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Affordable Cremation Packages | Potomac Valley Cremation Center
Our Affordable Cremation Packages
At Potomac Valley Cremation Center, providing families with compassionate and affordable cremation services is our guiding philosophy.
From the moment we are contacted by a family until long after the service, our staff work diligently to ensure that everything is perfect and that all specific needs are met. No two families are identical; therefore each family we serve receives personalized and compassionate care. No matter what your cremation needs are, we look forward to helping you every step of the way.
Ranging from the very simple to the more all-inclusive, our cremation costs and packages were designed with today's families in mind. Value-driven, each offers a unique set of cremation-related services at a very affordable cost. Please note that additional fees can apply for those individuals exceeding 300 pounds, or for anyone whose cremated remains exceed a standard cremation container. We have 4 different cremation pricing that represent the most popular choices.
Our Affordable Cremation Packages
Basic or Immediate Cremation$1400
Direct Cremation with minimum fiberboard corrugated container.
Private Viewing With Cremation $1800
A chance for family to have a private viewing for up to an hour in our viewing room prior to cremation.m
Memorial Service $2600
All the items provided in Private Viewing Wtih Cremation, including an urn credit of $200 toward purchase of an urn or keepsake, receiving of friends and or memorial serice in our chapel.
Public Viewing and Funeral Service followed by cremation.
(plus cost of alternative cremation container or ceremonial casket rental)
Services of funeral director and staff, embalming and care of your loved one for viewing at our funeral home, register book and service folders/prayer cards, use of funeral home and staff for receiving of friends, supervision of funeral service, cremation process, $200 toward purchase of an urn or keepsake.
The $1400 starting price includes basic services, local transfer of remains, transfer of remains to crematory, necessary authorizations, and cremation process in our crematory. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for visitation, viewing or ceremony, public or private, prior to the cremation. Ashes are usually returned within 7 business days. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. This container is included in the package and is made of unfinished fiberboard inside or out.
Cremation Pricing Details for Service Customization
Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff - $1800
This fee for the basic services of the funeral director and staff includes conducting the arrangement conference, planning the funeral, obtaining the necessary permits, placing the obituary notice, death notice, and online obituaries. This fee for our basic services will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)
Preparation & Care of Remains
If you have chosen cremation as the means of saying goodbye to your deceased loved one, understand that there is a variety of steps required to properly take care and prepare the remains before and after the cremation takes place.
Embalming - $650
Washing and Disinfecting of remains - $175
Refrigeration of remains per day (after 48 hours) - $100
Use of Facilities & Staff
With any funeral home or funeral service, you will be charged for use of staff and use of the funeral home facility.
Sheltering of remains per day (after 48 hours) - $100
Use of facility and staff for viewing/visitation per day - $ 500.00
Use of facility and staff for funeral service/memorial service - $ 500.00
Graveside Service Only - $300
An often over-looked aspect of the funeral planning process is organizing transportation for the various stages of death care. Our services provide transfer from the place of death, a service vehicle or utility van and a casket coach (hearse) that is available should you so choose.
Transfer of remains from place of death (30 mile radius) - $400
Transfer of remains from Baltimore/Washington DC Metropolitan Area - $520
Additional fee per mile, one way - $3.00 / mile
Hearse (per use, per day) - $400
Service vehicle for document/permit procurement - $175
Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without and outside covering). These containers we provide are unfinished wood boxes and fiberboard boxes.
Corrugated Fiberboard Cremation Container - $35
AltaView Alternative Fiberboard Cremation Container - $160
No urn is required as remains are returned in a black plastic "temporary" container within 7 business days. We offer a number of options to elegantly hold the cremated ashes that range from $45 to $2,250. Click here to view our selection of cremation urns.
We offer printed materials in a variety of appropriate designs that include 100 memorial folders, a personalized guest register and 50 thank you cards.
Prayer Cards - $45
We have a number of meaningful and moving prayers we can provide or would be happy to print a prayer of your choosing.
Immediate Return of Cremated Remains - $250
This is our expedited cremation process, which means that the cremated remains will be available 24 hours from when we receive:
The next of kin cremation authorization
The permit from the coroner (if applicable)
The completed physician portion of the death certificate
Witnessing cremation process in our cremation chapel - $465
Witnessing cremation is the ultimate way to say goodbye and we have a space where the family can be present as the cremation process occurs. Cremation usually takes more than two hours and also requires several more hours before the remains are available.
Mailing of Cremated Remains via USPS to 48 Contiguous States - $175
Out of town? No problem. We can take care of the details of the cremation and mail the cremated remains directly to you.
Crematory Fee - $350
This is the standard fee that covers the cost of running the crematory and is applied to all cremations.
Hand delivery of cremated remains to family home/cemetery - $175
We'll be happy to deliver within 30 miles of our location in Hagerstown. Farther away? It's just $3.50 per mile more, one way.
The $1,365 starting price includes basic services, local transfer of remains, transfer of remains to crematory, necessary authorizations, and crematory fee. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for visitation, viewing or ceremony, public or private prior to the cremation. All remains are returned within 7 business days. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container.
Cremation in Maryland
For more information about cremation in Maryland, we urge to you to please call us (301) 739-5498 and one of our knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you may have.