What is the Cremation Process?

Take a virtual tour with Tharp Funeral Home owner, Chris Tharp, and learn more about the cremation process. We are confident that it will help to put your mind at ease. Find out the answers to your questions as we walk you through the cremation process at the Crematorium on-site at Tharp Funeral Home in Lynchburg.

  • What exactly is cremation and how does it work?
  • What can my family expect if I choose cremation?
  • What is the legal cremation process in Virginia?
  • What is the process for assessing and caring for the cremains (the cremated remains of the body)?


Did you know that over half of Americans choose cremation? If you’re considering cremation for yourself or a loved one, you may have questions. The compassionate experts at Tharp Funeral Home would be honored to help you find the answers you need. Schedule an appointment today.