Basic services fee for the funeral director and staff.
The basic services fee includes services that are common to all funerals, regardless of the specific arrangement. These include funeral planning, securing the necessary permits and copies of death certificates, preparing the notices, sheltering the remains, and coordinating the arrangements with the cemetery, crematory or other third parties. The fee does not include charges for optional services or merchandise.
Charges for other services and merchandise
These are costs for optional goods and services such as transporting the remains, embalming and other preparation, use of the funeral home for the viewing, ceremony or memorial service, use of equipment and staff for graveside services, use of a hearse, cars or limousine, a casket, outer burial container or alternate container for cremation or interment.
These are fees charged for goods and services we contract from outside vendors on your behalf, including flowers, obituary notices, church and grave fees, hymn sheets, prayer cards, acknowledgement cards and memorial plaques.