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Our Services

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.

Basic Services of Funeral Director & Staff

Our services include: conducting the arrangements conference; planning the funeral; 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.)

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 direct cremation or immediate burial.

It is the policy of the Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home to require embalming of all remains that will be viewed by the public. Also, if the next of kin cannot be reached within 24 hours of remains being transferred to our funeral home, it is the policy of the Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home to embalm the remains.

Other Preparation of the Body

  • A. Reconstructive restoration when necessary
  • B. Washing and Disinfecting remains when no embalming requested
  • C. Dressing, cosmetics and casketing remains

ADDITIONAL SERVICES & FACILITY FEES:

A. Visitation in Chapel

Our service will include visitation setup, use of Chapel, placement of encased remains, display of floral arrangements, parking lot assistance and supervision and attendance during the visitation.

1. One day public viewing/visitation

2. Private family viewing

3. Wake Night before Service

B. Visitation at Other Facility

Our service will include local transportation of encased remains, visitation setup, placement of encased remains and supervision and attendance during visitation.

1. One day visitation

2. Private family viewing

3. Wake Night before Service

C. Funeral Service in the Chapel or Church/Other Facility

Our services include coordinating the funeral arrangements, supervision of funeral, staff to attend the funeral ceremony, supervision of the committal or other disposition service, and setup/use of facilities for ceremony or equipment and additional staff necessary to conduct funeral at other facility.

D. Memorial Service in the Chapel or Church/Other Facility

Our services include coordinating the memorial service, supervision of the service, staff to attend service, setup and use of facilities for memorial service or equipment and additional staff necessary to conduct funeral at other facility.

E. Graveside Service

Our services include coordinating the funeral arrangement at graveside, supervision of the graveside service, equipment and staff necessary to conduct the graveside service.

TRANSFER OF REMAINS TO THE FUNERAL HOME

(Our local service area is within 20 miles. Additional miles outside local service radius or Any trip to Medical Examiner's Office

AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT

(Our local service area is within 20 miles. Add $2.50 for each mile outside the local service radius)

A. Funeral Coach

B. Limousine

C. Utility Vehicle

D. Trip to RDU International Airport

E. Delivery/Retrieval of Remains to/from Crematory

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

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

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

MISCELLANEOUS MERCHANDISE & SERVICES

A. Acknowledgment cards (Per 25 cards)

B. Beautician/Barber

C. Cemetery Equipment (Grass, Lowering Device, Chairs)

D. Chairs (Set of 8)

E. Death Certificate - North Carolina (per certified copy)

F. Door Badge

G. Fax and Phone charges (per page)

H. Grave Opening/Closing when the funeral home is responsible for preparing grave

I. Home Equipment(Complete set: 8 chairs, register stand, register book and door badge).

J. Medical Examiner's Fee (May be required by law in some cases)

K. Minister

L. Musician

M. Register Book

N. Temporary Grave Marker

O. Tent

P. Shelter of Remains - after seven days (per day charge)

FORWARDING OF REMAINS TO ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME

Our charge includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; embalming or other preparation of remains, if relevant; and transportation to the airport. This charge does not include visitation, rites, or ceremonies prior to forwarding of the body. This service also includes the basic services of administrative staff and use of basic facilities: obtaining legal documents and other paperwork necessary to complete the transfer; transferring of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home within a 20 mile radius (if a second staff member is necessary to complete transfer, an additional charge will apply); embalming and/or sanitary care of remains.

This service does not include dressing, casketing, cosmetizing and hair care; casket or alternative container; visitation or viewing, service; service merchandise; automotive equipment, except as specifically set forth above; cash advances; other funeral director charges; taxes or other additional services.

RECEIVING REMAINS FROM ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME

Our charge includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; care of remains; transportation of remains to funeral home and to cemetery or crematory. This charge does not include visitation, rites or ceremonies, other preparation of the body, casket, outer container with tax, or cemetery/crematory fees.

IMMEDIATE BURIAL

Our charge for an immediate burial (without ceremony) includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; and local transportation to cemetery. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to the burial.

a. Immediate burial with casket provided by purchaser

b. Immediate burial with 20 gauge steel Casket

c. Immediate burial with casket selected from our funeral home

DIRECT CREMATION PACKAGE

Our charge for a direct cremation (without ceremony) includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; transportation to crematory, necessary authorizations; and cremation if relevant. Also included is the procurement of necessary authorizations.

If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The containers we provide are a fiberboard container.

This charge does not include a cremation container or a cremated remains container, or the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to cremation.

Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering.) The containers we provide are unfinished wood boxes and fiberboard boxes.

A. Cremation package with cremation container provided by purchaser. (Crematory reserves right to refuse containers not suitable for cremation.). Containers must be leak-resistant.

B. Cremation package with cardboard container selected from our Funeral Home

C. Cremation package with casket selected from our Funeral Home

Cremation with Memorial Service

*Package includes Direct Cremation and Memorial Service with Visitation in our chapel or your facility within local area (outside of this area, additional mileage fees will apply).

CREMATION after Traditional Service

Our charge for a direct cremation (without ceremony) includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; transportation to crematory, necessary authorizations; and cremation if relevant. Also included is the procurement of necessary authorizations.

The charge does include a cremation container/Rental Casket the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to cremation (or having the Service at another facility).

Cremation Urns

Cremation Containers

Processing & Mailing Cremated Remains

**Home equipment: 8 Chairs, register stand and door badge (not included in cremation packages).

Example: Trip to Medical Examiner's Office, the Medical Examiner's fees, and viewing while cremation is taking place. These are all extra items.

Disinterment Services

CHILD SERVICES

(1 Year to 12 years)

CHILD SERVICE

Our charge for a Child Service includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of remains to funeral within local area, embalming, other preparations of the body, our equipment and staff for church or chapel services, and local hearse service. This charge does not include: casket, outer burial container, or cemetery/crematory fees.

Direct Cremation

INFANT CREMATION (Direct Stillborn to 11 months)

INFANT SERVICE (Traditional)

(Age 1 and under)

Our charge for an Infant Service includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of remains to funeral home within local area, embalming, other preparations of the body, casket/vault combination, our equipment and staff for church or chapel services, and local hearse service. This charge does not include cemetery/vault fees.