Benjamin Cockrum
B: 1931-02-14
D: 2018-12-09
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Cockrum, Benjamin
William Rigney
B: 1959-09-23
D: 2018-12-08
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Rigney, William
Martin Ramos
B: 1965-11-28
D: 2018-12-07
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Ramos, Martin
Bobby Talley
B: 1929-11-18
D: 2018-12-05
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Talley, Bobby
Gene McIntosh
B: 1952-08-10
D: 2018-12-04
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McIntosh, Gene
Chadd Sullivan
B: 1974-11-12
D: 2018-11-30
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Sullivan, Chadd
William Hornsby
B: 1944-01-21
D: 2018-11-29
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Hornsby, William
Grace Schiller
B: 1921-10-14
D: 2018-11-28
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Schiller, Grace
Imogene Jones
B: 1930-06-15
D: 2018-11-27
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Jones, Imogene
Bill Evans
B: 1932-11-25
D: 2018-11-25
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Evans, Bill
Sherry Naivar
B: 1974-06-17
D: 2018-11-24
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Naivar, Sherry
Charles Johnson
B: 1964-05-28
D: 2018-11-24
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Johnson, Charles
Lillie Shoemake
B: 1938-06-17
D: 2018-11-23
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Shoemake, Lillie
Lois Groves
B: 1947-07-23
D: 2018-11-16
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Groves, Lois
Carl Huff
B: 1943-10-29
D: 2018-11-15
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Huff, Carl
Marie Adams
B: 1926-02-25
D: 2018-11-10
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Adams, Marie
Weldon Yielding
B: 1926-03-16
D: 2018-11-10
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Yielding, Weldon
Sondra Huber
B: 1935-10-26
D: 2018-11-09
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Huber, Sondra
Joyce Millender
B: 1951-02-17
D: 2018-11-08
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Millender, Joyce
Michael Smith
B: 1956-05-06
D: 2018-11-04
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Smith, Michael
Gary Girnus
B: 1964-07-31
D: 2018-11-03
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Girnus, Gary


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14 W Barton Avenue
Temple, TX 76501
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Professional Services of Funeral Director & Staff
Professional Services of Funeral Director & Staff $1,895 (required)
 Our basic service charge for funeral director and staff includes, but is not limited to, responding to your initial request for services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, arrangement conference with family members or responsible individuals, preparing and filing death certificate, securing all burial or cremation authorizations, preparation of all forms required by various government agencies, preparation and placement of obituary notices, planning, coordinating and supervising funeral arrangements with clergy, cemetery, crematory, grave service and others. Also included in our service charge are overhead expenses relative to our facility such as professional licensing, insurance, building and grounds maintenance, utility expenses, secretarial, administrative and record keeping costs, equipment and inventory expenses, legal and accounting fees and taxes. This fee for our basic service and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials and forwarding or receiving remains.)
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Embalming Services
Embalming Services $400
 Embalming process, chemicals, bathing, shampooing the hair. Embalming is not required by law. However, embalming may be necessary 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 the arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.
Embalming of an Autopsied Person $475
Refrigeration $300
 If embalming is not desired and no viewing/visitation is going to take place then refrigeration is required. For extended periods of storage (4 or more days) a fee per day is assessed.
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Other Preperations of the Body
Cosmetology, Dressing, and Casketing $80 (required)
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Use of Facilities & Staff for a Funeral
Here you can decide whether or not you would like the funeral service to be held at our chapel or at another venue.  
Use of facilities & staff for a funeral service in our chapel $275
 This is a service with the embalmed body IS present.
Use of facilities & staff for a funeral service at a church other than our chapel $275
Use of equipment & staff for a graveside service $200
 This service is held at the graveside with no service being held at our funeral home other than a possible family and friend visitation.
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Use of Facilities & Staff for a Visitation/Viewing/Rosary
Use of Facilities & Staff for a Visitation/Viewing/Rosary Per Day $150  Quantity 
 This fee is assessed for a visitation/viewing that is held after 5 PM. For a family and friend visitation/viewing we provide fresh coffee, punch and cookies for the convenience of our families. If this service is desired then we do REQUIRE that the deceased be embalmed.
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Automotive Equipment Services
Removal vehicle &staff within a 35 mile radius of Temple $300 (required)
Funeral coach/hearse $200 (required)
Mileage outside of a 35 mile radius of Temple $2  Quantity 
 We charge per loaded mile. We base our charges off of Google maps address to address.
Transportation to Austin Airport $250
Transportation to DFW Airport $350
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Stationary Packages
This link will allow you to view available stationary packages we keep on hand.    
Keepsake stationary package $150
 Our beautiful keepsake packages include a customized register book, 100 customized funeral folders, 50 acknowledgement cards and a laminated keepsake bookmark.
Catholic keepsake stationary package $185
 Our beautiful Catholic keepsake package includes a customized register book, 100 customized funeral folders, 50 acknowledgement cards, laminated keepsake bookmark, a beautiful keepsake Crucifix & Rosary.
Standard Registry Book without stationary package (Plain white) $50
Memorial funeral folders (Plain white) 100 ct. $50
Acknowledgement cards (Plain white) 50 ct. $25
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Open & Closing of the Grave (Digging)
Hillcrest Cemetery Temple, TX $1,025
 This fee is the opening/closing fee plus a mandatory cemetery maintenance fee of $175.
Bellwood Cemetery Temple, TX (M-F 9 AM - 4 PM) $875
Bellwood Cemetery Temple, TX (M-F 4 PM or later) $950
Bellwood Cemetery Temple, TX (Sat 9 AM - 4 PM) $1,000
Bellwood Cemetery Temple, TX (Sat 4 PM or later) $1,150
Temple Garden of Memories (M-F before 2 PM) $1,330
Temple Garden of Memories (M-F after 2 PM & Sat before 2 PM) $1,480
Temple Garden of Memories (Sat after 2 PM) $2,298
Most all other area cemeteries $875
 This is the standard fee for almost all other county cemeteries in Bell Co. For the most up to date price the cemetery and/or grave digger would have to be contacted.
Veteran being buried at a state or national veterans cemetery $0
 A qualified veteran being buried at a state or national veterans cemetery is no cost. It has already been earned.
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Grave Vaults/Liners
Hillcrest Cemetery, Bellwood Cemetery and Temple Garden of Memories Cemetery all require the casket to be placed into a grave vault/liner.  If you are unsure whether the cemetery of your choice requires a grave vault/liner or not please contact us at the funeral home.  Most county cemeteries do not require a vault/liner.  
14 Gauge Steel Liner $775
Concrete Liner $1,000
Clark Vault $1,195
 This is a Clark 12 Ga standard steel sealing vault.
Veteran being buried at a state or national cemetery $0
 For a qualified veteran being buried at a state or national veterans cemetery a liner is provided at no cost. The liner has been earned.
No grave liner/vault $0
 Some area cemeteries do not require a liner or vault. Contact us to see if the cemetery of your choice has this requirement or not.
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For this price quote builder we have included our two least expensive caskets.  We have many other caskets to pick from.  For a full list of caskets call or stop by the funeral home.  
Alex $775
 This casket is a 20 Ga non-sealing steel casket finished in a bronze exterior with a beautiful crepe interior.
Jackson $995
 This is a 20 Ga non-sealing steel casket that comes in 6 different exterior finishes and lined with a beautiful crepe interior.
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Police Escort
Funeral Procession Police Escort $375
 Bell Co requires a police escort for any funeral procession going from a church to the cemetery. If this is not desired no procession will take place and all in attendance can reconvene at the cemetery following all traffic laws.
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Life Tribute Video
Tribute DVD $50
 This is a DVD movie that can be played on any standard DVD player that is made up of pictures a family can bring in of the person who has passed away. A video tribute is a great way to not only capture a life well lived for a funeral, but also to save that memory for years to come.
Additional copies of the DVD $7  Quantity 
 This is the price for additional copies of the first DVD purchased. Although we can make copies of the DVD, to save from having to buy extra copies of the DVD it IS able to be copied by the family.
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State Certified Death Certificates
We can obtain, for the family, state certified copies of the death certificate at the time of death.  We charge what the State of Texas charges.  
First copy $21
 State Certified Death Certificate
Additional death certificates $4  Quantity 
 State Certified Death Certificates
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