"A Finer Service...A Fairer Price" TM
Any family who has a need for a funeral home can feel free to call upon Norris-New, and we will find a way to meet those needs with dignity and compassion and keep the finances within the family's budget. All the while, caring for the emotional needs of the family as well. We have the finest staff, facilities, and means to handle the largest or smallest families with ease. We are supportive during a family's difficult time, and that is what we do best.
Professional Services List
We can tailor any or all of these services to fit your wishes and budget. This is merely a list of our most requested services.
Feel free anytime to come by our firm and get an updated copy.
“Informed people make wiser decisions”
TODAY, WHEN INDIVIDUAL ATTITUDES REQUIRE A VARIETY OF FUNERAL SERVICE ALTERNATIVES, THE FAMILY WILL DISCOVER ITEMIZED FUNERAL CHARGES TO BE INFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL WHEN CONSIDERING
GREATER SATISFACTION WILL COME TO THOSE WHO CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE VALUE OF ALL DETAILS OFFERED TO FULFILL THEIR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL NEEDS, THE FOLLOWING PRICE QUOTATIONS ARE PROVIDED IN THIS FORMAT, TO ASSIST YOU DURING THESE CONSIDERATIONS.
FURTHER EXPLANATION IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
THE GOODS AND SERVICES SHOWN BELOW ARE THOSE WE CAN PROVIDE TO OUR CUSTOMERS. YOU MAY CHOOSE ONLY 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 IN WRITING ON THE STATEMENT WE PROVIDE DESCRIBING THE FUNERAL GOODS AND SERVICES YOU SELECTED.
A COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICE PACKAGE:........................................................................$3,500.00
(PACKAGE AVAILABLE ONLY TO FAMILIES WHO PURCHASE CASKETS FROM OUR CASKET PRICE LIST)
ITEMS INCLUDED IN PACKAGE ARE IDENTIFIED BY THE ** PLACED BESIDE THEM
IF PURCHASED SEPARATELY:........................................................................................................$5000.00
The following is a list of our services
*BASIC SERVICES OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR & STAFF
Our charge includes funeral counseling, necessary arrangements, recording vital statistics, securing permits, filing and obtaining death and other forms and claims, preparation of necessary notices, and coordination of services, plans with parties involved in the final disposition of the deceased. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the arrangements you select. This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials and forwarding and receiving remains to and from other funeral firms.
Overhead or operating costs are figured by the expenses incurred not only in conducting the service, but the 24 hour availibility of the staff and equipment to conduct these services in a moments notice, at any location. Unlike a wedding which most folks have weeks and months to plan for, this all must be done at the needed hour, and when considering the cost of an average wedding to be $28,000.00, our professional fee is a fair price. We all know that the hospital charge for an ambulance trip is several hundred dollars, and we know that the gas to go a short distance does not cost that much nor the immediate time for the wages of the attendants to pick you up…but they have to be ready three shifts a day, for when the need may arise…just like us, you are paying us to be ready, because a death or medical emergency can not be planned.
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.
The first reason for embalming a body, is to sanitize the remains so that any disease present would not be passed on to the family and friends attending the service, the second objective is to preserve the remains until visitors and family from distant places may arrive for the service. In olden times, the burial had to take place very soon after the death to avoid the unpleasant state of decomposition, and thirdly the restoration of the body to a pleasant state, to provide a fitting memory picture, this is probably the most talked about aspect of embalming, and we feel every effort should be given. When the body has a somewhat peaceful appearance, it comforts the survivors, likewise if every detail of the preparation is not seen to, it will provide an unpleasant experience. Mark C. New who graduated with a high honors(99.99) in resorative art, and also has 29 years of experience in this field, prepares all the loved ones trusted to this firm, and if he is unavailible, he is just as particular with the embalmer handling the calls in the event he is away…strict high standards always!!
*OTHER PREPARATION OF REMAINS INCLUDED WITH EMBALMING DRESSING, CASKETING, AND COSMETICS
Use of Facilities, Staff, and Equipment:
*FOR FUNERAL CEREMONY (CONDUCTED AT THE FUNERAL HOME OR ANOTHER LOCATION)
*FOR VISITATION (CONDUCTED AT THE FUNERAL HOME OR ANOTHER LOCATION)
This is the visitation beginning on the day before a memorial service (conducted at the funeral home or another location).
Spacious lobby and overflow rooms adjoining the chapels
Our Facilities are all on one level, parking lot adjoining the handicapped entrance into the building, Chapels, lounges, restrooms & casket selection. This is important for the safety of elderly visitors or if you have a disability preventing you from moving in inclines.
We live in the building, so your loved one will not be left alone. We are proud of the sacred trust placed in us, and do everything in our power to be deemed worthy of it.
The two lounges provide ample room to relax with family & visitors..
When visitation starts, we stay open until the funeral service is over, often people wonder why?
This allows a more homelike atmosphere, and also since so many people commute, at different hours, they may stop by and pay their respects. Many times health care workers become extended members of the family, but often get off at 11:00 p.m. or have to go to work at or before 7:00a.m.
This allows more flexibility for all who may want to come.
*TRANSFER OF REMAINS TO FUNERAL HOME…(WITHIN 130 MILE RADIUS)
With our matched fleet of well maintained, classic Cadillacs, we have the capability to transport your loved one and family with respect, dignity and economy regardless of the hour or need that arises.
*FUNERAL COACH TO CEMETERY…(WITHIN 130 MILE RADIUS)
*FLOWER VAN TO CEMETERY..(WITHIN 130 MILE RADIUS)
TRANSPORTATION OF THE BODY, WHEN A SERVICE PACKAGE IS NOT SELECTED……..$1.00 PER MILE EACH WAY
*Acknowledgement Cards…................................………INCLUDED IN SERVICE PACKAGE
WE HAVE TWO CHOICES, BUT CAN ORDER ANY TYPE YOU DESIRE, WE WILL GLADLY GET A QUOTE FOR YOU
*Visitors Register………………................................….INCLUDED IN SERVICE PACKAGE
WE ALSO CAN GET ANY TYPE OF BOOK YOU MAY DESIRE, WE JUST NEED YOUR REQUEST, WE WILL GET THE PRICE QUOTED FOR YOU, AND THE TIME TO GET IT SHIPPED BEFORE THE SERVICE.
*Memorial Cards, CUMBERLAND RIVER SCENE,……INCLUDED IN SERVICE PACKAGE
JUST LIKE ANY PRINTED MATERIAL YOU MAY CHOOSE MODEST OR ELABORATE, WE WILL GET A QUOTE.
Caskets (RANGE OF PRICES)…………………………….($900.0.0 TO $18,100.00)
A COMPLETE LIST WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE FUNERAL HOME.
We have a rich heritage of service to this community, this firm being over 100 years old….
Other services available
FORWARDING OF REMAINS TO ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME
This charge includes local removal of remains, basic services of staff, necessary authorizations, embalming & local transportation (but not shipping charges or staff or facilities for visitation or funeral)
RECEIVING REMAINS FROM ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME
This charge includes basic services of staff, (excl. visitation, funeral & crematory charges) local transportation to funeral home & local transportation to cemetery
Our charge for a direct cremation (excl. ceremony, visitation & crematory charges) includes local removal, care and bathing remains, transportation to crematory, basic services of the staff, and authorizations. 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 materials (with or without an outside covering).
Our charge for an immediate burial (excl. ceremony, visitation & cemetery charges) includes local removal & care of remains (no embalming), basic services of staff, Authorizations & casket coach to local area cemetery.
Grave Contractor, THIS CHARGE IS A CASH ADVANCE ITEM. CURRENTLY THEY CHARGE $500.00
Catering Service, WE CAN ARRANGE FOR CATERING OF AN AFTER FUNERAL DINNER OR FOOD TO BE PROVIDED DURING THE VISITATION, OR BOTH..WE HAVE A SAMPLE MENU FOR YOUR INSPECTION
Limousine Service, THIS IS PROVIDED FREE TO ALL CLIENTS USING OUR SERVICE, ONE CAR THAT HOLDS 8 PASSENGERS.
Video Tributes, THESE ARE AVAILIBLE AT $75.00 EACH (MINIMUM OF 3) ADDITIONAL COPIES MAY BE ORDERED FOR $25.00 EACH COPY, IT TAKES NO MORE THAN 30 PHOTOS TO COMPILE
Long Distance Funerals, MANY TIMES PEOPLE WHO LIVE OUTSIDE THE COUNTY, OR EVEN A BORDERING STATE WANT THIS FIRM TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE FOR THEIR LOVED ONE, WE GLADLY DO THIS, WE NORMALLY USE A CHURCH OR HOME, TO CONDUCT THE VISITATION & FUNERAL SERVICE, WE HAVE MANY PRE-ARRANGEMENTS WHERE LOUISVILLE, KY. OR INDIANA RESIDENTS HAVE PRE-ARRANGED WITH US, FEEL FREE TO ASK ABOUT THESE DETAILS.
Phone answered 24/7 by a Local Funeral Home employee, A LOT OF FUNERAL FIRMS HAVE BECOME LIKE SO MANY BUSINESSES WITH AN ANSWERING SERVICE OR MACHINE, WE ARE NOT TO BUSY TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT SERVICES WE ARE HANDLING, OR ANY OTHER QUESTION OR CONCERN YOU MAY HAVE…YOU CAN’T ASK ANOTHER QUESTION TO A MACHINE
Monuments, WE DEAL DRIECTLY WITH THE MONUMENT QUARRIES AROUND THE WORLD, MUCH OF THE LETTERING AND CUSTOM WORK IS DONE RIGHT HERE AT OUR SHOP BETWEEN FUNERALS, THUS AVOIDING THE MIDDLE MAN, THIS IS REFLECTED IN THE SAVINGS PASSED ON TO OUR CLIENTS. WE HAVE MARKERS FROM $199.00 & UP WE WILL GLADLY GIVE YOU A QUOTE FOR COMPARISON.
Since 1905 we have made it our policy to help the families we serve in every way possible.
We fully understand that the death of a family member is not only an emotional loss, but often brings on financial problems. We have these economy services to fill this need…and remember
FUNERAL PLAN PACKAGES
The Cumberland Plan, A METAL CASKET, LOCAL REMOVAL, EMBALMING AND ALL PREPARATION OF THE BODY, EXCEPT HAIRDRESSER, VISITATION 24 HRS PRIOR TO THE FUNERAL, THE FUNERAL SERVICE, THE STAFF AND FACILITIES, HEARSE, LIMO & FLOWER VAN, TWO DEATH CERTIFICATES, STANDARD MEMORIAL FOLDERS,
THANK YOU CARDS AND REGISTER BOOK
The Cumberland Plan B, A METAL CASKET, LOCAL REMOVAL, EMBALMING & BODY PREPARATION EXCEPT HAIRDRESSER, VISITATION 3 HRS PRIOR TO THE FUNERAL, STAFF & FACILITIES FOR THE FUNERAL SERVICE, HEARSE, LIMO & FLOWER VAN FOR THE TRIP TO CEMETERY, TWO DEATH CERTIFICATES, MEMORIAL CARDS, THANK YOU CARDS & REGISTER
The Standard Plan, ROUND TOP CLOTH COVERED CASKET & ALL SERVICES LISTED WITH THE CUMBERLAND PLAN B
Our Basic Funeral Package
CLOTH COVERED CASKET, LOCAL REMOVAL, EMBALMING & BODY PREPARATION EXCEPT HAIRDRESSER,VISITATION 3 HRS PRIOR TO THE FUNERAL, STAFF & FACILITIES FOR THE FUNERAL SERVICE, HEARSE, LIMO & FLOWER VAN FOR THE TRIP TO THE CEMETERY, TWO DEATH CERTIFICATES, STANDARD MEMORIAL CARDS, THANK YOU CARDS & VISITORS REGISTER.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Insurance Assignments, Cash & Personal Checks.
Summary of the Payment options
WE KNOW THAT DEATH IS SO OVERWHELMING & TAXING TO THE EMOTIONS, AND WE DON’T EVER MEAN TO COME ACROSS AS CRUEL OR UNCARING, HOWEVER THIS BUSINESS IS ONE WHERE LIKE ANY OTHER, EXPENSES MUST BE MET, PAYROLL, ALL THE THINGS THAT COST TO KEEP US HERE WHEN YOU NEED US. HOPEFULLY THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN IN YOUR FAMILY VERY OFTEN, HOWEVER WE DEAL WITH SEVERAL FAMILIES IN A MONTHS TIME, AND WE MUST TREAT THEM ALL THE SAME, THUS COMING TO A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PAYMENT OF OUR SERVICES. WE SIMPLY CAN’T TELL THE ELECTRIC COMPANY OR OTHERS WE HAVE TO PAY, CASKET COMPANIES, VAULT COMPANIES, ETC..THAT WE WILL PAY THEM SOME DAY..THEY DEMAND WE MEET OUR EXPENSES..THIS IS WHAT CAUSES OURS TO HAVE TO BE MET IN A TIMELY FASHION.
Many of the families we serve, select high quality caskets and or vaults, so, many people hear how much their funeral cost and think “wow, we can‘t afford them“, when in reality we have services many thousands of dollars less expensive and some costing much more. Our goal is to satisfy your professional needs and personal wishes at a price you can afford. We do not differ in the way we conduct the service, the way we prepare the body, or the facilities used, regardless of what you spend, this cost is determined in your selection of caskets, vaults & other funeral related merchandise. People don’t select a Doctor for medical treatment, a lawyer for court representation or any other Professional Service on price alone…When comparing our level of service, facilities & staff with our fees, You will find you get more than your moneys worth.
Weddings can be done at the Court House, or at big banquet hall, either way you are married, Funerals are so much like this, if you want modest or elaborate, either way it is the final tribute, but if you are paying whatever price, at whatever funeral firm, its not good if there is not enough room to seat all the visitors, plenty of parking, a compassionate staff conducting your service in a professional & dignified manner…because unlike a wedding ceremony…it can’t be redone or rehearsed…
Should I pre-arrange my funeral ?
We hope this price sheet has given you enough information to help in any planning in your final arrangements…we will also be glad to answer any questions you have concerning any or all aspects of our professional service, and to plan a tribute for you or your loved one that is as unique as the life this tribute celebrates. We are often amazed at the people whom never give any thought to this event in life’s journey or the expense it may bring, be it modest or elaborate. We counsel many people on planning for this, and the financial aspects of it when they are not emotionally stressed. Remember…you may never use your car insurance…you may never use your house insurance… But sometime you will need your burial insurance.
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