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We are pleased to provide you with a full disclosure of our Professional Service Charges. To help you understand Funeral Costs we have prepared an outline of the categories that make up a funeral account. There are basically three sections that make up the total funeral account: Professional Service Charges, Casket & Merchandise Selections, and Cash Disbursements. 

 BE AWARE that some funeral homes will make one area (such as casket charges) very low and make another area (such as professional services) very high.  Then they compare only the low area with other funeral homes.  Some may say this is unethical, it is at a minimum deceiving.  To get a true picture you must compare all areas in total.

 

 

To aid consumers, legislation provides that all funeral homes must provide an itemized price list of all of their related Professional Service Charges as well as casket and outer burial container price lists. These lists must be available at consumers' request without cost or obligation.  Not only will we provide these price lists to you, we make ourselves available to explain them, as well.

We pride ourselves on always being one of the most reasonably priced funeral homes in the area, although many expect our charges to be much higher given the level of professionalism, quality of facilities and ethical standards. Consumers and families finally can learn first hand that there is a difference and families needn't fall into the trap of traditional loyalty many funeral homes attempt to count on. We realize that today, being good is not good enough. 


We trust that this service will give you one more reason to give the Murray Funeral Home serious consideration when seeking a funeral home that is pro-actively working towards providing you the highest standards of services and facilities while offering sensible and affordable solutions. 



This section is specific to the casket that a family selects. All of our caskets and merchandise is priced separately - meaning the price you see for the casket is for the casket itself with no other items included that can often become confusing to families. Some of the other types of merchandise you might find in these section of the funeral account are: Outer Burial Containers (Burial Vaults and Grave Liners), Cremation Urns, and Stationary packages. Again, each is itemized based on your selection and a total is itemized under the "Casket & Merchandise Selections."



Cash Disbursements are as they imply. To aid the families we serve, we will cover third party expenses and place them on the Statement of Funeral Goods and Services as a convenience.  

Strict legislation ensures that these items are not marked up and only the exact "cost" is included on the funeral account. Typical cash disbursements might include:

  • Newspaper Notices
  • Clergy Honorariums
  • Cemetery and/or Crematory Charges
  • Medical Examiner's Cremation Authorization Fee
  • Luncheon Costs
  • Certified Death Certificates

 

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