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What is direct burial?

Direct burial is a burial option in which the body is buried in the days immediately after death, without a formal funeral service or graveside service before the burial. Direct burial is the most affordable burial option.

If you want to arrange a direct burial, you’ll likely want to work with a funeral home and a cemetery to begin making arrangements.

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