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Cremation Services


Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services takes care of every family in the community by providing quality cremation services in White Plains and Elmsford, New York. Families trust us to guide them through the cremation process and care for their loved one. Whether a family chooses to scatter the cremated remains in an important location, distribute among family members to keep, or store them in a special resting place, Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services can provide funeral or memorial services to celebrate the life of the deceased.

There is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when cremation has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help bring your family together to celebrate your loved one.

Direct (Immediate) Cremation

Direct cremation is immediate cremation without viewing or ceremony. This charge includes the basic services of the funeral director and staff, the transportation of remains, local transportation to the crematory, and the return of the cremains. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container.

If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you may use an unfinished wooden box or an alternative container. Alternative containers can be made of heavy cardboard, pressed wood or composition materials (with or without an outside covering), or may be pouches of canvas or other materials. The containers we provide are corrugated cardboard boxes.

(FTC) “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 an outside covering)”. The containers we provide are corrugated cardboard boxes boxes.


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