Funeral Services - FAQ
What do funeral directors do?
What purpose does a funeral serve?
Are the services of a funeral director necessary to bury the dead?
Do funeral directors get to take advantage of the bereaved?
Is a funeral or memorial service always held in a
funeral home or place of worship?
Is it ok to have a viewing and not a service?
How soon after or long after a death must an individual be buried?
How much does a funeral cost?
Does a price I receive from the funeral home include everything?
Why are funerals so expensive?
How can I best shop and compare funeral service providers?
May I make all the necessary arrangements in advance?
Will life insurance pay for funerals?
How can I get an idea about the costs of caskets?
What are the different types of burial caskets?
Why are some casket prices more than others?
What about these independent
discount casket companies? Can't I buy my casket there and use it when needed?
Can I build my own casket?
What are burial vaults and graveliners?
Must I purchase a burial vault?
Will the funeral home help with Social Security and
Veterans death benefits?
Must an obituary be published in a newspaper?
Should a child attend a funeral?
Must a casket be transported to the cemetery in a hearse?
Why would I need to purchase Certified Copies of a death
How can I personalize a funeral service?
What is a memory table and/or a memory board?
Do clergy always officiate at a funeral service?
If I donate my remains to medical science, can there still be a
How many pallbearers will be needed?
What happens if someone close to me dies away from home?
Does VA pay for veterans' funerals?
How long can you wait to have a funeral without embalming?
After my death, how can my funeral home send me to
my cemetery which is out of state?
Is it possible to have a traditional funeral if someone with
What recourse does a consumer have for poor service or overcharging?
Does a body have to be embalmed before it is buried?
What are the principal types of cemeteries, and how do they differ?
What are my choices in ground burial?
How do I choose the right type of grave?
What options are available besides ground burial?
going to be cremated, why would I want my remains to be placed in a columbarium or interred or scattered at the cemetery? Why shouldn't I just have them scattered in the sea or in some other place of my choosing?
Why is having a place to visit so important?
What is opening and closing and why is it so expensive?
Can we dig our own grave to avoid the charge for opening and
What happens when a cemetery runs out of land?
What is double depth?
How much do graves cost, and why aren't they priced the same all over?
What is entombment?
What is a mausoleum?
What are the advantages of a mausoleum burial?
Isn't it only for rich people?
Are there different types of crypts?
What is a columbarium?
What happens to a mausoleum if there is an earthquake?
How does a mausoleum protect the body?
Can you actually see the bodies in a mausoleum?
How many people will a crypt hold?
What is a tandem?
How can a mausoleum help eliminate expenses?
What are lawn crypts?
What is the difference between lawn crypts and double depth
May I make the necessary arrangements in advance?
What happens if I buy cemetery property here in
advance and later move to another area?
When I buy a grave do I receive a deed just
like when I purchase other types of real estate?
What is endowment care?
What guarantee do I have that Endowment Care will take care
of the cemetery?
Can I resell my grave?
Is cemetery property tax deductible?
Will a cemetery ever be used for something
else? Can the bodies be moved and buildings built?
In a hundred years will this cemetery still be here?
What is a disinterment? What is the process, and why does it happen?
What does the government give a veteran in regards to a marker?
If I am a veteran and
plan to be buried in a national cemetery, is my spouse eligible to be buried next to me?