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What can be done prior to death occurring?
Record your wishes and advise family members. Any person has the right to direct the manner in which his or her body shall be disposed of after death by executing a sworn affidavit stating the assignment of the right and the name of the person or persons to whom the right has been assigned 21 O.S. §1151.
Who is responsible to make the funeral arrangements?
A spouse, next of kin or legal representative generally can make arrangements for disposition of the deceased. 21 O.S. §1158 provides succession laws regarding the next of kin. Generally the next of kin are in the following order: a. spouse b. adult children c. parents and d. brothers/sisters. Exceptions may apply in certain situations, you may wish to consult an attorney in these cases.
What are the available methods of disposition?
Human remains can be buried, entombed, cremated, or donated for scientific study.
How can I learn about funeral costs?
Inquire by telephone or visit the funeral home in person. Any consumer entering a funeral home making inquiries is entitled to receive the General Price List itemizing the costs of funeral services and the merchandise for sale.
When comparing prices evaluate similar goods and services, as well as total price, quality, and value. Depending upon the arrangements you select, the total cost can vary from several hundred to several thousand dollars. The price for a direct cremation or direct burial without any ceremonies can be quite a bit less than a funeral service with visitation, embalming and a casket.
Some funeral directors offer “package pricing” in addition to, not in place of, itemized pricing. The package should list individually each of the goods and services included in the package and state the package price. At the conclusion of the arrangement conference you must be given a written Statement of Funeral Goods and Services Selected. It lists the items you selected and the cost of each item.
The Board does not have the authority to regulate the amount a funeral home charges for their services and merchandise.
G.C. Williams Funeral Home Inc.
1935 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40203-3549
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