What Should You Do When a Loved One Dies?
In some cases, your loved one may die while they are away from home. We have prepared the following guidance for you, in your time of need. When funeral arrangements must unexpectedly be made away from home, and family hearts are filled with mixed emotions, it is difficult to consider costs. 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 G.C. Williams Funeral Home Inc. We take charge from then on and make all the arrangements for conveying of the deceased to the local funeral home for embalming and preparation for return to their home state. You only need contact us with some basic information and call us when you 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 other funeral homes is to give you a credit for the embalming against their standard prices. You must pay all other charges such as transfer casket, transfer container, out-of-town funeral home facilities, professional and staff services, transfer documents and transportation charges. These costs can easily mount up, depending on the cost of transportation and charges of the out-of-town funeral home. Transportation costs differ and fees are not uniform from funeral firm to funeral firm, so we cannot say exactly how much this might be.
WHAT DO YOU SAVE?
We pay all 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. Since we use a light weight transfer casket and outer container we help to keep the air fare to a minimum.
Do You Have More Questions? Contact us at any time.
G.C. Williams Funeral Home Inc. 1935 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40203-3549 (502) 772-3123 FAX: (502) 772-5433