Plan a Funeral : General Price List

These prices are effective as of December 1, 2014 and are subject to change without notice.

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any 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 goods and services you selected.

Basic Services of the Funeral Director and Staff $1,680.00
Our basic professional service charge includes, but is not limited to staff to respond to initial request for service, arrangement conference with family or responsible party, preparation and filing of necessary certificates and permits, authorizations, and/or consents; planning of funeral arrangements, and coordinating with those providing other portions of the funeral, e.g. cemetery, crematory, and others. Also included in this charge are overhead expenses relative to our facility, utility expenses, secretarial and administrative costs, and equipment and inventory expenses.

This fee for our basic services 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.

Embalming $860.00
Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by Law. Embalming may be 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 which does not require you to pay for it, such as a direct cremation or immediate burial. The charge for embalming includes bathing and disinfection. Louisiana Law requires embalming or disposition with 30 hours after death.

Other Preparations
Other Preparation of the Body (Includes restoration, cosmetizing, dressing and casketing $180.00
Bathing and Disinfecting without embalming $260.00

Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home
(within a radius of 30 miles)

Use of Facilities, Staff and Equipment for Services Conducted at Our Facility
Viewing/Visitation for One Evening $460.00
Viewing/Visitation Prior to Service $460.00
Viewing/Visitation for One Evening and Prior to Services $920.00
Funeral Ceremony $430.00
Memorial Service $430.00

Use of Staff and Equipment for Services Conducted at Another Facility
Service in facility other than Funeral Home $430.00
Committal or Graveside Services - Coordinating the services at graveside/Staff and supervision for service $440.00

Automotive Equipment
Use of Hearse
(within a radius of 30 miles)
Use of Hearse to Setup for Visitation $710.00
Family Car
(within a radius of 30 miles)
Flower Car/Utility Vehicle
(within a radius of 30 miles)

Crematory Fee and Coroner's Authorization $350.00

Direct Cremation
Direct Cremation $2,600.00
Our charge for a direct cremation includes local removal of remains, securing necessary authorizations, and basic services of staff, transportation to and from crematory, the crematory fee, and Coroner's authorization. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to the cremation. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like heavy cardboard or composition materials with or without outside covering. The containers we provide are heavy cardboard.

Immediate Burial
Immediate Burial $3,190.00
Our charge for an immediate burial (without any attendant rites or ceremonies) includes: Basic services of staff, removal, casketing, local transportation to cemetery, services of staff for graveside services, and necessary equipment for graveside services. If embalming is desired or required, an addition of $780.00 will made.

Forwarding of Remains to another Funeral Home $2,350.00
This charge includes removal of remains, basic services of staff, embalming, minimum shipping container, necessary authorizations. It does not include the use of facilities or the services of staff for any visitation and/or rites or ceremonies prior to forwarding of the body. Additional transportation is charged at $2.50 per mile.

Receiving of Remains from another Funeral Home $2,800.00
This charge includes basic services of staff, transportation of remains to cemetery, services of staff for graveside services, cemetery equipment and utility vehicle. It does not include the use of facilities or the services of staff for viewing or for funeral rites/ceremonies. Additional transportation is charged at $2.50 per mile.

Registers, Cards and Programs
Basic Burgundy Box Set
(Includes Visitors Register Book, Acknowledement Card Package, Bible, Crucifex, Temporary Grave Marker and Prayer Cards)
Premium Box Set
(Includes Register Book, Thank You Cards, Memorial Folders or Prayer Cards, and Laminated Bookmark)
Acknowledgement Cards Package
((50) Thank You cards, (6) Pallbearer cards & (1) Minister Card)
Additional Cards
(price per 100)
Laminated Bookmarks $3.00
Prayer Cards
(price per 100)
Service Programs
(per 100)
Memorial DVD $75.00
Cap Panels $160.00
Plaques for Lifesymbols Corners $50.00
Crucifix $18.00
Temporary Grave Marker $25.00
Wood Flag Case
(Available in Cherry or Oak Finish)
Open and Close Grave $400.00
Alternative Container for Cremation $200.00
Tribute Blanket $120.00

Rental Casket $900.00
Camouflage Casket Interior $200.00
Tent and Chairs for Graveside Service $320.00