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Funeral Options


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A funeral represents a purposeful opportunity to reflect on the meaning of a life that has been lived and to determine the impact of that meaning for the family and friends. There is no single proper funeral service. It is a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and the ones you love are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine its significance for you. As you participate in the planning of the funeral service, you help create a meaningful experience for everyone.

It is the goal of Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services to help people complete the relationship with the one who has died and to provide a climate that encourages each person to give and receive emotional support. During the funeral service, family and friends have the opportunity to relate to each other at the deepest levels and find mutual strength.

We believe the services of the funeral home are essential for the family to grieve properly.  A personalized service provides a time to say goodbye, and just as important, a time for family and friends to remember and pay tribute to a life that was lived.  Everyone leaves a legacy and it is that life that needs to be commemorated.  What is done after your passing is frequently up to the survivors. You can relieve the burden of these decisions by pre-arranging your arrangements in advance of need so that your wishes will be honored.

Complete information including pricing is available in our General Price List, which is accessible by clicking on the navigation tab above.

OUR FUNERAL PACKAGES

 Traditional Burial

◆ Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff ◆ Coordination of Ceremonies ◆ Transfer of Deceased  from place of death to funeral home ◆ Standard Embalming or Refrigeration^ ◆ Other preparation of the body ◆ Funeral Coach  ◆ Staff/Errand Vehicle ◆ Use of facilities and staff for visitation ◆ Use of facilities (or coordination with other location) and staff for a funeral service ◆ Memorial Book ◆ Service Folders or Prayer Cards - Standard (100) ◆ 25 Acknowledgement Cards ◆ DVD Memorial.

 

Graveside Burial

◆ Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff ◆ Coordination of Ceremonies ◆ Transfer of Deceased from place of death to funeral home ◆ Standard Embalming or Refrigeration^ ◆ Other preparation of the body ◆ Funeral Coach ◆ Staff/Errand Vehicle ◆ Use of equipment and staff for graveside service ◆ Memorial Book ◆ Service Folders or Prayer Cards - Standard (100) ◆ 25 Acknowledgement Cards.

 

Immediate Burial (also known as a Direct Burial)

◆Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff ◆ Transfer of Deceased  from place of death to funeral home* ◆ Standard Embalming or Refrigeration^ ◆ Other preparation of the body ◆ Funeral Coach ◆ Staff/Errand Vehicle ◆ Use of equipment and staff for burial.


How Your Funeral Director Can Serve You

When a death occurs, your primary responsibility is to yourself and the ones you love. There are a number of things that require attention simultaneously. Regardless of the day or hour, Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services is always prepared to respond to your needs quickly and competently. The funeral director's main function is to assist you with the necessary details of the funeral process. Among the services funeral directors provide are:

  • Arranging funeral plans
  • Securing necessary permits and death certificates
  • Care and custody of the body
  • Coordinating all details with the clergy
  • Arranging the music you have selected
  • Placing obituary and funeral notices in newspapers
  • Assisting in arranging for burial or cremation
  • Assisting in arrangements for cemetery space, grave opening and closing, flowers and monuments
  • Arranging transportation for you and the members of your family prior to, during, and after the funeral
  • Supervision of the funeral or memorial service
  • All necessary arrangements for transportation, funeral service, and burial if the deceased is to be sent to a distant location

Our funeral directors are also specialists in the out-of-state forwarding to other states and countries.  They can also handle all arrangements for the transfer of your loved one from another area to our region of Florida.  These services are known as Forwarding and Receiving.  These are the Forwarding and Receiving services we offer:

 

Forwarding of Remains to Another Funeral Home (without service or viewing)

This charge includes transfer of the deceased to this funeral home (refer to the Transportation section of this GPL for specifics), basic services of funeral director and staff, embalming, obtaining necessary permits, and transportation to Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.  It does not include any merchandise including a casket or shipping container, viewing, funeral rites or ceremony. Nor does it include the charges of a common carrier. (Please note that this package is in addition to any funeral services or arrangements you have scheduled with us.)

 

Receiving Remains from Another Funeral Home (without service or viewing)

This charge includes receiving the remains from Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport, the overnight sheltering of the remains, basic services of funeral director and staff, and local (within 15 miles) transportation to the cemetery or crematory.  It does not include any merchandise including a casket, viewing, funeral rites or ceremony.  (Please note that this package is in addition to any funeral services or arrangements you have scheduled with us.)


Note

* Manatee and North Sarasota counties.  Other areas incur additional charges.  Please refer to our current GPL for current fees.

^ Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law.  Please refer to our current GPL for our full disclosure on embalming requirements.

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