The goods and services shown below are those that 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 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.
Funeral Goods & Services
Our fee includes, but is not limited to:
- ❖ Staff, on call 24 hours a day, to respond to initial request for service
❖ Shelter and care of remains for up to three (3) days
❖ Arrangements conference with family and responsible parties
❖ Preparation and filing of necessary authorizations and permits
❖ Recording vital statistics
❖ Planning and coordinating flight schedules
❖ Preparation of placing obituaries
❖ Consulting with clergy
❖ Preparation and filing of Social Security and Military claims
❖ Coordination with others to provide portions of the requested service
This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrange-ments you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)
Except in certain special cases, the law does not require embalming. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with a 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.
Other Preparation of the Deceased:
Visitation and Service
The charges shown below are those for the use of Hites Funeral Home’s Facilities, equipment, vehi-cles, and/ or staff during our “Normal Business Hours” of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Fri-day.
Transportation and Vehicles
Memorial Stationary Packages
Other Merchandise and Services
2) Religious items