It is difficult to consider costs, when funeral arrangements must unexpectedly be made away from home, and family hearts are filled with mixed emotions. However, if you want to limit costs, the best practice is to contact the funeral firm in the area where the funeral service and burial is to take place.
What to do first:
Call Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home and Cremation Service day or night.
Our professional and knowledgeable staff will make all arrangements for conveying the deceased to our funeral home and for embalming and preparation for return to their home state. You only need to contact us with some basic information and call us upon your return to set a time for an arrangement conference. For us to assume the costs as outlined, the death must have occurred in one of the forty-eight contiguous states and you must call us direct so we can engage our representatives at the place of death. (DO NOT contact a funeral firm where the death occurs. WE MUST DO THIS.)
The standard receiving policy in most funeral homes is to give you a credit for the embalming against their standard prices. You must pay all other charges, such as;
- Transfer container
- Out-of-town funeral home facilities
- Professional and staff services
- Transfer documents
- Transportation charges
Depending on the cost of transportation and charges of the out-of-town funeral home, these costs can easily mount up to $1200 dollars or more. Transportation costs differ and fees are not uniform from funeral firm to funeral firm, so it is difficult to specify exactly the amount of these expenses.
What do you save?
We pay most normal out-of-town costs except cash advances. These normal charges include out-of-town removal service, standard embalming, transfer of remains to airport, outer transfer container, all documents for transfer and burial, out-of-town funeral facilities, professional staff and services. This means your only additional costs are transportation and transfer of remains to the funeral home from the airport. We help to keep air fare to a minimum since we use a light weight transfer casket and outer container.
The U.S. Embassy will come to your assistance if a family member dies while traveling outside the United States. When a death occurs abroad, call Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home and Cremation Service immediately. Our knowledgeable staff is familiar with the procedures for returning the deceased to the United States.
If the death occurs outside of the forty-eight contiguous states or your family has already engaged another funeral firm, Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home and Cremation Service will apply liberal credits to services provided by others when selecting one of our complete full-service funerals. Our membership in the National Funeral Directors Association, as well as memberships in other national organizations, provide us with funeral service contacts world wide.