A traditional funeral service is one in which there is usually a time of visitation the evening or hours before the service. The casket may be open or closed and usually takes place within a few days of the death occurring. This service is led by clergy, the family, or friends and may include the reading of scriptures, poems and special music. Of course, you are always welcomed to bring in items that reflect the life of your loved one. At the conclusion of the service a committal service is held at the grave site or in the chapel, if you select cremation.
Families that select cremation may choose to have a service prior to the cremation or after the cremation (Memorial Service). We offer several cremation caskets and urns to choose from. Cremated remains may also be scattered, placed in or made into jewelry or buried.
We are certified by the Green Burial Council and now offer this option at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Please call us for more information.
There are many advantages to planning a funeral ahead of time. By pre-planning a funeral, difficult decisions will not have to be made during a time of grieving and stress. You will be able to visit a potential resting site and have time to decide on and compare options. Thought can be made to whether or not cremation is an option you may want to choose. Your wishes can be put into writing to give your family direction when the time for the funeral comes. Our staff will help you plan so that your family can carry out your wishes.
We can set up an online memorial for your loved one. Our online memorials provide information for guests about the funeral services and also provide a tribute to your loved one. Guests will be able to gain information about dates, times and locations of funeral services. Guests will also be able to order flowers, make donations and sign a guest book through the memorial. The family will have access to the memorial to add photos to create a photo gallery for their loved one. By providing information to guests about services, our online memorials help lessen the load on a family during a difficult time. The memorials also serve to pay tribute to your family's loved one.
We will prepare an obituary to be published for your loved one.
We will help you secure your potential veterans benefits, such as burial flags, government markers, memorial certificate and a burial plot.
We will notify the Social Security Administration of the death. We will explain and help you apply for any benefits you may be entitled to through Social Security.
We will help you in obtaining a death certificate which can be important for insurance purposes as well a host of other issues.
Sometimes the loss of a loved one can be especially painful. We understand that the grieving process does not end with the funeral. We are here not only to help arrange the funeral, but to help families cope with the loss of their loved one. There are a wide variety of grief resources available and we will help to point you in the right direction and begin the healing process.
Green Burial Price List April 22, 2011 Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff $1395.00
Our professional services charge includes, but is not limited to, consultation with family & others; procurement preparation and filing of necessary notices, authorizations and consents; custody of the body, filing of death certificates and obtaining permits; general administration and record keeping; other general operation expense; and 24 hour availability. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.
This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains. Sanitary Procedures, dressing, wrapping $110.00 Refrigeration, when embalming not selected $ 50.00 Visitation at Funeral Home $180.00 Visitation at Other Facility $195.00 Staff and Equipment at Graveside Service $250.00 Transfer of remains to funeral home $225.00 Funeral Coach $200.00 (only used if visitation is at Other Facility or burial is not at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Candler) Service/Flower/Utility Vehicle $ 95.00 Register Book $35.00 Memorial Folders (per 100) $40.00 Acknowledgement Cards $10.00 Pine Casket (Green Casket Company, Candler) $980.00 Natura Casket (Aurora Casket Company Poplar Casket, cotton interior $1650.00 Willow Casket (Passages) with natural, un-bleached cotton interior $2195.00 Seagrass or Bamboo Casket with natural, un-bleached cotton interior $2295.00 Biodegradable Urn $112.00