When someone dies out-of-town, who do I call first?
WHAT TO DO FIRST
CALL US DAY OR NIGHT
We take charge from then on and make all the arrangements for conveying of the deceased to the local funeral home for embalming and preparation for return to their home state. You only need contact us with some basic information and call us when you return to set a time for an arrangement conference. For us to assume the costs as outlined, the death must have occurred in one of the forty-eight contiguous states and you must call us direct so we can engage our representatives at the place of death. (NO need to contact another funeral firm where the death occurs. We will gladly do this for you.)
OUR NETWORK OF FUNERAL HOMES THROUGHOUT THE U.S.
We make all necessary phone calls and contacts on your behalf. This eases the burden of you having to contact multiple funeral homes and staff members. We have affiliations with funeral homes in every city, in every state to better serve you.
WHAT DO YOU SAVE?
We pay all most normal out-of-town costs except cash advances. These normal charges include out-of-town removal service, standard embalming, transfer of remains to airport, outer transfer container, all documents for transfer and burial, out-of-town funeral facilities, professional staff and services. This means your only additional costs are transportation and transfer of remains to the funeral home from the airport. Since we use a light weight transfer casket and outer container we help to keep the air fare to a minimum.
If a family member dies while traveling outside the United States, the U.S. Embassy will come to your assistance. You should call us immediately when a death occurs abroad. We are well-versed in the procedures for returning the deceased to the United States