Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Pay for a Burial or Funeral in Advance?

Yes, you can pay for a burial or funeral in advance. This is called a pre-paid burial plan or funeral plan. You can select the casket or urn, memorial or... read more

Can You Pre-pay for a Cremation?

Yes, you can pre-pay for cremation just as you can with a traditional burial or mausoleum. There are different types of cremation services that you can

Can You Buy a Cemetery Plot?

Yes, you can buy an available cemetery plot at any cemetery that still has availability. You can also pre-pay for a cemetery plot now, to lock in both the... read more

What is the Average Cost of a Cemetery Plot?

The average cost of a cemetery plot varies depending on the state in which you choose to be buried. To learn the average cost of a cemetery plot in your... read more

 

What is a Burial Plan?

A burial plan is a pre-paid, pre-arranged plan that includes your preference of: Burial option (above ground, in-ground, or cremation) Burial... read more

What is the Difference Between a Wake and a Funeral?

A funeral service is a formal event where loved ones and friends say goodbye to someone who has passed away. A funeral, unlike a wake or viewing, typically... read more

 

Do You Have to Put a Casket in a Vault?

Yes, by law a casket is required for a vault burial. For more information about options, read What is a Burial Vault?

What is a Pre-paid Burial Plan?

A pre-paid burial is exactly what is sounds like: It is the pre-payment of burial costs prior to one's passing. This allows you to pay today's prices,... read more

How Much Does a Burial Crypt Cost?

The price of a lawn crypt burial will depend on several factors, but in general you can expect to pay less than you would for entombment in a mausoleum. For... read more

Can You Be Buried Above Ground?

Yes, you can be buried above ground, via three main options: above ground burial in a public community mausoleum, above ground burial in a lawn crypt, or... read more

What is the Average Cost of a Cemetery Plot?

The average cost of a cemetery plot varies depending on the state in which you choose to be buried. To learn the average cost of a cemetery plot in your... read more

What Are the Advantages of Planning a Burial/Funeral in Advance?

There are multiple advantages to pre-planning your burial, the most common of which are: Cost savings (buying at today's prices versus years of... read more

What Are the Different Ways to Be Buried?

There are six different ways you can be buried: In-ground burial Above ground burial in a community mausoleum Above ground burial in a lawn... read more