Due to religious, environmental or personal reasons, more and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial. Cremation can be an affordable alternative to the typical burial service.

If you have decided that cremation is the best option for yourself or a loved one, Southern Funeral Care's compassionate staff will carefully guide you and your family through the cremation planning process. You can rest easy knowing that your loved one will be treated with the utmost dignity and respect in the shelter of our care.

What exactly is cremation?

Cremation is a clean and ecologically safe process that reduces a body to its basic elements by direct fire. Once the cremation is completed, the cremains, cremated remains or "ashes," are placed in a temporary container provided by the crematory or an urn purchased by the family. Throughout the entire process, the crematory uses a carefully controlled labeling system to ensure accurate identification of the cremains.

There is a variety of service options when a family chooses cremation.

Some of the most common cremation services families will choose include:

  • Funeral service prior to cremation.
  • Memorial service.
  • Memorial service after cremation, followed by inurnment in a mausoleum, crypt or columbarium.
  • Immediate cremation.

If you have additional questions or concerns about cremation, do not hesitate to contact us. Our professional staff will offer you additional details and information about the cremation process and explain the various cremation options available to you and your family.

We offer affordable cremation service packages that include everything you need for a cremation service. Choose from one of the following convenient cremation service packages.

These charges are effective April 1, 2024, but are subject to change without notice. A copy of our General Price List will be provided upon request. Below charges do not include any other services, merchandise and/or cash advance items than those specifically mentioned.

Direct Cremation Package*: $ 875.00

(Using Cash, Check or approved Credit Card as form of payment)

(Above charge include minimum cardboard alternative container required by law.)

If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without outside covering). The containers we provide are: medium density fiberboard, pressboard and various soft and hard woods.

Our charges for direct cremation package (without ceremony) include:

  • Minimum services of funeral director and staff.
  • Refrigeration.
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home/crematory.
  • Cremation fee. (up to 400 lbs.)
  • Minimum cardboard alternative container
  1. Direct Cremation with container provided by the purchaser (all such containers must meet any applicable state or crematory requirements): $875.00
  2. Direct cremation with minimum cardboard alternative container from the funeral home: $875.00
  3. Direct cremation with casket purchased from our funeral home (in addition to cost of casket): $875.00

Cremation with a Memorial Service Package*: $2,395.00

This package includes and is limited to:

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff.
  • Refrigeration.
  • Facilities and/or staff for memorial service.
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home/crematory.
  • Cremation fee. (up to 400 lbs.)
  • Minimum cardboard alternative container

Traditional Cremation Chapel Service: $4,395.00

This includes, and is limited to:

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff.
  • Embalming.
  • Cosmetizing, Dressing and/or Casketing.
  • Facilities and staff for visitation (one hour prior to service) and funeral service.
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home.
  • Cremation fee. (up to 400 lbs.)
  • Rental Casket

Cremation Oriented Caskets $1,195.00 to $7,495.00

Rental Casket $995.00

Alternative Containers $ 125.00 to $ 595.00

Due to our cremation packages being a percentage of our standard service charges, there will be no credits for any service/merchandise not rendered in these packages.



This list is comprised of the most frequent locations we service Outside Hillsborough County, FL. Any location not indicated on below list will be charged $4.00/loaded mile. (Location of transfer and then back to funeral home).

St. Petersburg, FL - $ 135.00; Clearwater, FL - $ 135.00; Bradenton, FL - $ 125.00; Sarasota, FL - $ 175.00; Lakeland, FL - $ 100.00; Winter Haven, FL - $ 135.00; Brooksville, FL - $ 195.00; Inverness, FL - $  300.00; Ocala, FL - $ 385.00; Orlando, FL - $ 315.00; Sebring, FL - $ 275.00; Arcadia, FL - $ 265.00


As of July 19, 2023, we will be charging a Handling Fee for filling urns, keepsakes and jewelry that were not purchased through Southern Funeral Care.

Full Size Urns - $25.00 each; Keepsake Urns - $10 each; Jewelry - First piece is complimentary, any additional jewelry is $10.00 each.


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