Next of Kin order of Consent

When handling cremation arrangements there is an order of priority of consent that families need to be aware of. This is the order in which the legal next of kin can sign off on the Cremation Authorization in order for the funeral home to proceed with the cremation process.


  1. Spouse
  2. Adult Son or Daughter
  3. Either Parent of Deceased
  4. Adult Brother or Sister
  5. Other Blood Relatives
  6. Personal representative of Decedent’s Estate
  7. Judicially Appointed Guardian
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The Life of Death

This profoundly beautiful idea of death came on my Facebook page the other day. I found it so touching that I had to share on the blog. Let me know your thoughts.

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Posted by GIF Mood on Monday, September 4, 2017

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Honoring All Who Served

Thank you to all those have served and to our very own veteran Micheal Brown II (AKA The Wizard or Big Worm).

Mike served in the US Army “Old Guard” as a member of the Presidential escort and personal Color bearer to the Office of the President and Heads of State. Mike performed numerous ceremonies and funerals to include Farewell and Inaugurations for Reagan, Bush Sr. and Clinton and State funerals for Reagan and Nixon. Mike’s background in the US Army “Old Guard” led him into the funeral industry.

Sound Choice is so proud and happy to have Mike as an integral part of our amazing team. Thank you Sir, for serving our Country and protecting our freedoms. Land of the free, home of the brave….Thanks to you. ️

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Be aware of the of some body donation programs


Whole Body Donation is an option that suits some families. Donating a body to a university can benefit society by helping advance medical research and education. However, be very cautious in deciding where to donate the body; find out where the body goes and with whom you are actually dealing. The university of Central Florida offers a willed body program.

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Others, who claim to be “Whole Body Donation Programs,” are actually businesses that dismember, or dissect, the body and sell body parts to purchasers throughout the country. They call this process “Tissue Procurement.” The sold body parts are not returned. The unused body parts (usually only 15-25% of the body) are cremated (generally) by a third party) and returned to the family. Some of these businesses even go so far as to advertise “Free Cremation” in order to get families to donate the body to their business. Again, educate yourself and do not agree to anything that does not meet your family’s needs or desires.

Please note that not all human bodies are eligible for whole body donation. Eligibility is always addresses on a case-by-case basis and your family should have an alternative plan, should the donation not be accepted.

Please take a few moments to read the article below and educate yourself on body brokers.


FBI agents raid headquarters of major U.S. body broker


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Were Growing!!! Our Bradenton location is officially OPEN!

Were growing!We are proud to announce that we have officially opened our second location. Sound Choice Cremation & Burials now has a second funeral home in Bradenton. Our new address is:

Sound Choice Cremation & Burials Bradenton

PHONE: 941.213.9234

State Road 64 East, Suite 300,

Bradenton, FL, 34208

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