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GENERAL PRICE LIST

These prices are effective

As of January 1, 2016

 

You may choose only the items you desire. If you are charged for 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: Death Certificates, Flowers, Cemetery Fees, Newspaper Notices or other Products & Services.

 

PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

 

TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND

It is your right and our desire that you have as much information as possible regarding the cost of services that we offer. The most significant factors determining cost is the time spent by our personnel and the use of funeral home facilities. Personnel and facilities must be available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Much of what we do is apparent and some is not. Traditions, social customs, personal feelings, tastes, and a multitude of other factors affect each funeral. Our services must conform to each family’s personal wishes and religious, emotional and financial needs.

 

Our fixed overhead expenses are our monthly bills totaled for the year and divided by the number of services planned each year and based on the type of service we provide. Our overhead expenses include taxes, employee salaries, building maintenance, capital improvements, stationery supplies, advertising & promotions, utilities, heat, telephone, electricity, yard maintenance, and insurance – fire, theft, liability, automobile, casualty, and workman’s compensation.

 

Meeting with the family to secure vital statistic information, obtain physician’s signature, file the death certificate with the registrar of vital statistics in the municipality where the death occurred, obtaining permits for burial or cremation and obtaining as many certified copies of the death certificate as necessary for the family’s needs. Obtaining obituary information and transmitting that information to all newspapers requested by the family. Complete all necessary forms such as: Veterans Benefits, Social Security forms, and Insurance Claims.

 

Coordinate times of the following services as needed: the clergy, cemetery, crematory, fraternal lodges or other organizations, military honors and others responsible for the final disposition of the deceased. Oversee all aspects of the funeral including conducting the funeral service according to the family’s wishes, staff available to supervise the funeral service and / or visitation, give out funeral information to family, associates, florists and friends, use of chapel or equipment for church service as needed, and arranging and care of flowers for best appearance. Complete cost, depreciation, maintenance and operation for our hearses, limousines, sedans, and other vehicles needed for the families we serve.

 

 

In the event you wish to question any area of our service, you may contact us at your convenience. If any of your questions or complaints cannot be resolved, you may also contact:

 

For Texas Residents (Texas Funeral Service Commission, P.O. Box 12217, Capitol Station, Austin, Texas 78711, Telephone number (888) 667-4881, Fax 512-479-5064)

 

For Louisiana Residents (Louisiana State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

3500 N. Causeway Blvd. Suite 1232 Metairie, La 70002Telephone number: (504) 838-5109, toll Free (888)-508-9083)

 

 

CASH ADVANCE ITEMS

 

This represents items that may have to be paid in advance separately. These items include:

 

Certified copies of the death certificates: Certified copies in Texas are $21.00 for the first copy and $4.00 for each additional copy. Certified copies in Louisiana are $9.00 for first copy and $7.00 each additional.

 

Second Trips to process a death certificate fee is $149.00 plus the additional cost.

Newspaper notices: The local newspaper provides for a paid obituary which may include biographical information, survivors, service information, memorial contribution information, and a photograph. We will also be glad to place obituaries in out-of-town newspapers at your request. These newspapers may have a charge, which will be billed to the family.

 

Some other cash advance items are: police escorts, flowers, crematory fees, additional transportation and other products and services.

 

PRE-ARRANGEMENT & PRE-PAID FUNERAL PLANS

Heritage, Killeen Memorial and Forest Park Funeral Homes offer two types of pre-arrangement plans. You may prepay for the services in advance which freezes the cost on the items you selected. The cost will never change. You may also pre-arrange the services you desire before the death takes place and not pay anything in advance. In this case the cost may change in the future.

 

OUR PAYMENT POLICY

To lose someone you love is a devastating human experience. It can be traumatic and seriously impact one’s judgment. Therefore, it is important to be realistic with respect to funeral expenditure. We do not want your choices to be more than is affordable nor less than you would like to arrange. What is important is that arrangements be in keeping with your wishes and budget. We believe in the recognition and meaningful celebration of a life that has been lived and will assist in arranging an appropriate service to meet your individual needs.

 

 

 

 

ALL PRICES STATED ARE BASED ON CASH & BANK CERITIFED FUNDS

PLUS NINE OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS

For your convenience we accept ten payment options including (1) Cash, (2) PayPal, (3) Visa, (4) MasterCard, (5) Discover (6) American Express (7) Verifiable Irrevocable Insurance Assignment for a convenience fee of 6% Bank Fee processed by Lincoln Financial Factoring, LLC), (8) Advance payment by a forwarding funeral home, (9) Advance payment by a receiving funeral home, and (10) Preneed funeral fund from another funeral home. ALL SERVICES ARE PENDING UNTIL PAID OR APPROVED FOR PAYMENT.

Payment for Services and Merchandise is expected prior to the services rendered.

10 Method of Payments — Secured 48 hours prior to Any Scheduled Services.

 

NO PERSONAL CHECKS WITHIN 48 HOURS OF SERVICES. NO EXCEPTIONS!

ALL INSURANCE DOCUMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED & VERIFIED 3 DAYS PRIOR TO SERVICES!

 

 

 

 

Forest Park Funeral Home

1201 Louisiana Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101

318-221-7181

 

GENERAL PRICE LIST

 

These prices are effective January 1, 2016 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 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.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

BASIC SERVICES OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR, STAFF & OVERHEAD        $2,900.00 **

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 in our charge for direct cremation, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)

 

Saturday & Sunday $3,400.00 and Federal Holiday are $4,100.00

 

1st Hour Consultation Fee is $300 included into total overhead cost of $2900 billed separate when family terminates our services for another funeral service provider.

 

ANATOMICAL EMBALMING SERVICES                                                  $1,500.00 **

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 that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.

Children Services Age 0-15 Embalming Total of $750

                                                      

OTHER CARE AND PREPARATION OF THE BODY

Dressing/Casketing                                                                                          $ 500.00 **      
Refrigeration Fee per Day # Days________                                                        $ 100.00

           

AT-NEED SPECIAL CARE SERVICES

Special Care for Autopsied Cases or Body Donation Repairs                                  $ 400.00

Private Farewell Identification Viewing & Stateroom Services                                $ 400.00

Body Donation Funeral Home Administration Fees                                               $ 400.00

 

 

 

SUPERVISION OF SERVICES AND USE OF FACILITIES

 

Rosary or Prayer Service                       2 Hours                                      $500.00

 

Viewing/Visitation # Days ______           3 Hours                                      $700.00

 

Funeral Ceremony at Funeral Home       3 Hours                                      $700.00 **

 

Funeral Ceremony at Other Facility        3 Hours                                      $700.00

 

Memorial Service at Funeral Home         3 Hours                                      $700.00

 

Memorial Service at Other Facility          3 Hours                                     $700.00

Use of Equipment and Staff for Graveside Service                                    $700.00

 

Other: Private Family Visitation (Two Hours at Funeral Home)                   $300.00

 

OTHER FACILITIES OPTIONS

 

Use of Facilities for Reception (3 Hours) Includes Table/Chairs/Cleaning       $400.00

Use of Facilities for Other Events                     $1500/8 Hours           $900/5Hours  

Use of Chapel prior to Procession to Church or Cemetery                         $300.00

 

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home                                                      $500.00 **

     (Within 50 Miles Radius of any of Our Funeral Homes)                                            

The charge for additional mileage is $3.00 per mile.

 

Hearse (Funeral Coach) per Trip                                                              $400.00 **

     (Within 50 miles Radius)                                                                   

The charge for additional mileage is $3.00 per mile one way.

 

Limousine (# ______ )       Full Services (Up to 4 Hours)                           Market Price

                                                  $85.00 per Hour after 4 Hours

Church to Cemetery to Church (2.5 Hours)          Market Price

                                        $3.00 per mile over 50 miles

 

Clergy Car    Transportation of Minister to Church/Cemetery                         $300.00

Flower Van   Transportation from Funeral Home to Church to Cemetery          $300.00

Other: Service Vehicle (Death Certificates, Permits & Documentations)          $200.00**

Other: Crematory, Autopsy & Administration Fees                                       $400.00

Airport Transfer (AUS)       $525.00               Airport Transfer (DFW)            $650.00

Motorcycle Hearse            $1500.00                                            

Horses & Open Wagon      $1500.00             Horses & Closed Carriage   $2500.00

 

Total Professional Services Fees                             $6700***

OTHER SERVICES:

 

FORWARDING OF REMAINS TO ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME                                    $5,300.00

Services include: Removal of remains, basic services of staff, necessary authorizations, embalming, local transportation, Dressing and Placement in Casket/Container and Other preparation (excluding shipping charges and container). Not included are casket purchase, use of facilities & staff for visitation / ceremonies.

                                                                                    Air Tray                                                $250

                                                                                    Combination Air Tray                $295

 

RECEIVE REMAINS FROM ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME:                                      $3,400.00

Services include: Basic services of staff, transportation of remains to cemetery or crematory. Not included are visitation / ceremonies. Our price list does not include cash advanced items that you might ask us to purchase for you such as, family flowers, Certified copies of the death certificate, inscription of the final date on a monument or marker, honorarium for clergy and musicians, paid newspaper obituaries, cemetery or crematory charges, private and common carrier (airline) transportation, shipping and receiving, funeral director’s charges and etc. these charges will be added at current market price, and we will pay for these items on the date we are paid. If we make a charge for buying any specific item, it will be specified in our Statement of Funeral Goods and Services.

 

IMMEDIATE BURIAL                                                                                                

Our charge for immediate burial includes: basic service of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; and local transportation of the deceased to the cemetery. Immediate burials are without services, rites and ceremonies at the funeral home, graveside or elsewhere and will be conducted at the convenience of the funeral home and cemetery.

 

• Immediate Burial with container provided by purchaser                                           $3,800.00

• Immediate Burial with minimum casket selected from our funeral home                  $4,895.00                                          

 

DIRECT CREMATION (Basic Charge) Non-Ceremonial Services                                        

Our charge for direct cremation (without services) includes: $1,405.00 Professional Service Fee + $795 Direct Cremation Fee; $500.00 removal of the remains (within a 50 mile radius); basic sanitary care and private identification viewing, transportation to crematory; completion of necessary authorizations; filing death certificate; and use of facility for the shelter of body. This charge DOES NOT include the use of the facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, at the funeral home, graveside and elsewhere. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container $100.00 Alternative containers encase the body made of material like fiberboard (with outside covering).

 

In addition and only when it requires receiving a cremation permit:

Cremation Authorization from Medical Examiner is $120.00

($100 Trip Charge, Parking, Tolls, and $20.00 Permit Fee).

 

• Direct cremation with container provided by purchaser                                            $2,700.00

• Direct cremation with alternative container selected from our funeral home               $2,800.00       

• Direct cremation with casket selected from our funeral home                      from:      $3,795.00

Packaging, Mailing & Insurance of Urn/Cremated Remains (by registered mail):            $ 400.00

Witness of Cremation: Funeral Director Fee and Crematory Fee                                   $ 995.00

 

Casket Selections (Prices from)                                                         $1,095.00 to $45,325.00

(A complete list will be provided at the funeral home)

Outer Burial Containers (Prices from)                                                        $695.00 to $11,995.00

Shipping Container Air Tray/Combo Tray/ Special Casing                        $100.00 to $ 1,495.00

 

                       Texas Death Certificates $21.00 for the first and $4.00 Each Additional.

Louisiana Death Certificates $9.00 for first and $7.00 Each Additional

Second Trip Charge is $149.00 plus cost of Additional Death Certificates

             FUNERAL PROGRAMS, MEMORIAL CARDS, PRAYER CARDS & PALLBEARER ITEMS

 

BERYLMARTIN FUNERAL PROGRAMS   Cardboard Stock Add $75.00

 

Premium Tri-ford         100/$485         150/$570         200/$655         250/$750

Standard Tri-ford         100/$420         150/$490       200/$560         250/$630

 

Premium Bi-fold          100/$390         150/$460         200/$530         250/$595

Standard Bi-ford          100/$325         150/$395       200/$465         250/$480

 

Memorial Cards           100/$200         150/$250       200/$300         250/$350

 
Thank You Cards         50/$125          100/$175       200/$250          250/$300                    

 

Prayer Cards               100/$150         150/$200         200/$250         250/$300

      

     Outside Printing Vendors are Welcome and Payment must be paid directly by family.

 

   Pallbearer Gloves               6 Pair               $12.00 EACH                          $72.00

    Pallbearer Boutonnieres     6 Roses           $15.00 EACH                         $ 90.00

    (Pallbearer Package)         6 Pair of Gloves and 6 Boutonnieres                  $150.00

 

               Memorial Key Chains                                                                               $ 49.00  

             Memorial Memory Glass     $ 79.00   5”x7”            $ 99.00 7”x 9”           $129.00 8”x10”  

             Memorial Photo                   $225.00 16” x 20”       $275.00 20” x 24”

             Casket Cap Panel               $250.00 to $350.00

               Professional Catering:         Market Value ($12.00 to $65.00 Per-Person)

 

Police Escorts             Market Value

 

CREMATION PRODUCTS AND CUSTOM SERVICES

 

CREMATION CONTAINERS, URNS and JEWELERY                      PRICES $195 to $24,995

ALGORDANZA’S MEMORIAL DIAMONDS                                                   from $3,700.00

 

Basic Cremation Urn               Honey Brown Urn (Wood)                                           $195.00

                                             Engraved: Name and Dates                                        $295.00

                                             Keepsake Urns                                                           $ 65.00

 

Other Urn Selection                                                                                       $ 95.00-$2995.00

 

Professional Licensed Celebrant            $495                

Professional Licensed Minister              $250                

Professional Musician                           $150    

Memorial Blanket                                 $165

Memorial Package                                $150     Register book, 100 memorial folders/prayer cards, 50 acknowledgement cards, and clergy card                                     

Memorial DVD                                      $195     20 Photos ($5 each add’l)                   

Memorial Dove Release                        $300     Three Doves Released at Cemetery

Balloon Release                                   $250     100 Balloons in Assorted Colors 

Professional Video Recording                $595     Funeral Only

Professional Photography                     $795

Consulate Fees                                    $400

 

 

 

Forest Park Funeral Home

1201 Louisiana Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101

318-221-7181

Not all caskets listed are regularly on display, we display the most commonly selected units. Others are available.

 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

The only warranty on the casket and/or outer burial container sold in connection with this service is the express written warranty, if any, granted by the manufacturer. This funeral home makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the casket and/or outer burial container, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

 

Casket Price List (Batesville) effective January 1, 2016

 

Page #

Exterior

Interior

Casket Name

Casket Price

Total

2

32 Oz. Copper

velvet

Y39 Aegean

$6,495

$13,195

2

32 Oz. Copper

velvet

Y33 Jefferson Silver

$5,995

$12,695

3

SST

velvet

Silver Sapphire

$5,495

$12,195

3

SST

velvet

Golden Rose

$5,495

$12,195

4

18 Ga.

crepe

Burnished Silver

$3,495

$10,195

4

18 Ga.

crepe

Tuscany Silver

$3,495

$10,195

5

18 Ga.

crepe

Cashmere

$3,495

$10,195

5

18 Ga.

crepe

O77 Ocean Blue

$2,895

$9,595

6

18 Ga.

crepe

Cottage Rose

$2,895

$9,595

6

18 Ga.

crepe

Merlot

$2,795

$9,495

7

18 Ga.

crepe

Granite

$2,795

$9,495

7

20 Ga

crepe

Silver Ebony

$2,495

$9,195

7

20 Ga

crepe

SO1 Ocean Blue

$2,295

$8,995

8

20 Ga

eyelet

Carnation Blush

$2,295

$8,995

8

20 Ga

crepe

Heriloom Pewter

$2,195

$8,895

8

20 Ga

crepe

Q01 Sand

$2,095

$8,795

9

Cherry

velvet

Pearson Cherry

$4,295

$10,995

9

Oak

velvet

Cameron Oak

$3,695

$10,395

10

Pecan

velvet

Woodhaven Pecan

$3,595

$10,295

10

Select Hardwood

eyelet

Rosette

$3,495

$10,195

11

Select Hardwood

crepe

Trenton

$3,295

$9,995

11

Select Hardwood

crepe

Weston

$3,295

$9,995

12

Select Hardwood

woven

Branson

$3,195

$9,895

12

Select Hardwood

crepe

Dalton Select

$3,195

$9,895

13

Select Hardwood

crepe

Montgomery

$3,195

$9,895

13

Select Hardwood

crepe

Constance

$3,195

$9,895

14

Hardwood

crepe

Parkside

$3,195

$9,895

14

Select Hardwood

crepe

Delray

$2,595

$9,295

Page #

Exterior

Interior

Casket Name

Casket Price

Total

14

Cloth NG

crepe

Grey Doeskin

$1,195

$7,895

15

Select Hardwood

crepe

Solstice

$3,195

$9,895

16

Select Hardwood

crepe

Libra

$2,495

$9,195

17

Select Hardwood

crepe

Lynx

$2,195

$8,895

18

18 ga.

crepe

Leo Brushed

$3,895

$10,595

19

18 ga.

crepe

Leo Painted

$3,895

$10,595

23

20 ga.

crepe

Pisces

$2,295

$8,995

24

20 ga

crepe

Scorpio

$1,895

$8,595

25

20 ga. NG

crepe

Spectra

$2,095

$8,795

OVERSIZED CASKETS

29

Select Hardwood

crepe

Weldon 27

$4,595

$11,295

29

18 ga.

crepe

Franklin Silver 28

$3,695

$10,395

30

20 ga

crepe

Primrose 28

$3,195

$9,895

30

20 ga.

crepe

Ivory Gold 28

$3,195

$9,895

31

20 ga.

crepe

Antique Blue 28

$3,195

$9,895

31

20 ga.

crepe

Sand 28

$3,195

$9,895

32

20 ga. NG

crepe

Taurus 28

$2,495

$9,195

32

Cloth NG

crepe

Grey Doeskin 29.5

$1,895

$8,595

CREMATION CONTAINERS

33

Hardwood

crepe

Parkside

$3,095

$9,795

34

Hardwood

crepe

Newport

$2,495

$9,195

34

Hardwood

crepe

Clifton

$2,595

$9,295

34

Hardwood

crepe

Bayview Beech

$1,495

$8,195

35

Alter. Container

crepe

The Standard

$495

$7,195

35

Alter. Container

crepe

Trayview 25

$395

$7,095

                                  

 

 

COMPASSIONATE CARE FUNERAL PLANS

SERVICES TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY ONLY

MANAGEMENT DISCOUNT OF $700

Page #

Exterior

Interior

Casket Name

Casket Price

Service Charge

Discount

Total

20

18 ga.

Crepe

Virgo

$2,695

6,700

700

$8,695

22

20 ga.

Crepe

Aries

$2,295

6,700

700

$8,295

26

20 ga. NS

Crepe

Gemini

$1,995

6,700

700

$7,995

27

20 ga. NS

Crepe

Apollo (min.

$1,095

6,700

700

$7,095

 

 

 

casket)

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    We have more than 350 Caskets priced from $1,095 to $45,325

 

 

                                                             INFANT AND CHILD BURIAL

 

 

For purposes of this document an infant will be considered any person under 2 years of age and a child will be considered any person under 13 years of age. Infant service charges will be discounted so as to value 10% of General Price List charges. Child service charges will be discounted so as to value 50% of the General Price List charges. This does not include any cash advance items, cemetery charges, or merchandise (casket, urn, etc.)

 

Loved & Cherished Infant 19”               $400

Loved & Cherished Newborn 24”            $600

Loved & Cherished Baby 31”                 $750

 

 

 

Style 50L

 

(Wooded Cloth Covered – White, Pink, or Blue; White w/ White Lambskin)

 

2’ 6”                                         $400

3’ 6”                                         $550

4’ 6”                                         $800

 

 

 

  Style 100

 

(20 gauge; White w/ White Crepe)

3’ 6”                                         $1,200

4’ 6”                                         $1,350

5’ 6”                                         $1,500

 

 

  

   Precious Moments

 

(20 gauge; Pink or Blue)

2’ 6”                                         $1,400

3’ 6”                                         $1,600

4’6”                                          $1,800

        

 

   INFANT AND CHILD CREMATION

   Urn Selections (Crescent Catalogue)

 

Photo Portion Urn                                                          $125

Wood or Sheet Bronze Urn                                             $100

Imperial Portion Urn                                                     $115
 
Infant/Portion Urns                                                        $90
 
Keepsake Urn                                                                $25

Keepsake Urn w/ blue case                                              $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Park Funeral Home

1201 Louisiana Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101

318-221-7181

 

 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

The only warranty on the casket and/or outer burial container sold in connection with this service is the express written warranty, if any, granted by the manufacturer. This funeral home makes no warranty, express and implied, with respect to the casket and/or outer burial container, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

 

ALTERNATIVE CONTAINER FOR BURIAL AND SHIPPING

These prices are effective as of January 1, 2016

Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of material like fiberboard, composition materials (with or without an outside covering)                                                              

Ziegler Metal Shipping Case   International Shipping                                                               $995

Air Tray or Air Combo Container and Handling Charge                                                             $395

Basic Alternative Container                                                                                                    $100

 

OUTER BURIAL CONTAINER PRICE LIST

These prices are effective as of January 1, 2016

 

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Disclosure

In most areas of the country, state or local law does not require that you buy a container to surround the casket in the grave. However, many cemeteries require that you have such a container so that the grave will not sink in. Either a grave liner or a burial vault will satisfy these requirements.

 

OUTER BURIAL CONTAINERS

 

Wilbert Bronze                                                                                             $11,995.00

Bronze Triune Concrete Vault                                                                        $4,495.00

Copper Triune Concrete Vault                                                                        $4,495.00

Wilbert Stainless Steel Triune Vault                                                                $3,695.00

Wilbert Veteran Vault                                                                                      $3,695.00

Wilbert Continental Concrete Vault                                                                 $1,695.00

Wilbert Monticello Concrete Vault                                                                   $1,295.00

Basic Outer Burial Container                                                                          $1,095.00

 

Concrete Grave Liner for Urn                                                                          $695.00

Wood Box (Rural Markets Only)                                                                        $695.00

Opening & Closing of a Grave in Rural Markets                                                  $800.00

 

THIS IS THE END OF OUR GENERAL PRICE LIST

Forest Park Funeral Home
1201 Louisiana Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101
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