General Price List


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SIMS FUNERAL SERVICES

130 North Chiles Street
| Harrodsburg, KY 40330
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Tel: 1-859-734-4458

GENERAL PRICE LIST


These prices are effective as of JANUARY 1, 2017, but thereafter may be subject to change without notice. Special burial “packages” are available. (Please ask your funeral director.) 

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items that 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 or were required to purchase.


Primary Services

Basic Services of Funeral Director & Staff

Basic services include:

  • Conducting the arrangements conference; 
  • Planning the funeral;
  • Consulting with the informant, purchaser, relatives, funeral service participants; 
  • Shelter of the body; 
  • Preparing and filing necessary notices; obtaining necessary permits; 
  • Coordinating with the cemetery, crematory, or other third parties as necessary.

The fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.

The fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.

NOTE: Some of the service fees do not apply to all types of burials and cremations

$1,595.00


Transfer of the Body to the Funeral Home (within 60-mile radius)

$300.00

Beyond a 60 mile radius, the charge will be $2 per loaded mile times the total mileage traveled one way only.


Care & Preparation of the Body

Embalming

$795.00

Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements with public viewing, embalming is required. If you do not want embalming, you may have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial. (This decision should be made before or at the time of removal)

Other Preparation of the Body:

Additional cost for Autopsy, KODA Donation or complicated cases ($100 per hour ~ quoted case by case)

TBD

Washing and preparing body for informant/relatives for a private viewing without embalming

$200.00

Dressing and Reposing Body in a Casket

$195.00


Facilities, Staff, and Equipment at Funeral Home, Church, or Place of Interment

Use of Facilities and Staff for Viewing

$525.00

Use of Facilities and Staff for Funeral Ceremony

$525.00

Use of Facilities and Staff for Memorial Service

$525.00

Automotive Equipment


Use of Equipment and Staff for Graveside Service

350.00

Use of Facilities and Staff for Visitation (Limit 2 hours) Plus Service all on ONE day

$775.00

Hearse Rental {4 Hours Limit}

$250.00

Limousine Rental {4 Hours Limit}   $115.00


Special Services

Forwarding of the Body to another Funeral Home or Service Provider

$1,595.00

  • Basic services of the funeral director and staff;
  • Removal of remains; 
  • Embalming or other preparation of remains and local transportation. 

*NOTE: DOES NOT include shipping container or over 60 miles’ transportation charges.

Direct Cremation

$1,350.00

  • Basic services of the funeral director and staff;
  • Removal of the body; 
  • Transportation to crematory;
  • Prepare necessary authorizations
  • An alternative container;
  • The cost of the cremation procedure.

Receiving the Body from another Funeral Home or Service Provider

$1,350.00

  • Basic services of the funeral director and staff;
  • Shelter of remains; 
  • Local transportation of remains. 

Direct Cremation plus a wood casket purchased from our funeral home

casket cost, plus $1,350.00

Immediate Burial with a casket purchased from our funeral home

Casket Cost, PLUS $1,350.00

Basic services of the funeral director 
and staff;
  • Local removal of remains; 
  • Local transportation to cemetery


Immediate Burial

$1,350.00

  • Basic services of the funeral director and staff;
  • Local removal of remains; 
  • Local transportation to cemetery;


Miscellaneous Merchandise and Services

Undergarments

$25.00

Outer Burial Garments

$100.00 to $350.00

Register Book

$35.00

Memorial  Folders

$150.00

Service Programs

$175.00

Acknowledgement Cards (25 Engraved)

$20.00

Temporary Grave Marker

$35.00

Standard Wood Flag Case

$100.00

Laminated Obituaries Each

$2.00

Memorial Candel Each

$25.00

Record Service on DVD

$100.00

Extra Copies of Recorded Service on DVD

$25.00

Visitation/Service DVD Video Tribute Production

$150.00

Extra Copies of Visitation/Service Video Tribute DVD

$25.00

Webcast Service Live on Internet

$100.00

Webcast Service Live on Internet and available for an additional 30 days

$125.00

Crucifix

$35.00


  Local Cemetery Burial Ordinance Effective: August 22, 2012


Effective on the date above, Harrodsburg City Cemeteries will not allow a burial nor a grave be opened and closed until these items have been paid for in advance) Charges: (Open/Close Grave: $550.00; Purchase Grave: $450.00) ~ To Open/Close a grave in Mercer Co. the charge shall be determined by an independent contractor.


Cash Advances

Charges for certain items or services obtained from third party vendors

Death Certificates (Electronically Filed)

$8.00 for 1st Certificate then $6.00 each 

Tent and Equipment (Independent Contractor Fee)

TBD

Flowers/Casket Spray (Purchaser Selects Florist).

TBD

Honorariums (Suggested Amount Paid to Preachers, Musicians, Hairdressers, Etc.)

TBD

Paid Obituaries (Purchaser Selected News Media; most local area media basic obituary has no charge)

TBD

Engrave Death Date on Marker, Monument or Stone (Independent Contractor Fee)

$120.00


Local Cemetery Burial Ordinance Effective: August 22, 2012

  • Effective on the date above, Harrodsburg City Cemeteries will not allow a burial nor a grave be opened and closed until these items have been paid for in advance. 
  • CHARGES: (Open/Close Grave: $550.00; Purchase Grave: $450.00) ~ Open/Close grave in Mercer Co. the charge is: $650.00 minimum ~ by independent contractor.

AT NEEDS COMPASSIONATE PACKAGE SERVICE

  • The deceased is required to meet specific financial and personal criteria (indigent); includes basic goods and services provided by our funeral home only. Please contact a funeral director for more information. The Next of Kin, Informant or Purchaser MUST make payment or confirm payment on or before date of disposition. $3,500.00

OUR PRICE GUARANTEE

In 2011 we reviewed other funeral home prices in our area and updated our own prices well below the average of the funeral homes we sampled.  In addition, even while lowering our own prices we discovered some area families have been misinformed by misleading advertising.  Therefore, for the benefit of the local communities we serve, we decided to offer the following price guarantee:

  • We will better any total price for identical services and merchandise on a current published General Price List by any Harrodsburg or surrounding area funeral homes.  The same selected services and merchandise must be listed on our own General Price List.  If you find such a lower price, we will provide the identical services and merchandise for the same price less one hundred dollars just for bringing it to our attention.
  • This price guarantee also applies to pre-paid contracts that are transferred to our funeral home and the extra funds will be refunded to the purchaser or used for upgrading the current services and/or merchandise. 

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