putnam.