What does a funeral cost?



This often asked question is usually answered by saying, ‘It all depends’.  The cost of a regular adult funeral mainly depends upon what type of service is selected and what type of casket and outer burial container you choose.  Since there is a wide range of prices with these items, it is not always easy to give an exact answer to ‘what does a funeral cost’.

Also, when determining the cost of a funeral, there are a couple of other factors to consider: One, most families choose burial; therefore, there is the cost of the grave and the cost to open and close the grave.  Two, cash advance items, which are monies that families often ask the funeral director to pre-pay to others, as a courtesy, on the family’s behalf.  These might include, but are not limited to:  flowers, paid obituaries, death certificates, and marker dates as well as honorariums to preachers, musicians, and hairdressers.

Some Funeral Homes stress low prices, but cut corners with cheaper quality caskets, staff, and service.  We are confident our prices offer the very best value in quality caskets and service in our area.  When families consider the best value or what they spend, they will never regret choosing quality.

Dowell & Martin Funeral Home has been providing affordable funeral services to Rockcastle area families for over 50 years.  We offer funeral services beginning at $2,490.00 and several packages under $5,000.00.  We offer affordable payment plans and invite you to compare prices with any of the local funeral homes.


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