Yes. At Palmetto Cremation Society we own and operate our own crematory which houses two cremation units, a refrigerated morgue, private viewing room, small chapel, arrangement room and offices.
Palmetto Cremation Society is owned by Archie Willis and Mark Smith.
Inspections of our facility take place on a daily basis by staff, monthly by senior management and annually by the manufacturer, Matthews International. We are also subject to unannounced inspections by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Yes. All licenses and permits are current and are on display at the Cremation Society for your inspection.
Palmetto Cremation Society employs one full time crematory operator who is trained and certified through Matthews International Cremation Division. In addition all other staff members, from the Administrative Assistant to the Funeral Director, are required to be Matthews certified as well. Two additional employees are CANA certified, one achieving Master Trainer Certification.
Yes. Palmetto Cremation Society maintains an ample onsite refrigerated morgue to safely house the deceased while all the necessary cremation permits are being obtained.
Cremations take place as soon as the cremation permit is obtained from the County Coroner.
Yes, Palmetto Cremation Society complies with all the requirements as pertain to liability insurance.
Yes. Palmetto Cremation Society offers the use of a private room with a curtained view into the crematory. Family members may view the placement of their loved one into the cremation unit much like they would at a graveside.
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