I'm straying a bit from my normal topics, but Jim West has mentioned an article about cremation and burial and I was interested in the question. While cremation is becoming more common in the U.S. (34% of people), rates of cremation amongst Evangelicals and southerners are much lower.
As far as I recall, my family tends to cremate their dead, though I think it's more common on my mother's side than my father's. I remember upsetting my girlfriend in high school with the idea that I'd probably be cremated, and she mentioned the concern about the resurrection of the body (which has always struck me as rather odd). I think my wife would be okay with me being cremated, but I don't think it is normal for her family. In the end I don't much care what happens one way or the other... I won't be dealing with me... it's just that cremation has always seemed more space-efficient.
I didn't even realize that burial procedures were all that controversial until a few of these conversations came up, so I'm somewhat fascinated by the theological import that people place on these questions. I'm also interested in the fact that the article contrasts cremation with burial. I don't know how normal it is, but every cremation that I recall from my own family involved a burial of the ashes as one would bury a coffin. Also interesting to note, the article cites Stephen Prothero as someone who thinks that cremation contradicts traditional Christian doctrine on the body.