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If you do not sign any documents accepting responsibility and do not accept the cremains then you can not be forced to pay for the cremation. If your brother was on public assistance and the cremains are not claimed then the State where he died will pay for the cremation. His remains will be placed in a County paupers cemetary.
If the Funeral home persuades you to sign you may be responsible so don't sign anything. If the funeral home harasses you you can file a complaint against them with the Washington state Board of Funeral Directors.
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