Policies of our Funeral Home
On behalf of all of our staff we extend our deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. In order to avoid any embarrassment or misunderstandings in respect to funeral arrangements, pricing and other concerns we have created the following policies to respectfully handle any situations that may arise as a result. Please read over these policies, If you are unsure of something please ask for clarification.
Please note theses policies are updated from time to time and may vary slightly from the most current printed copy you will receive and sign.
In order to keep our prices lower, payment is expected at the time arrangements are made, unless at the sole discretion of the owner of the funeral home other arrangements are made.
We accept: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Insurance Policy of Verifiable Nature and must be processed via our assignment company for a fee, up to 6% of funeral bill $30.00), Pre Need Funeral Arrangements, Payment by another funeral home.
We do have financing options available through a 3rd party lender upon qualification, ask for details.
Arrangements & Right of Disposition Policies
While embalming is not required by law except for certain special cases, it is our policy as a funeral establishment as permitted by law that all human remains being displayed for public viewing be embalmed for public health and liability reasons. Permission to embalm will be requested in verbal and written form.
Containment of Remains Policy
Black’s Funeral Home retains the right to contain remains via bio seal, zeigler case, or sealed casket and if necessary embalm and/or refrigerate the affected remains (either in full or in part) that pose a health risk to the public at large, our staff, our facilities and the property of others. These health risk can include: infectious or contagious diseases, decomposition, infestation by vermin or insects, offensive odor, leaking fluids, delayed disposition, and any other situation that Black’s Funeral Home deems these precautions necessary. If embalming is deemed necessary by Black’s Funeral Home for health reasons mentioned above the legal next of kin will be required to sign an embalming authorization. Any containment or embalming of the remains may be add additional cost to the services selected, and will be the financial responsibility of the family.
Black’s Funeral Home may take photos of the deceased to document the condition of the body prior to or post embalming, for identification, and for uses as follows: legal defense in civil or regulatory litigation, evidence in criminal proceedings (if requested via warrant), internal recordkeeping, and professional education of morticians and allied professionals. At no time will these photographs be made available to the general public without the expressed written consent of the person with legal right of disposition.
Obituary/Death Notice Policy
Any obituary or death notice published on behalf of a family by our funeral home must contain the following: our funeral home name, our website and if available our logo. The cost of the obituary is paid in full by the family.