Code of Cremation Practices

Our Cremation Practices

The CREMATION PROMISE we make to you, your family, and your loved one.

  • We ensure your loved one is always in our care, from the place of death until the cremated remains are returned to your family.
  • To give you peace of mind with our 8-Step Process that identifies your loved one through the entire cremation process.
  • That with 100% certainty you receive your loved one back after the cremation.
  • To have the only facility (available to us) staffed 24 hours a day 365 days a year, available when you need us.
  • To give families service options specifically designed for a family choosing cremation.
  • Ultimately, to provide the highest level of care that you and your loved one deserves and can trust.

Our 8-STEP IDENTIFICATION PROCESS used for every cremation.

  1. Upon transfer, each person has an identification badge attached to them with their full name.
  2. In our presence, a family member or designee identifies the person. This insures 100% that we have your loved one in our care.
  3. The person is placed in the casket or cremation container and that container is labeled with their name, double checking that the badge matches the labeled casket or container.
  4. Before the cremation takes place, all forms and requests are double checked by the funeral director and managers before the cremation is authorized.
  5. A ledger book, kept in a locked safe, records the name of the person and an identification number is assigned to that person. This identification number is taken from a metal disc that is imprinted with a unique Identification number to that person that will stay with the person through the entire cremation process.
  6. A third confirmation takes place by the crematory operator to ensure that the container, paperwork and metal disc all match.
  7. When placed into the crematory chamber the unique metal disc is placed inside the chamber with the person, so that once cremated this metal disc serves to identify that person. Every Cremation is done one at a time.
  8. When placing the cremated remains in the urn, the metal disc along with a card containing the person’s name is placed with the cremated remains inside the urn.

Our CODE OF CREMATION PRACTICE. In the practice of cremation, we believe:

  • In dignity and respect in the care of the deceased, in compassion for the living who survive them, and in the memorialization of life;
  • That a Cremation Authority should be responsible for creating and maintaining an atmosphere of respect at all times;
  • That the greatest care should be taken in the appointment of crematory staff members, any of whom must not, by conduct or demeanor, bring the crematory or cremation into disrepute;
  • That cremation should be considered as preparation for memorialization;
  • That the dead of our society should be memorialized through a commemorative means suitable to the survivors.

McCullough Raiguel Funeral Homes & Crematory
Phone: (304) 643-2913 | Fax: (304) 643-2351
1200 E Main Street,
PO Box 204, Harrisville, WV 26362
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447 W Myles Avenue,
PO Box 485, Pennsboro, WV 26415
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