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Average Funeral and Cremation Costs

What does a funeral cost? 

The simple answer is that there is no set price and that all facets of a funeral service, whether burial or cremation, are itemized. The itemization of funeral pricing is a result of federal law administered by the Federal Trade Commission. It has made the process of funeral arrangement more complex; however, Griffith-Cline offers our client families options throughout the process of designing a funeral.  Unlike the great majority of funeral firms nationwide, we do not charge a fixed fee (titled Basic Services of Funeral Director, Staff and Overhead) as a coverall for the overhead of operating the firm. From information gathering to the final disposition of the deceased - whether by burial or cremation - every facet of planning the funeral is an option. 

Even with this itemization process, we are still able to offer you the following charts which show the 'average' cost of funeral arrangements with our firm. These are only average costs and the services shown are those traditionally chosen by the families we serve. From the most complex funeral and burial service to the simplest direct cremation, Griffith-Cline is able to handle any and all of your needs.

Please contact us either by phone or e-mail, or make an appointment to sit with one of our experienced funeral directors to answer any questions you may have.

Burial Options

TRADITIONAL FULL SERVICE BURIAL

These service and merchandise selections are most commonly associated with the 'full' or traditional funeral including visitation and funeral ceremony. The services and merchandise shown are those typically chosen by our client families for this type of service. Your choices may differ from those shown. Exact costs will depend on the selection of services and merchandise you select.

AVERAGE COST

$7910.00


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Information Gathering   - $805.00
  (in-person)

Transfer of Deceased    - $325.00

Standard Embalming     - $795.00

Dressing/Cosmetizing/
  Casketing                 - $295.00

Hairdresser                 -   $65.00

Coordination              -  $650.00
  of Ceremonies

Visitation                   -  $295.00

Funeral Service           -  $395.00

Funeral Coach (Hearse)  -$425.00

Staff Car                      -$195.00

Committal Service^       - $250.00

Subtotal of Services - $4430.00


MERCHANDISE

Casket                      - $3100.00
  (Caskets start at $2,200.00)

Register Book              -  $60.00 

Prayer Cards                -  $30.00

Acknowledgement Cards - $25.00

Memorial DVD             - $200.00

Subtotal Merchandise-$3415.00


TOTAL SERVICES

AND MERCHANDISE- $7,910.00


CASH ADVANCES

Death Certificates        - $8/each

Clergy

Musicians

Other Honoraria


^For burial services, the committal service is the process of burying or entombing, which is considered the final disposition of a deceased individual. This service is not a ceremony.

BURIAL WITH MEMORIAL SERVICE

These service and merchandise selections are most commonly associated with a burial service followed by a memorial service without the body present. The services and merchandise shown are those typically chosen by our client families for this type of service. Your choices may differ from those shown. Exact costs will depend on the selection of services and merchandise you select.

AVERAGE COST

$7155.00


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Information Gathering    -  $805.00
  (in-person)

Transfer of Deceased      - $325.00

Refrigeration of Deceased-$400.00

Coordination                 - $650.00
  of Ceremonies

Visitation                      - $295.00

Funeral Service              - $395.00

Funeral Coach (Hearse)   - $425.00

Staff Car                       - $195.00

Committal Service^        - $250.00

Subtotal of Services   - $3740.00


MERCHANDISE

Casket                        - $3100.00
  (Caskets start at $2,200.00)

Register Book                - $60.00 

Prayer Cards                   - $30.00

Acknowledgement Cards   - $25.00

Memorial DVD               - $200.00

Subtotal Merchandise-$3415.00


TOTAL SERVICES

AND MERCHANDISE- $7,155.00


CASH ADVANCES

Death Certificates          - $8/each

Clergy

Musicians

Other Honoraria


^For burial services, the committal service is the process of burying or entombing, which is considered the final disposition of a deceased individual. This service is not a ceremony.

BURIAL WITH GRAVESIDE SERVICE

These service and merchandise selections are most commonly associated with a graveside service.  The services and merchandise shown are those typically chosen by our client families for this type of service. Your choices may differ from those shown. Exact costs will depend on the selection of services and merchandise you select.

AVERAGE COST

$6450.00


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Information Gathering     - $805.00
  (in-person)

Transfer of Deceased      - $325.00

Refrigeration of deceased -$400.00

Coordination                 - $650.00
  of Ceremonies

Graveside Service          - $300.00

Funeral Coach (Hearse)   - $425.00

Staff Car                       - $195.00

Committal Service^        - $250.00

Subtotal of Services   - $3350.00


MERCHANDISE

Casket                        - $3100.00
  (Caskets start at $2,200.00)

Subtotal Merchandise - $3100.00


TOTAL SERVICES

AND MERCHANDISE - $6,450.00


CASH ADVANCES

Death Certificates          - $8/each

Clergy

Musicians

Other Honoraria


^For burial services, the committal service is the process of burying or entombing, which is considered the final disposition of a deceased individual. This service is not a ceremony.

Cremation Options

TRADITIONAL CREMATION

These service and merchandise selections are most commonly associated with the 'normal' or traditional cremation service with visitation and funeral ceremony. The services and merchandise shown are those typically chosen by our client families for this type of service. Your choices may differ from those shown. Exact costs will depend on the selection of services and merchandise you select.

AVERAGE COST

$5880.00


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

Information Gathering       - 805.00
    (in-person) 

Transfer of Deceased      - $325.00

Standard Embalming       - $795.00

Dressing/Cosmetizing/
  Casketing                   - $295.00

Hairdresser                     - $65.00

Coordination                 - $650.00
  of Ceremonies 

Visitation                      - $295.00

Funeral Service              - $395.00

Funeral Coach (Hearse)    -$425.00

Staff Car                        -$195.00

Committal Service*        - $325.00

Subtotal of Services   - $4570.00


MERCHANDISE 

Rental Casket               - $700.00

Insert for Rental Casket  - $295.00

Register Book                 - $60.00

Prayer Cards                   - $30.00

Acknowledgement Cards   - $25.00

Memorial DVD               - $200.00

Subtotal Merchandise - $1310.00

TOTAL SERVICES
AND MERCHANDISE  - $5880.00


CASH ADVANCES 

ME Authorization             - $35.00
   (The Medical Examiner
  in the county in which death
  took place must authorize
  cremation. This fee varies
  from county to county.)

Death Certificates          - $8/each

Clergy 

Musicians 

Other Honoraria


*For cremation services, the committal service is the process of cremation in our on-site crematory, which is considered the final disposition of a deceased individual. This service is not a ceremony.

CREMATION WITH MEMORIAL SERVICE

These service and merchandise selections are most commonly associated with cremation preceded or followed by a memorial service without the body present. The services and merchandise shown are those typically chosen by our client families for this type of service. Your choices may differ from those shown. Exact costs will depend on the selection of services and merchandise you select.

AVERAGE COST

$3510.00


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

Information Gathering     - $805.00
  (in-person) 

Transfer of Deceased      - $325.00

Refrigeration of deceased -$400.00

Coordination                 - $650.00
  of Ceremonies 

Visitation                      - $295.00

Memorial Service           - $395.00

Committal Service*        - $325.00

Subtotal of Services  - $ 3195.00


MERCHANDISE  

Register Book                 - $60.00

Prayer Cards                   - $30.00

Acknowledgement Cards   - $25.00

Memorial DVD               - $200.00

Subtotal Merchandise   - $315.00

TOTAL SERVICES
  AND MERCHANDISE -$3510.00
 


CASH ADVANCES

ME Authorization              -$35.00
   (The Medical Examiner
  in the county in which death
  took place must authorize
  cremation. This fee varies
  from county to county.)

Death Certificates          - $8/each

Clergy  

Musicians  

Other Honoraria


*For cremation services, the committal service is the process of cremation in our on-site crematory, which is considered the final disposition of a deceased individual. This service is not a ceremony.

DIRECT CREMATION

This category represents the simplest funeral service possible, a direct cremation without any ceremonies of any type. 

AVERAGE COST

$1895.00 


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Information Gathering     - $805.00
  (in-person)  

Transfer of Deceased      - $325.00

Refrigeration of deceased-$400.00

Committal Service*        - $325.00

Subtotal of Services  - $ 1855.00


MERCHANDISE

Alternative Container       - $40.00

Subtotal Merchandise    - $40.00


TOTAL SERVICES 
  AND MERCHANDISE - $1895.00


CASH ADVANCES

ME Authorization              -$35.00
  (The Medical Examiner
  in the county in which death
  took place must authorize
  cremation. This fee varies
  from county to county.)

Death Certificates          - $8/each

*For cremation services, the committal service is the process of cremation in our on-site crematory, which is considered the final disposition of a deceased individual. This service is not a ceremony.

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