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These prices are effective February 5, 2009 and are subject to change without notice. The goods and services below are those we can provide our customers. You may choose only those items you desire. However, any funeral arrangement 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.

Services
Traditional Church Service
(not including casket or cemetery expenses)
$3645
Local Graveside or Our Chapel Service
(not including casket or cemetery expenses)
$3595
Basic Services, Funeral Director and Staff
This includes 24 hour availability of the funeral director and staff for services but not limited to initial request for services, counseling and supervision of all details for funeral service, accounting and clerical services to include filing necessary notices, certificates, authorization and consents with proper authorities. (This fee is already included in our charges for Direct Cremation, Immediate Burial and Forwarding or Receiving Remains.)
$1700
Embalming
Not required by law, but may be necessary if you select certain funeral arrangements such as a service with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to purchase it such as direct cremation or immediate burial.
$375
Embalming if an Autopsy or Harvesting has been preformed $475
Embalming if the deceased is of extended size $475
Thermal Reduction Unit
Refrigeration, per day or any part thereof
$90
Other Preparations
Cosmetology, dressing, casketing, etc.
$175
Use of Facilities and Staff
Visitation/Viewing
Use of the stateroom and staff to greet and assist family and friends during regular visitation hours of 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday; Saturday and Sunday upon request; consisting of two days, if needed, and $125 per day thereafter.
$275
Funerals:
In Our Chapel $450
Local Church Service $500
Local Committal Service $250
Local Graveside Service $450
Transportation:
Transfer or Removal of Deceased (within 25 miles) $250
Use of Hearse for Service $175
Flower/Utility Van $75
You may choose only those items you desire. If you are charged for any items you did not specifically request, we will explain the reason for the charges on the written memorandum. Please note that there may be charges for items such as cemetery fees, flowers and newspaper notices. Other services can be negotiated as needed or wanted.
Merchandise
Caskets – see casket selection page – complete list available $695 to $5695+
Outer Burial Containers – complete list available $595 to $13995+
Cremation Urns $50 to $1500+
Alternative Containers $75 and up
Memorial Register Books – deluxe $40
Memorial Folders – per 50 $40
Acknowledgement Cards – 25 per box $5
Metal Grave Marker – temporary $35
NOTE: Other merchandise may be available or can be obtained as needed.
Special Limited Services
Forwarding of Remains to Another Funeral Home
This charge includes services of staff, removal, necessary authorizations, and embalming. This does not include visitation or any ceremonies, shipping charges or shipping unit.
$2325
Receiving of Remains from Another Funeral Home
This charge includes services of staff, care of remains, transportation to local cemetery, and conducting graveside service. This does not include cemetery expenses. Other merchandise or services may be added.
$2360
Immediate Burial
Our charges for immediate burial include services of staff, removal of remains, transportation to local cemetery, and securing of any authorizations.
$2160 to $3020
Immediate Burial – with container provided by purchaser $2160
Immediate Burial – with minimal casket
$3055
Immediate Burial – with casket purchased from our funeral home (in addition to price of casket selected) $2160
Immediate Burial – with alternative container $2235
Direct Cremation
Our charges for Direct Cremation (without ceremony) include services of staff, removal, transport to crematory, crematory charges and necessary authorizations. Note: If you want to arrange direct cremation, 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). We provide cardboard, like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without covering).
Note: Charges listed are for average size and weight of remains. If remains are an extended size, an addition charge may be added.
$1425 to $1500
Direct Cremation – with container provided by purchaser $1425
Direct Cremation – with alternative container $1500
Direct Cremation – with casket purchased from our funeral home
(in addition to price of casket selected)
$1425
Funeral Merchandise and Services for Cremation as Disposition
Effective February 5, 2009
East Texas Funeral Home offers numerous options for our families that choose cremation as the form of final disposition. You may choose only those items or services you desire. Please Note: For remains weighing over 250 pounds, there is a minimum $200 extra fee.
Direct Cremation
Charges include the following: Services of staff, removal, transportation to crematory, crematory fees, obtaining and filing necessary authorizations, alternate container and temporary urn.
$1500
Direct Cremation with Simple Viewing $1675
Direct Cremation with Memorial Service
Charges include the following: Services of staff, removal, transportation to crematory, crematory fees, obtaining and filing necessary authorizations, alternate container, temporary urn, use of facility for service or alternate location, register book, memorial folders, acknowledgment cards, remembrance book.
$2035
Direct Cremation with Visitation $1860
Cremation with Graveside Service
Charges include the following: Services of staff, removal, transportation to crematory, crematory fees, obtaining and filing necessary authorizations, alternate container, tem oratory urn, graveside service, register book, memorial folders, acknowledgment cards, remembrance book, temporary grave marker. NOTE: Cemetery fees, opening and closing fees and/or cemetery charges are not included.
$2070
Cremation with Viewing and Service
Charges include: services of staff, removal transportation to crematory, crematory fee, obtaining and filing necessary authorizations, alternate container, temporary urn, embalming, dressing, preparation, oak rental casket, register book, memorial folders acknowledgment cards, remembrance book, service.
$3880
…with evening visitations $4105
…with Traditional Church service and use of hearse $4330
Cash Advance Items
Grave Opening and Closing – local cemeteries from $595
Certified Copies of Death Certificates – Texas at county cost
Paid Newspaper Obituaries, Notices, Pictures
 
at cost
Transportation – outside local zone $2.00 per loaded mile + overnight
Air transportation – from point of departure at cost

Payment Terms

We do not and cannot finance funeral charges. All cash advance items are to be paid at time of arrangements. All charges are due and must be paid before any services rendered or casketing.

With proper verification and authorization, most insurance policies will be accepted.

Pre-needs from other funeral homes may be accepted. A $40 charge per policy may apply.

For information on pre-need funeral contracts, please see the Texas Department of Banking: www.prepaidfunerals.texas.gov

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