At Blue Ridge Funeral Service we aim to provide Mars Hill families with a variety of affordable funeral service options, in addition to a large selection of traditional caskets and containers designed to meet the needs of cremation and burial requests. Our quality, affordable caskets come in various types and styles like a wooden casket, metal and cremation specific options. Each of these caskets and containers has been personally-selected by our experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate funeral home staff. We understand that every family is unique. That is why we aim to provide a range of products that meet both the need for quality and affordability that is reflected in the broad requirements of the families we serve.
When a body is to be cremated, it is first placed in a rigid and combustible container prior to being placed in the cremation chamber. While the majority of cremations use a cremation container, many families also choose to purchase a cremation casket.
A cremation casket is a combustible container that is free of metal and built to replicate a traditional casket. If your family plans to hold a visitation or funeral service prior to the cremation, we recommend purchasing a cremation casket. After the deceased has been displayed and the service has ended, the cremation casket will then be used during the cremation process.
Wood vs Fiberboard Cremation Caskets
Cremation caskets are often constructed from either wood or fiberboard. Although they both serve the same purpose, there are both pros and cons for each type. Ultimately, the decision rests on what will best meet your family’s needs and budget.
Typically constructed from mahogany or oak, these types of caskets are durable and beautifully crafted funeral products suitable for cremation or burial. For families looking for a high-quality cremation casket, we recommend purchasing a wooden casket.
Made to replicate a traditional cremation casket, these types of containers are made from fiberboard or an alternative material like bamboo or wicker. These types of containers offer a more affordable option for families interested in displaying the casket with their loved one during a visitation or funeral service.
To assist you in selecting an affordable casket, we have provided the video below explaining the available casket choices that also serves as a helpful guide for how to make the best choice. If you are looking for a specific type of casket or manufacturer's model, please let us know and we will make every effort possible to accommodate your needs. In addition, if you have any question or require further information that is not available on our website, we invite you to contact us at anytime at 828-680-9963. Below we have provided links to more detailed information for our casket options, including individual caskets that are available. We invite you to take a look at what we offer and hope that you find our selection to be sufficient.
Our cremation caskets are used for a memorial service or celebration of life held prior to the cremation, and are available in a wide variety of styles and prices.
Today's wooden caskets are beautifully crafted of select hardwoods. Browse our selection of affordable wood caskets, including simple pine caskets, as well as caskets of mahogany, cherry and oak and other beautiful hardwoods.
Metal caskets, also known as "protective" caskets, feature tastefully coordinated interiors. Our selection is priced to meet a wide variety of budgetary concerns.