Dignified Cremation- $3,995

The Basic Service Fee includes gathering vital information, filing, and retrieving requested copies of death certificate, filing for veteran’s death benefits, assisting with filing life insurance claims and with placing obituaries. This package also includes local transportation, refrigeration, and crematory fee.

Payment is expected once arrangements have been completed.

  • Use of our parlor for a private viewing for 10-12 immediate family members and spending up to one hour with your loved one, Monday thru Friday during regular business hours (weekends are available for an additional fee)
  • Beautiful hardwood tray for viewing, with fiberboard cremation insert for cremation
  • The return of death certificates, as well as your loved one’s cremated remains, will be expedited pending final cremation approvals
  • Your choice of any urn up to a credit of $250 from our selection catalog
  • If you would be interested in a celebration of life service or a traditional cremation service, please give us a call.

Simple Cremation – $3,395

The Basic Service Fee includes gathering vital information, filing, and retrieving requested copies of the death certificate, filing for veteran’s death benefits, assisting with filing life insurance claims and with placing obituaries. This package also includes local transportation, refrigeration, and crematory fee.

Payment is expected once arrangements have been completed.

  • Private family-only ID viewing may include up to 5 or 6 immediate family members and you may spend up to 20 minutes with your loved one, Monday thru Friday during regular business hours (weekends are available for an additional fee)
  • Cardboard cremation container
  • The return of death certificates, as well as your loved one’s cremated remains, will be expedited pending final cremation approvals
  • Your choice of any urn up to a credit of $200 from our selection catalog

Direct Cremation- $2,495

The discounted Basic Service Fee includes gathering information for death certificate, filing, retrieving requested copies, applying for flag from VA, and assisting with placing obituaries. This package also includes local transportation, refrigeration, and crematory fee.

Payment is expected once arrangements have been completed.

  • Requested ID view may take place for 1 immediate family member, once all final cremation approvals have been received and deceased is in Cardboard cremation container, ready for cremation
  • Death certificates, as well as your loved one’s cremated remains, will be returned within days of receiving final cremation approvals
  • Your choice of any urn up to a credit of $125 from our urn catalog

Limited Cremation- $1,095

This is our most basic cremation package, as we discount all of our itemized fees due to limited services provided. You send us information for the death certificate, and we will file it and retrieve requested copies, and also assist with placing an obituary. This package also includes local transportation, refrigeration, cardboard cremation container, and crematory fee. 

Payment is expected once arrangements have been completed.

  • We may meet in person during regular business hours once you have sent us the vital information for the death certificate, or everything may be completed online. Please make sure the information you send us is legal and correct. Changing anything on a death certificate once it is filed with the state is time consuming and can be expensive
  • We are available to meet on weekends for an additional fee
  • We may also provide other services for additional fees, upon request
  • We have a catalog with many options of urns to choose from

 

“When everyday words and actions are inadequate, the ritual of ceremony provides a needed structure of what to say and do.”

~ Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Grief Counselor and Grief Educator

Why Choose Milam?


Before choosing a funeral home, ask “Is the funeral home independent, and locally owned and operated?” We are proud to be a family owned and operated funeral home. Established in 1926, we are third generation in the Family funeral service. It is very important to choose a funeral home and a funeral director you have faith in. The time surrounding the death of a loved one is difficult, and the most important responsibility of any funeral director should be to have empathy, and make this difficult time a little easier and less stressful. Our licensed professionals are not commission-driven, so every family is treated with the utmost dignity and respect, and with no sales pressure.

Choosing a professional funeral director who handles every family and every request with compassion and understanding may be the most important decision a family has to make. Please read our comparison chart below for FUNERAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS and DIRECT DISPOSERS.

If you are in immediate need or have a question please call us any time, any day and one of our representatives will be able to assist you.

FUNERAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS

Education:

  • Intense 2 years education for an AS degree, a 1-year state-certified on the job training internship, as well as passing the National Board Exam, then the State Law Exam.
  • Renew state license every 2 years.
  • Renewal requires 13 CEUs, including 1 communicable disease course.

Services:

Pick up from place of death, refrigerate or embalm, cremate, give families an opportunity to see and spend time with their loved one once more, meet with families to gather information for death certificates, help with obituaries, help file life insurance, and help with veteran survivor benefits. We are generally able to return loved ones’ cremated remains rather quickly, depending on how swiftly the paperwork is processed. We help families and other survivors begin to heal, by offering various ways to gather with each other and with friends, and help plan meaningful events, such as funerals, viewings, visitations, receptions, etc. We also help families hold a more traditional service with or without a viewing, even when cremation is the option for final disposition. Ceremonies help begin the healing process.  

DIRECT DISPOSERS

Education:

  • 1 semester containing 2 classes: Mortuary Law and Ethics.
  • Renew license every 2 years.
  • Renewal requires 7 CEUs, including 1 communicable disease course.

Services:

Very limited to only picking up from place of death, refrigerate, gathering information for death certificate, and cremation. Because Direct Disposers generally run at a much higher call volume than a funeral home, it may take weeks to return loved ones’ cremated remains. Make sure you ask how long it will take before your loved ones’ cremated remains will be returned.

(F.S. Chapter 497.601)

There can be many reasons why prices vary amongst providers. As a licensed funeral home, we can provide many things that the direct disposer cannot by law offer to you, such as announcements of memorial services in the newspaper, opportunities for family members to gather and say goodbye, as well as professionally conducting memorial services.

Per Florida Statutes, F.S.497.601(2):

Direct disposers or funeral directors functioning as direct disposers may not, in their capacity as direct disposers, sell, conduct, or arrange for burials, funeral services, memorial services, visitations, or viewings; hold themselves out to the public as funeral directors, or use any name, title, or advertisement that may tend to connote that they are funeral directors. These prohibitions shall apply regardless of the fact that such individuals may be licensed as funeral directors.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!

In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!