About how much is the barest of bare-bones (heh) cremations, in the US? I mean, in as little as the funeral home is legally allowed to let you spend? The deceased body is cremated and then given to his next-of-kin in a Folger’s can, if the funeral home can get away with it?
Also, what if the deceased was an asshole and no one gives a damn what happens to his body (let alone wants to pay for its disposal)? Does the county coroner (or whomever) pick a funeral home out of the [metaphorical] phone book and make them cremate the body (and either pay them or tell them to fuck off)?
DISCLAIMERS: I am not currently in either situation (knock on wood), just asking for curiosity.