Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff - $2,200
Our fee for the basic services of Funeral Director and Staff includes, but is not limited to:
This fee is already included in our charges for Direct Cremations, Immediate Burials and Forwarding or Receiving Remains.
- 24-hour availability to respond to initial request for service;
- Arrangement Conference with family and/or other responsible parties;
- Coordinating Funeral, Memorial, Graveside or any other type of service requested;
- Preparation and filing of death certificates.
- Preparation and filing of necessary authorizations, insurance, permits, social security forms and certain v.a. related forms.
- Maintenance of the facility, equipment, inventory, insurance, government compliance and administration expenses.
PREPARATION OF THE DECEASED
Embalming - $1000
Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. However, our funeral home does require embalming for any funeral service, cremation service and/or visitation with public viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it such as direct cremation, immediate burial and closed casket visitations.
Other Preparation of the Deceased:
- Handling, Dressing, Cosmetic Application, Placement in Casket or Container: - $150
- Bathing, Dressing, Placement in Casket or Container (Un-embalmed) - $200
- Special care for autopsied remains - $200
- Minimum Preparation for Identification Process Associated with Cremation - $100 *Identification Viewing is a MAXIMUM of 20 minutes and is for immediate family only.
- Refrigeration - Custodial Fee(per day) - $100 This fee will be imposed if arrangements aren't made in a timely manner and will begin per day after 72 hours.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND FACILITY FEES
Visitation fee (per day) - $350
This includes use of visitation room, set up of visitation, display of floral arrangements and supervision by the staff.
Visitation fee (same day) - $175
This includes use of visitation room, set up of visitation, display of floral arrangements and supervision by the staff prior to the service with a maximum of two (2) hours.
Funeral Service at Funeral Home Chapel - $450
This includes use of facilities for Chapel service, supervision and coordination of service by staff
Funeral Service at other Facility - $450
This includes supervision and coordination of service by staff and equipment for service when held at other facility.
Memorial Service at Funeral Home Chapel or other Facility (2hr period) - $600
This includes use of facilities for Chapel service, supervision and coordination of service by staff and equipment for service when held at other facility.
Graveside Service - $300
This includes supervision and coordination of service by staff at the Graveside ONLY.
Crematory Fee - $400
Use of Religious Room - $125
This includes use of room for special care of deceased such as Ritual Bathing and/or dressing of the deceased by a group or committee.
Handling and Mailing Fee (Cremated Remains) - $60
(Cremated remains will be in a TEMPORARY MAILER)
TRANSPORTATION AND AUTOMOTIVE EXPENSES
All basic transportation is within a 50 mile radius only. Additional mileage will be charged at the rate of $2.50 per mile.
Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home - $400
Funeral Coach - $300
Service Vehicle - $200
Non-local Airport transfers (Birmingham or Atlanta) - $525
CHARGES FOR MERCHANDISE SELECTED
Caskets - $995 to $3,695
Outer Burial Containers - $1,100 to $9,850
Cremation Urns - $75 to $2,800
Burial Clothing - $120-$400
Alternative Container - $30 to $1,975
Flowers (Please ask for more details) - As Selected
OTHER MINIMUM SERVICES
Basic Cremation - $1,900
This includes: Transfer of remains to Funeral Home; reduced service
charge; crematory fee; and basic cardboard cremation container from
Basic Cremation w/alternative container provided by purchaser - $1,870
The container provided must meet all state and/or crematory requirements.
Forwarding of Remains to another Funeral Home - $2,370
This includes: Transfer of remains to Funeral Home; reduced service charge; embalming; and minimum shipping container. This does not include a visitation, funeral service prior to shipment, or transfer to airport.
Forwarding of Remains to another Funeral Home (with casket selected) - $2,520
This includes: Transfer of remains to Funeral Home; reduced service charge; embalming; dressing and casketing; and minimum shipping container. This does not include a visitation, funeral service prior to shipment, or transfer to airport.
Receiving of Remains from another Funeral Home - $1,645
This includes: Reduced service charge and transfer from non-local airport. This does not include a visitation or funeral service.
Immediate Burial - $1,970
This includes: Transfer of remains to Funeral Home; reduced service charge; dressing and casketing; and transfer to local cemetery. This does not include a visitation or funeral service.
ESTIMATED CASH DISBURSEMENTS
(These are not price guaranteed)
Cemetery Charges (open/close, set-up) - $950
Urn (open/close, set-up at cemetery) - $450
Certified copies of Death Certificate, First Copy - $15
Each additional copy (if ordered at the same time) - $6
Registered mailing of certificates - $10
Newspaper Obituaries (charged directly to family) - $120 and UP
Air Transportation - Varies per airline
City Police Escorts - $250
The city requires a minimum of 2 escorts with a maximum of 25 cars. The charge for escorts is $100 per escort plus an additional fee of $50 payable to the MPD.
City Burial Permit Fee - $125
Honorarium for Minister - $75
Honorarium for Pianist or Singer - $60
Hairdresser fee - $50
Register book - $30
Memorial Package - $135
Thank you cards (25/box) - $12
Regular laminates - $4
Photo laminates - $6