Legal Requirements to Perform a Cremation
In order for a cremation to take place there are several things a funeral home
must take care of:
The death certificate must be typed and delivered to attending physician for
The signed death certificate and Cremation Authorization Request form are then
faxed by the funeral home to the Medical Examiner;
The Medical Examiner must review the case and give authorization approval for
the cremation conferring with the attending physician if necessary;
Cremation can then be scheduled.
Florida law requires a 48 hour waiting period before cremation can take place
but the process of obtaining cremation authorization can often extend this to
several days and therefore it is usually 3 to 5 days following a death that the
cremated remains are returned from our crematory.
The Cremation Process
Cremation is a procedure whereby the body is exposed to intense heat
(approximately 1700 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 or more hours). Once this
procedure is completed, a certain amount of matter in the form of bone will
remain. The skeletal bones are then pulverized and reduced to small fragments
called cremated human remains (These are not truly “ashes” as many people refer
Disposition of Cremated Remains
Cremation is a final and legal disposition of the human body. However,
something must be done with the cremated remains following the cremation
process. There are several options available which include:
Placement in a cemetery lot, columbarium niche, or mausoleum;
Placement in a church columbarium;
Scattering at sea, by hand, boat, plane, or pyrotechnic fireworks;
Scattering in other areas where no prohibition exists, provided the cremated
remains are not distinguishable to the public and the scattering or placement
is done in a dignified manner; or
Holding in storage until a decision can be made.
Why Haigh-Black and Not a Cremation Society?
Haigh-Black offers better service. You won't be pressured to make unnecessary
purchases to make up for charging lower prices. Survivors are treated as a
family we are called upon to serve, not just another sale.
Haigh-Black Funeral Home & Cremation Services is a co-owner of Tri-City
3713 Old Deland Road
West of Daytona Beach
As much as we would like to have a crematory on our property, zoning laws are
just to strict to allow this. The crematory is located west of Daytona Beach
off of U.S. 92 (West International Speedway Blvd.)
Directions to the Crematory:
U.S. 92 (West International Speedway Blvd.) to Indian Lakes Blvd;
Turn right onto Indian Lakes Blvd. to Old Deland Road
Turn right onto Old Deland Road;
The Crematory is about 1/2 mile on the right
Look for the address number, 3713 on the mailbox which is near the street.
There is not a sign identifying the building.
Can I inspect your cremation facility?
Yes. The crematory is available for inspection during normal operating hours.
Can I witness the cremation?
Yes. At your request, we will set a pre-arranged time for the cremation so that
you or your representative can be present for the cremation.
Can I arrange for a commital service at the crematory?
Yes. Although there is not a chapel at the crematory, we can arrange for a time
to have a committal service as the cremation process begins.
Haigh-Black has affiliated with Celestis which offers the unique choice in
truly unforgettable memorial services. A symbolic portion of cremated remains
can be launched into space to orbit around the earth; to fly to the Moon; or to
travel infinitely beyond our solar system. Celestis is the world leader in
providing these unique space memorial services.