Cremation is simply defined as reducing a body by intense heat or fire, genarally in a cremation oven. It is a common misconception the the end result is ash, rather it is skelatal meterial, that is then processed to further reduce it to a finer consistancy. We have two ovens, both from Mathews Cremation Group. Both are licensed by South Carolina DHEC, and are efficient and clean. All of our personnel have recieved required training in their operation. The process itself generally takes about three hours at about 1600 degrees fahrenheit, with some additional cooling time.