These prices are effective as of October 1, 2014 and subject to change without notice.
The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only those items you desire. However any of the funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.
|BASIC SERVICES OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND STAFF FOR IMMEDIATE BURIAL.
Our fee for the basic services of funeral director and staff includes, but is not limited to, staff to respond to initial request for service, arrangement conference with family and responsible parties; arrangement of funeral service; preparation and filing of necessary authorizations and permits; recording vital statistics; preparation and placement of obituary notice; and coordination with those providing other portions of the funeral service, e.g., cemetery, vault companies and others as required. Also included in this charge are overhead expenses relative to our facility, such as professional licensing, legal and accounting fees, insurance, building and utility expenses, parking lot and grounds maintenance, taxes, equipment, furnishings, inventory costs, record keeping, and secretarial and administrative expenses. This fee is non-deductible. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This charge is already included in our charges for Direct Cremation, Immediate Burials and Forwarding or Receiving Remains.)
Embalming is not required by law. Embalming is necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with 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 or Immediate Burial. (It is Chapel Of The Pines policy that there will be no viewing of an unembalmed body. An unembalmed body must be encased in a container which insures against seepage of fluid and escape of offensive odor.)
|REFRIGERATION (5 DAY MAXIMUM)
|TRANSFER OF REMAINS TO FUNERAL HOME (Chapel Of The Pines)
|TRANSFER OF REMAINS TO CEMETERY (Funeral Van)
*Transportation in excess of 50 miles will be subject to an additional charge of $3.00 per mile, one way.
|CASKET 20 Gauge Steel/ Silver/ White Crepe Interior (Non-Gasketed).
In lieu of the Copper Hammertone Casket, you may purchase a casket listed on our Casket Price List. You may provide your own container, but it must meet with the Cemetery’s Approval. If you want to arrange a Direct Burial, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The container we provide is Copper Hammertone 20 Gauge Steel Casket. NOTE: An Alternative Container may be used, however, it must meet with the Cemetery’s Approval.
|TOTAL IMMEDIATE BURIAL CHARGE.
The above Immediate Burial Charge DOES NOT include Embalming, Cemetery Charges or the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to burial.
|Immediate Burial when Minimum Casket is furnished by the funeral home
|Immediate Burial when Casket is furnished by the purchaser.
|Immediate Burial when an Alternative Container (Cardboard) is furnished by the funeral home with approval of the cemetery