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Old 02-16-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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Can you have a Funeral Pyre in Arkansas?
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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No, if you mean burning a human body in a pyre.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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Can you have a Funeral Pyre in Arkansas?
Care to explain your interest in this?
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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Can you have a Funeral Pyre in Arkansas?
What an interesting if not morbid question. Had no idea as to what Funeral Pyre was until I looked it up. Every state has laws on how to deal with the bodies of the dead. I have no idea as to what Arkansas law is on that but I do know that it is heavily regulated.

I think funeral costs are heavily inflated. I think this would be a good idea if it was actually legal, which I don't think it is. I could go into reasons why it probably is not, but the details are just a little too graphic for this forum.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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Care to explain your interest in this?

Funeral homes really stick it to the families. and what hotair2 said.

"I think funeral costs are heavily inflated. I think this would be a good idea if it was actually legal, which I don't think it is. I could go into reasons why it probably is not, but the details are just a little too graphic for this forum."

Sounds like a great way to go.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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You can cremate bodies. Cremation is not expensive. I think in Arkansas the cheapest container is a plain pine box, though in other states there are cardboard coffins for cremation purposes.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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You can cremate bodies. Cremation is not expensive. I think in Arkansas the cheapest container is a plain pine box, though in other states there are cardboard coffins for cremation purposes.
I think you can get it done for $500 or maybe less. I think that is the way to go.

Make sure that you go to a reputable one. You don't what happened in Georgia to happen.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/20/na...=raybrentmarsh
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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Can you have a Funeral Pyre in Arkansas?
No.....Colorado is where you want to be:

Funeral pyres an option in Colo. mountain town - Yahoo! News (http://tinyurl.com/4b9wql9 - broken link)


I think any of the new-age I'm-a-buddhist, great-great-great granddad's barber was 1/2 native american, Daddy was a hippie, Don't mess with my Feng Shui, man, kinda places might be in the groove.

Taos, New Mexico perhaps.

Lotsa star children and "free spirits" over there.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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No.....Colorado is where you want to be:

Funeral pyres an option in Colo. mountain town - Yahoo! News (http://tinyurl.com/4b9wql9 - broken link)


I think any of the new-age I'm-a-buddhist, great-great-great granddad's barber was 1/2 native american, Daddy was a hippie, Don't mess with my Feng Shui, man, kinda places might be in the groove.

Taos, New Mexico perhaps.

Lotsa star children and "free spirits" over there.
Good link. I read the article and you have to live in the community to have the funeral pyre done there. I think more places should do it. $350.00 good deal.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
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You may want to contact someone like the local Hindu organisation, they would know if it is legal here and if so, what restrictions apply: Hindu Association of North West Arkansas.
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