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General List of Services

The goods and services shown below are those Baker-Foster can provide to our customers. You may choose 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. Certain funeral services may be provided off-premises by other service providers.

This list does not provide prices- it is a "List of Services" not a "General Price List". If you desire a General Price List please contact us through this web site, by phone, through email, or in writing.

In most areas of the country, state and local laws do not require that you buy a container to surround the casket in the grave. However, many cemeteries require that you have such a container so that the grave will not sink in. Either a grave liner or a burial vault will satisfy these requirements.

Professional Services of Funeral Director and Staff

This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you selected. This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burial, and forwarding or receiving remains.

Our charge includes, but is not limited to, consultation with family and others; procurement, preparation and filing of necessary notices, authorizations and consents; custody of the body; filing of death certificates and obtaining permits; general administration and record keeping; basic usage of facility (parking lot, arrangement rooms, reception areas, preparation room, general office facilities, equipment and supplies); wages, salaries, benefits, taxes, other operational expenses and supervision of minimum activities.


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.

Other Preparations of the Embalmed Body

This may include, but is not limited to, shaving, grooming, normal and special restoration and cosmetology, dressing and casketing of remains and other care and/or preparation of unembalmed body.

Automotive Equipment (could include any or all of the following)

Transfer vehicle- to transfer remains to Funeral Home
Family Car (8 Passenger)
Flower Van
Lead/Service Car

Funeral Home Facilities and Equipment

Facilities and Staff for Visitation Viewing or Wake- includes Chapel and/or Stateroom per day or portion thereof; equipment; supervision; and staff for visitation; arrangement of flowers and other memorials.

Facilities and Staff for Chapel Funeral or Memorial Service- includes Chapel; equipment; supervision; and staff for requested service; arrangement of flowers and other memorials.

Equipment and Staff For Church Service- includes supervision; set-up and retrieval of equipment; extra staff and time needed for church service.

Equipment and Staff For Graveside Service- includes equipment; supervision and staff for graveside service.

Equipment and Staff For Residence Service- includes use, transportation, set-up and retrieval of equipment needed for residence service, supervision, extra staff and time required.

Staff For Pallbearer Service- includes staff pall bearers for Chapel or Church service when not provided by family.

Funeral Merchandise (could include any or all of the following)

Caskets, Outer Burial Containers, Acknowledgment Cards, Guest Register Book, Temporary Grave Marker, Burial Clothing, Cremation Urns, Cremation Urn Vaults, Alternative Container.
Note: Applicable Virginia Sales Tax will be added to all merchandise sold.

Forward of Casketed Remains to Another Funeral Home

Includes removal of remains, basic services of funeral director and staff, embalming, necessary authorizations, and local transportation to airport. It does not include the services of staff or the use of facilities for any visitation, rites or ceremonies prior to forwarding of the body, and/or cost of airline required shipping tray.

Receiving Casketed Remains From Another Funeral Home

Includes basic services of funeral director and staff. It does not include the service of staff or the use of facilities for visitation or for funeral rites/ceremonies other than a graveside service. Additional costs for Visitation, Chapel or Church Services, Outer Burial Container, Additional Vehicles, and Cash Advances may be added.

Immediate Burials

Includes removal and shelter of remains, local transportation to cemetery, basic services of funeral director and staff. You may have additional costs, such as grave space, opening and closing grave, and outer burial container, if required.

Direct Cremations

Includes removal of remains and transportation to crematory, basic services of funeral director and staff, necessary authorizations and crematory fees.

State and local laws do not require a casket for direct cremation. 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 material (with or without outside covering). The container we provide is a wood based double walled corrugated container.

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