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

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you advertise your prices?

We advertise our prices in local newspapers because today's consumer wants to know.  Since the Federal Trade Commission Funeral Rule was made into law in the early 1980's, funeral homes are required to offer a General Price List (GPL) to all who inquire about them or when prices, terms or conditions of funeral and cremation services are discussed.  Now that most folks have computers in their homes or offices, we have also added the convenience of downloading all of our price lists, including Cremation Products, Caskets, Outer Burial Container and General Price Lists online in a handy, downloadable, .pdf format.

We are proud of our reasonable prices and suggest that you request the price lists of any other funeral homes for comparison.  Remember that prices are but one item to consider when choosing a funeral home.

Please note that we do not offer deceptive "Burial Packages".  These pricing packages are often quoted to folks inquiring about funeral prices to funeral homes who have much higher prices than our funeral home.  Our lowest-price burial service is available at a reasonable price - with no hidden requirements or restrictions.

Scheduled Services


Elizabeth "Betsy" Hopkins Stewartson, 81, of Bedford, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 20, at Main St. United Methodist Church. A visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St., Bedford.


Charles Benjamin Russell, 95, of Bedford, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A memorial service will be held 3:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Bower Center, 305 N Bridge St, Bedford, VA 24523.