Funeral Pricing
(540) 586-7360
Chapel: 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, VA 24523 | Office/Visitation: 317 West Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523

General Price List

Since our founding, we have always believed that impeccable, warm and caring service needs to be delivered at a fair price. In today's economic environment, everyone needs to make smart and informed choices. We are proud to share our price lists with you in a convenient, downloadable .PDF format~ just click on the icon and print: funeralhomepricesdocumentdownload

Feel free to compare our prices with other funeral and cremation providers. ALL funeral service providers are obligated to provide their General Price Lists upon request. Ask questions. We invite you to use us as your funeral consultant even if you have decided to use another funeral home.

The goods and services shown below are those 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 our 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. Certain funeral services may be provided by other funeral service providers. This list does not include prices for certain items that you may ask us to buy for you such as cemetery or crematory services, flowers and newspaper notices. The prices for these items will be shown on your bill or statement describing the funeral goods and services you selected.

We invite you to compare prices. Click on the icon for a price comparison form. funeralhomepricesdocumentdownload

 

 

 

Since our founding, we have always believed that impeccable, warm and caring service needs to be delivered at a fair price. In today's economic environment, everyone needs to make smart and informed choices. We are proud to share our price lists with you in a convenient, downloadable .PDF format~ just click on the icon and print:

Feel free to compare our prices with other funeral and cremation providers. ALL funeral service providers are obligated to provide their General Price Lists upon request. Ask questions. We invite you to use us as your funeral consultant even if you have decided to use another funeral home.

The goods and services shown below are those 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 our 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. Certain funeral services may be provided by other funeral service providers. This list does not include prices for certain items that you may ask us to buy for you such as cemetery or crematory services, flowers and newspaper notices. The prices for these items will be shown on your bill or statement describing the funeral goods and services you selected.

We invite you to compare prices. Click on the icon for a price comparison form.

Current August 30, 2016 Price List*

Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff:

Our services include conducting the arrangements conference; planning the funeral or memorial service; consulting with family and clergy; shelter of remains; preparing and filing of necessary notices; obtaining necessary authorizations and permits; coordinating with the cemetery, crematory or other third parties. In addition, this fee includes a proportionate share of our basic overhead costs. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.

(This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)

 

$2,200

 

Embalming:

Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with 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 a direct cremation or immediate burial.

 

$750

 

Other Preparation of the Body:

     

Restoration (when necessary)

 

$100

 

Special care of autopsied remains or organ donated remains (in addition to embalming charge listed above)

 

$350

 

Cosmetology, dressing and casketing

 

$100

 

Sanitary care of the body in lieu of embalming

 

$250

 

Refrigeration of the body in lieu of embalming (per day)

 

$100

 

Vital Statistic’s Courier Fee (This fee is for expediting the death certificate when needed)

 

$150

 

Funeral Home Facilities (Includes coordination, supervision
and staff service):

     

Use of facilities and services of staff for public viewing (first day)

 

$600

 

Each additional day or reception prior to or following service

 

$350

 

Use of facilities and services of staff for private, family viewing (2 hour period)

 

$200

 

Use of facilities and services of staff for funeral or memorial ceremony in our facilities

 

$600

 

Transfer of equipment and services of staff for funeral or memorial ceremony at another location

 

$600

 

Use of equipment and services of staff for graveside funeral or memorial services

 

$600

 

Automotive Equipment

     

Any vehicle used beyond a 40-mile radius of our facility will be charged at a rate of $4.00 per mile traveled.

Transfer of remains to funeral home

 

$300

 

Hearse

 

$300

 

Lead Car (to lead funeral procession)

 

$100

 

Service/Flower/Utility Vehicle

 

$150

 

Limousine (family sedan)

 

$150

 

Transfer of deceased to or from airport (Greensboro, NC- 125 miles)

 

$575

 

Transfer of remains to place of autopsy and return

 

$575

 

Forwarding of remains to another funeral home. Our charge for this service includes removal of remains, embalming and filing of necessary permits.

 

$2,000

 

Receiving remains from another funeral home. Our charge for this service includes temporary shelter of remains and necessary services of staff.

 

$2,000

 

Cremations:

     

Our charge for a direct cremation includes the removal of remains, temporary shelter of remains, transportation to the crematory, the filing of necessary permits and authorizations including the payment of the Medical Examiners fee ($50 ) and

the crematory fee. State and local laws do not require a casket for direct cremation. If you want to arrange an immediate cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like

fiberboard or composition material (with or without an outside covering). The container that we provide is a heavy-duty, corrugated container. (These charges do not include rites or ceremonies.)

     

Direct Cremation with container provided by the purchaser.

 

$1,300

 

Direct Cremation with lowest priced alternative container. (corrugated container).

 

$1,380

 

Direct Cremation plus the cost of a casket selected from our funeral home.

 

$1,300

 

Immediate Burials

 

$2,000 - 8,595

 

Our charge for an immediate burial includes the removal of remains, temporary shelter of remains, use of hearse and the
filing of necessary permits and authorizations. (These charges do not include rites or ceremonies.)

     

Immediate Burial with casket provided by the purchaser.

 

$2,000

 

Immediate Burial with alternative container

 

$2,080

 

Immediate Burial plus the cost of a casket selected from our funeral home

 

$2,000

 

Funeral Merchandise

     

Caskets:

     

A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

 

$900 - 9,000

 

Outer Burial Containers:

     

In most areas of the country, no state or local law require you to buy a container to surround the casket in the grave. However, many cemeteries ask that you have a container so that the grave will not sink. Either a burial vault or a grave liner will satisfy these requirements. A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home. TO GO TO THE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION & PRICE LIST CLICK HERE.

 

$700 - 8,995

 

Cremation Urns:

     

A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

 

$95 – 2,800

 

Cremation Vaults:

     

A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

 

$385 - 1,500

 

Rental Casket

This is a specially made casket with a removable interior that is used to hold an embalmed body for viewing and/or a funeral service prior to a cremation.

 

$995

 

Casket/Air Shipment-Tray Combination:

 

 $200

 

This item is used to hold an embalmed body for shipment by airplane. Used in lieu of casket and Air Shipment Tray (as described below).

     

Air Shipment Tray:

 

 $200

 

This container holds a casket with an embalmed body and is required by the airlines.

     

Burial or Disaster Pouch:

 

$125

 

Alternative Container:

 

$80

 

Wood Flag Case (Solid Walnut or Solid Oak)

 

$150

 

Clothing:

     

Men's Suits

 

$225

 

Men’s Shirts:

 

$40

 

Men’s Underwear Set:

 

$15

 

Women’s Dresses:

 

$225

 

Women's Undergarment Set;

 

$15

 

Funeral & Memorial Stationery Set:

     

Includes Register Book, Standard Acknowledgement Cards or Prayer Cards, Flower Envelope, Memorial Folders, Food Book and pens.

 

$150

 

*Prices subject to change without notice.

Burch-Messier Simple Burial

Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff, embalming, cosmetology, dressing and casketing, visitation, funeral service in Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, church or graveside, transfer of remains to funeral home, hearse, and service/flower/utility vehicle. An Aurora # 170 20 gauge steel casket, colors Charcoal, Brown or Silver, Grave liner and funeral stationery are included.

Total Package Price--------------------------------------------$5,995.00