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