After Death

Arrangement at your home

At the appointment we will complete all forms required.

 

Below are copies.

 

If the legal next of kin is out of the area or you prefer privacy at this time, utilize the forms below.

 

We will guide you every step of the way.

 

2nd: Print out Form

 

3rd: Cremation Contract & Authorization

 

We will Keep it Simple from here

Not Available in Funeral Homes

 

Purchase of a formal Urn is not required as a protective container is included.

 

 

TRUST & CREDIBILITY

American Heritage Cremation Society a division of American Veritas Group, Inc., is licensed & regulated by the State of Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services. For verification of establishment license #F040691 telephone Department of Financial Services at 1-800-323-2627.

 

Our arrangement is designed for simplicity. As cremation specialists, we are able to begin our services immediately upon being contacted. An American Heritage representative will then make the necessary arrangements with the responsible party. It is not necessary for the responsible party to travel in person to Florida if they are out of the area. Completion of the Vital Statistics for Death Certificate Information Form below allows us to begin processing the necessary information immediately.

The above services represent all that is necessary for a complete, simple cremation. Our fees are all inclusive by region and No additional fees or charges are needed to complete the arrangement. If desired, other options such as formal urnsvaults and memorial products are available for additional cost, but are not necessary.


WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE CHOOSING CREMATION?

The number of people who prefer cremation continues to rise. In Florida, the percentage passes 50%, and the numbers are steadily growing in every state.  In other developed nations like Japan and the countries of Scandinavia, percentages reach as high as 95%.
Individual reasons for choosing cremation are as varied as the alternatives. High cost of funerals, concerns for the environment, cold-weather constraints, and ease of transportation to distant burial site are just a few. But most people choose cremation for its simplicity.
At American Heritage Cremation Society, Simple Cremation services consist of transportation from place of death; temporary shelter of remains; completion of necessary documents, obtaining permits and authorizations and preparation of death certificate; standard cremation container; cremation procedure; and delivery of cremains to designated destination (providing a selection of permanent urns, if desired).

WHAT IS CREMATION?

Cremation is a computerized thermal process of applied heat and dehydration that reduces the human body to its basic elements. It is accomplished in a special chamber called a retort, taking approximately one to two hours.
The cremated remains (often referred to as “ashes”) are called cremains and usually weigh from four to nine pounds. They are enclosed in a sealed heavy polyurethane bag and packaged in a container suitable for transport. Urns, or permanent containers, can be selected and purchased separately if desired. (Artistic designs and materials vary according to individual tastes and/or final disposition requirements of the cemetery or columbarium).
In a religious context, the human body originating from and returning to the basic elements of nature, “dust”, is a Biblical principle, expressed in Genesis 2:7 and 3:19, Ecclesiastes 3:20 and 12:7,Psalms 22:29 and 103:14, 1 Corinthians 15:47, and other passages. Natural decay and decomposition is God’s immutable law for returning the body to “dust.”

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER CREMATION ?

BURIAL in cemeteries,* urn gardens, at sea or at a National Cemetery for veterans and their spouses.

INURNMENT in a niche of a columbarium in cemeteries, churches and other locations. *

SCATTERING in a memorial garden of a cemetery or church, at-sea, over private property, and a host of other personal options.

KEEP AT HOME in a permanent urn. This is often done with consideration for later transport and or burial.

“KEEPSAKES” are miniature urns or pendants designed to contain a portion of the cremains while the remainder is buried, scattered or inurned.

*If using a private cemetery, you may need to purchase a permanent urn or vault, an opening & closing as well a marker. These are not requirements of American Heritage Cremation Society.

WHO IS AMERICAN HERITAGE CREMATION SOCIETY ?

Our company was first incorporated in Florida in October of 1997. We immediately began serving clients from our original location in Lakeland. In 1998 our company relocated to the Tampa Bay area, in a legal center on Court Street in Clearwater. We served families from that location until March of 2003, when we purchased the commercial establishment in Holiday, Florida. Our Logistics center now coordinates all operations from Hernando, Florida.

Comparison for Simple Cremation.

Does the “Simple Cremation” include everything necessary ?

  • Does the quoted price include transporting the deceased to the crematory ?
  • Is the charge for refrigeration of the deceased included ?
  • Is the alternative container included in the price ?
  • Does the price include all courier and paper work fees ?
  • Does the price include any death certificates ?
  • Does the quoted price include Medical Examiner fee for cremation approval ?
  • Does the quoted price include a protective container for the cremated remains ?
  • Does the quoted price include delivery of the cremains locally or shipping to a distant location ?
  • Does the quoted price come from a true cremation society specifically licensed for cremations only?
  • Will you work one on one with a director who has served thousands of families?
  • Accept many Different Forms of Payment?

Yes….

American Heritage Cremation Society Arrangements includes all of the above.

For details call & ask for the director on call :

1 . 800 . 756 . 2311

IF I KNEW

Heritage@Earthlink.net

Florida Logistics Center:

*Death care emergencies require 24 hour, 7 days a week availability.

1-800-756-2311

Logistics Center:

3380 East Hilltop Loop, Hernando Florida 34442 USA

by Appontment

Copyright 1997 – 2018 The American Veritas Group Inc., All Rights Reserved.

 

IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time that I’d see you fall asleep,

I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute to stop and say “I love you,” instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, well I’m sure you’ll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there’s always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything just right.

There will always be another day to say “I love you,” and certainly there’s another chance to say our “Anything I can do?”

But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I’d like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, and today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. So if you’re waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes, you’ll surely regret the day, that you didn’t take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them and that you’ll always hold them dear Take time to say “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.”

And if tomorrow never comes, you’ll have no regrets about today.