Thank you for allowing our family to care for your family in your time of need. Our goal is to make your time with us as worry-free as possible, and create positive memories of this experience that will last for many years to come. Our family is here to serve you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We promise to answer your questions honestly, guide you with genuine compassion, and provide services with the fairest fees. Below are a few items that help to set us apart from other funeral and cremation service providers in our area.
If for any reason you are unhappy with the a service that we have provided, we will deduct that amount, as listed on our General Price List, from your final bill.
Our fees for services and merchandise are generally the most affordable prices in Morgantown. If you are comparing prices of other Morgantown funeral homes and find that our prices are higher for exact services and merchandise and present those prices to us in writing, we will match that price and then discount our services and merchandise another 5% for bringing it to our attention.
If within three years of first using our services your family has a need for funeral or cremation services for the spouse, children and their spouses, grandchildren and their spouses, or siblings and their spouses of the first served decedent, our prices for the identical services and merchandise, burial packages or cremation packages from the first service will be guaranteed, no matter if those prices have increased. The Family Loyalty Guarantee may also be applied to pre-arrangements made after the initial service has been performed. The same rules will apply to those wishing to set-up a funded pre-arrangement with our funeral home. The guarantee will not apply to un-funded or insurance assignment pre-needs.
*** The Family Loyalty Guarantee does not guarantee the costs of third party charges such as, but not limited to, newspaper fees, cemetery costs, flowers, death certificates, clergy honorariums, sales tax, etc.
Smith Funeral & Cremation care is truly Morgantown's most full service funeral & cremation provider. We are the only funeral home to have in house cemetery monument design company, Etched in Stone Monument Designs. Our monument design services are open to the general public, not just for clients we serve. Each family who selects our funeral home to handle the final arrangements of their loved ones also receive discounted rates from our monument design company on the cost of the memorial they select. We also offer monument death date engraving to existing monuments, cleaning, foundation resetting, and many other services related to cemetery memorials.
It is the policy of Smith Funeral & Cremation Care that all professional service fees of the funeral home for any child up to 17 years of age will be waived, and merchandise items will be reduced in price by 50%. For dependents ages 18-21, a total discount of 25% will be offered on our professional services and merchandise. Non-dependents ages 18-21 will be considered as normal pricing.
In the unfortunate event that any firefighter, police officer, EMT, paramedic or active military person dies in the active line of duty, Smith Funeral & Cremation Care will waive all professional service fees to their family. All retired persons and their spouses previously mentioned, or veterans of the United States Military will receive an additional 5% discount on all services and merchandise items selected.
Includes all funeral home / director services, local transfer of your loved one into our care, all necessary preparation, one day of viewing and funeral service on next day at our home or another local location; necessary automobiles, our complete guest register set with Life Tribute Memorial DVD Presentation, and any of the caskets listed in the plan descriptions. Additionally, the use of our children’s playroom, and our family lounge stocked with a light menu of your choice (see your director for more information) and refreshments will be provided at no cost to your family. You will see an overall discount selecting one of the listed packages, rather than making these purchases ala carte.
You may take a discount of $250.00 on any of these plans if viewing and funeral service are held on the same day. These are referred to as our limited plans.
Cash advance items such as, but not limited to newspaper obituary notices, clergy, flowers, cemetery fees, copies of certified death certificates, state sales tax, etc., are not included in any of these offerings.
Basic Tribute with 12 Ga. Steel Vault: $7,200.00
Basic Tribute without Vault: $6,000.00
Includes the choice of any basic 20 ga. non-gasketed steel casket from the Bradford series
Essential Tribute with 12 Ga. Steel Vault: $7,800.00
Essential Tribute: without Vault: $6,600.00
Includes the choice of any Argo series, McKinley (oversized), Valencia or Lasalle series 20 ga. gasketed steel casket, or the Longley veneer wood
Commemoration Tribute with 12 Ga. Steel Vault: $8,550.00
Commemoration Tribute without Vault: $7,350.00
Includes the choice of the following 18 ga. gasketed steel caskets:
Civic, Sterling, Affinity, Pearl Rose, 887 Keystone, 843 Series, Garrison, SPringfield & Sheffield
or the Ashford, Meredith, Livingston & Jackson Veneer woods.
Treasured Memory Tribute with 12 Ga. Steel Vault: $9,300.00
Treasured Memory Tribute without Vault: $8,100.00
Includes the choice of 887 Freedom, 887 Patriot, Marquette, Cameo Rose, Ivory Rose, 1761 Brushed Copper Pieta & 5085 Conwell 18 Ga. Gasketed Steel Caskets or the Dayton, Frederick or Harris poplar wood caskets.
Thoughtful Remembrance Tribute with 12 Ga.Galvanized Steel Vault : $10,950.00
Thoughtful Remembrance Tribute without Vault: $9,450.00
Includes the choice of either the Moonstone, Praying Hands, 3502 Brushed Hyacinth, 3965 Harvest, 3964 Medallion, Galaxy, Belmont or Newport gasketed stainless steel caskets, or the American Barn Wood, Barkley solid oak, Sovereign solid pecan and Carmen or Virginia solid maple wood caskets.
Helping Friends Tribute Plan with Casket & Basic Graveliner $5,495.00
Includes all professional services of the funeral home previously mentioned, with visitation and funeral all on the same day (90 minute visitation followed by funeral service, basic 20 ga. non-gasketed steel casket, polyguard graveliner, standard register book set, and only necessary automobiles will be used
Viewing and services are held between 9 AM and 2 PM Monday through Friday only, and scheduling will be held at the convenience of the funeral home. No changes or substitutions. Payment in full is expected by cash or check only.
Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff $2,200.00
Our charge includes general funeral counseling and conducting the necessary funeral arrangement conference; recording of vital statistics, securing necessary authorizations and permits; filing for and obtaining death certificate, as well as other forms and claims; preparation of newspaper notices and coordination of services plans with all third 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 funeral arrangements you select. It is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials and forwarding or receiving of remains.
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 a direct cremation or immediate burial.
Additional charge for autopsy and trauma, or organ donation repair is $150.00
Other Preparation of the Body
Dressing, Casketing and Cosmetology of Deceased $250.00
Hairdresser $35.00 for Men, $50.00 for Women
Special Restoration in Cases of Trauma/Disfigurement $50.00 Per Hour if Necessary
Preparation of body for identification prior to cremation $250.00
This charge includes the topical disinfection, bathing, dressing and placement of deceased in chosen or provided alternative cremation container or casket, and use of our funeral home for a private immediate family only visitation lasting no more than 30 minutes. No more than 10 people will be permitted into the funeral home for this private viewing This viewing must take place in our funeral home and will be scheduled Monday - Friday between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM Transportation of an un-embalmed body to another facility for identification viewing is not permitted.
Insurance Assignment Processing Fee 4% of Funeral Amount
Our policy is that no viewings or services will be held on Easter Sunday or Christmas day. Visitations on Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve and July 4th must conclude by 3:00 PM. Funeral services on Thanksgiving day and Christmas Eve must be scheduled no later than 12 Noon. Charges for the use of our funeral home or our staff and equipment for viewings and/or memorial services at other location on these aforementioned holidays will be doubled from those listed below.
Visitation/viewing at Funeral Home or other location (one day, generally up to four hours) $400.00
Each additional day of visitation is $275.00 per day or any portion thereof.
Funeral Service at Funeral Home or Other Location $400.00
Memorial Service at Funeral Home or Other Location $400.00
Transportation to and use of crematory facilities $350.00
Additional fees will apply for deceased persons whose combined body weight and weight of the chosen cremation container exceed 300 Lbs.
Conducting Simple Graveside Service $500.00
Use of Funeral Director for Disinterment / Re-interment $850.00
A licensed WV Funeral Director must be present at a disinterment and re-interment of human remains. This fee covers necessary time required, automobile and travel within 30 miles of our funeral home. Other expenses such as court costs (if necessary), legal fees cemetery fees etc. are not included in this fee.
Split Service Fee $250.00
Fee is assessed when funeral service and burial are not held consecutively on the same day. For instance, if funeral service is held at 11:00AM and immediately following the funeral service the family opts to hold a funeral luncheon or other activity which delays the burial to a later part of the day, this fee will be assessed.
Extended Shelter of Remains $200.00 Per Day after three (3) days
Unless the family can provide a reasonable set of circumstances for the delay of scheduling of services this fee will be applied with no exceptions. Circumstances that would cause for this fee to be waived are inclement weather, our own scheduling conflicts with other families that we are currently providing service to, impending
Prices charged for the use of our automotive equipment are based on transportation up to a 30 mile radius from the funeral home. A charge of $2.50 per loaded mile, per vehicle, will be added if the mileage exceeds 30 miles in any circumstance.
Transfer of Deceased from Place of Death to Funeral Home $300.00
For Residential Removal, Add $75.00
Limousine (seating for up to seven family members) $400.00
Lead Car / Utility & Flower Vehicle $150.00
Transfer of Deceased to/from Pittsburgh International Airport for Shipping (Flat Fee) $275.00
Complete Guest Registry $300.00
Includes the guest register book, memory folders or prayer cards, 50 acknowledgement cards, 12 laminated obituaries, keepsake memorial candle, our Life Tribute DVD Presentation, and heavy-duty weather-proof temporary grave marker if necessary.
Standard Guest Registry Package $200.00
Includes the guest register book, memory folders or prayer cards, 50 acknowledgement cards, four laminated obituaries and keepsake memorial candle.
Basic Guest Register Book Set $125.00
Includes the basic register book, memory folders or prayer cards, and 25 acknowledgement cards,
Standard Guest Register Book $60.00
Memorial Folds / Prayer Cards $45.00 Per 100
Acknowledgement Cards $10.00 Per 25
Personalized Memorial Candles $45.00 each
Laminated Obituaries $2.00 each
Funeral Programs (Includes Set-Up & Color Printing) $150.00 (1st 100 Copies)
Additional Programs are $1.00 Each
11 x 14 Canvas Portraits Single Prints - $75.00 Framed Prints $125.00
Life Tribute DVD Presentations: Up to 100 Photos - $150.00 Each picture over 100 is $.50 per picture.
Casket Lid Insert Panels From $159.00
Stainless Steel Keepsake Pendants & Chains (In-Stock Items) $60.00
Pendant with Chain $95.00
Keepsake Miniature Urns (In-Stock Items) $60.00
Use of Silk Floral Casket Spray $75.00
Air Shipping Tray $150.00
Combination Shipping Unit $200.00
Caskets $650.00 to $22,500.00 - A complete list of prices and item descriptions is found on pages 16 & 17.
Urns $60.00 to $595.00 - A complete list of prices and item descriptions is found on page 18.
Outer Burial Containers $925.00 to $17,500.00 - A complete list of prices and item descriptions is found on page 18.
16 x 20 Framed Oil Portraits with Overnight Delivery $350.00
Forever in Glass Cremation Jewelry & Life Print Keepsakes From $125.00
Filling Fee for Outside Cremation Merchandise $15.00 per piece
This fee is for items purchased from a source other than the funeral home, and when our staff is asked to fill these receptacles with cremated remains. This fee is not assessed when items are purchased from the funeral home.
Mailing Cremated Remains (Anywhere in Continental United States) $95.00
Forwarding Remains to Another Funeral Home $2,495.00
Our charge for this service includes local transfer of remains to funeral home; embalming (autopsy case is extra); basic services of Funeral Director and staff; air shipping container and transportation to Pittsburgh International Airport. This charge does not include viewing, funeral, other merchandise, special restoration, autopsy cases or shipping charges incurred by the airlines.
Receiving Remains from Another Funeral Home $2,495.00
This charge includes the basic services of the Funeral Director and staff; transportation from Pittsburgh International Airport; hearse to cemetery or crematory and conducting graveside service (but not merchandise, visitation or funeral service in our facility or another location, other preparation of the deceased or out of town transportation costs of the deceased to our funeral home).
Direct Cremations (Range of Prices) $2,400.00 - $16,350.00
Our charge for direct cremations include the basic services of the funeral director and staff; local transfer of the deceased from place of death to our funeral home; shelter and care of the remains until cremation takes place; transportation to and use of our cremation facilities; and medical examiner's cremation authorization. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without a covering). The containers we provide are basic corrugated containers. Our containers are provided for cremations free of charge.
Basic Direct Cremation with Container Provided by Client or by Funeral Home $2,400.00
Essential Direct Cremation with Alternative Container Provided by Client of Funeral Home $2,525.00
& Wood Temporary Container for Cremated Remains
Direct Cremation with Container Provided by Client or by Funeral Home and Metal Style Urn $2,650.00
Complete Direct Cremation with Alternative Container Provided by Client or by Funeral Home $2,800.00
and Cultured Marble Urn in several color choices.
Direct Cremation with Doe-Skin Cloth Covered Casket $3,250.00
Immediate Burials (Range of Prices) $3,250.00 - $25,725.00
Our charges include the basic services of the funeral director and staff; local transfer of the deceased from the place of
death to the funeral home; bathing, topical disinfection, dressing and casketing of the deceased; alternative casket
coach; and conducting of graveside service. It does not include embalming, visitation/viewing, funeral ceremonies of
any type or cash advance items.
Immediate Burial with Basic 20 ga. Steel Casket $4,000.00
Immediate Burial with Doe Skin Cloth Covered Casket $3,900.00
Immediate Burial with Container Provided by Purchaser
or with Casket Selected from our Funeral Home $3,250.00
Beginning July 1, 2019, The WV DHHR Indigent Burial Fund has dramatically changed its structure for allowable services and assistance grants.
When applying for this assistance, family members should know at the beginning of the process that your own personal financial records, bank statements and employment verification will be taken into account by WVDHHR. If the agency finds that you or your family have the means to pay the portion of the bill normally covered by the state, your application will be rejected and full prices for our services including sales tax will be charged.
West Virginia’s preferred method of disposition to qualify for assistance is now DIRECT CREMATION. Direct cremation is defined by the state as removal from the place of death (local), basic services of the funeral director and staff, the cremation process and return of the cremated remains in a temporary container. No viewing, memorial service or any other service the funeral home may provide can be incorporated into a direct cremation to qualify for assistance.
Should religious practices prohibit the body from being cremated, the state will then allow for DIRECT / IMMEDIATE BURIAL. Direct / Immediate Burial is defined as removal of the deceased from the place of death (local), basic services of the funeral director and staff, placement of deceased in a minimum cloth covered casket, and transportation of the casketed remains to a West Virginia cemetery. The funeral home is also no longer required to provide an outer burial container or clothing for the deceased. IF you choose a cemetery for burial that requires an outer burial container, one may be purchased from our funeral home. It will also be the responsibility of the family to provide clothing for the deceased.
The state of WV will reimburse the funeral home $1,000.00 for the services outlined above. The family will then be responsible for a $1,200.00 balance on our services and merchandise, making the total amount of either direct cremation or direct burial $2,200.00. The family’s balance of $1,200.00 may be broken up into payment installments beginning with a 50% deposit, and three $200.00 per month ACH direct debits. All other cash advance items such as certified death certificates, necessary permit fees, newspaper notices, cemetery fees, cemetery equipment rental fees, etc. are the sole responsibility of the family and must be paid for at the time of the arrangements conference.
There can be no deviations away from either the choice of direct cremation or direct burial. If your family opts to select services that are not a part of either of the choices outline above, any offer of assistance from the state will be eliminated. You will be charged our normal fees for services and merchandise and payment in-full will be expected before any services are scheduled.
Our staff will assist you in filling out the necessary forms and directing you properly to file for the assistance.
Non Gasketed 20 Ga Steel with Choice of Exterior & Interior Colors
Standard Series Gasketed 20 Ga. Steel Caskets with Choice of Exterior & Interior Colors $1,950.00
Includes Matthews Aurora Valencia, LaSalle, McKinley, Affinity & Wingate
and the Batesville Argo Line
Basic 18 Ga. Gasketed Steel Caskets with Choice of Exterior & Interior Colors $2,700.00
Includes Signet Supply In God’s Care and Kerrington, Batesville Casket Company Leo,
Schroeder Casket Company Going Home, and Matthews Aurora Civic, Sterling, Springfield,
Sheffield, Garrison,Neopolitan, 887 Keystone, Ridgefield, 843 Series & Pearl Rose
Platinum 18 Ga. Steel Caskets with Choice of Exterior & Interior Colors $3,500.00
Includes Matthews Aurora Cameo Rose, Marquette, Ivory Pearl, 1761 Brushed Copper Pieta,
5085 Conwell, 887 Patriot & 887 Freedom.
Gasketed Stainless Steel Caskets with Choice of Exterior & Interior Colors $4,500.00
Matthews Aurora 3502 Brushed Hyacinth, 3935 Harvest, 3964 Medallion and Galaxy,
Belmont and Newport Lines, and Signet Supply Praying Hands and Moonstone.
32 oz. Gasketed Solid Copper Caskets with Choice of Exterior & Interior Colors $7,250.00
Matthews Aurora Princeton, Lincoln and Pieta Lines
32 oz. Gasketed Solid Bronze Caskets with Choice of Exterior & Interior Colors $10,950.00
Matthews Aurora Court or 2299
48 oz. Gasketed Solid Bronze Caskets with Choice of Exterior & Interior Colors
Cloth Covered & Veneer Woods with Choice of Exterior Stains & Interior Colors
Poplar Woods with Choice of Exterior Stains & Interior Colors
Barnwood, Oak, Pecan & Maple Woods with Choice of Exterior Stains & Interior Colors
Solid Cherry, Walnut & Mahogany with Choice of Exterior Stains & Interior Colors
Accommodations Standard Oversized Caskets (Fits with Standard Size Outer Burial Container)
Accommodations Plus Oversized Caskets (Requires an Oversized Outer Burial Container)
Cremation Alternative Containers & Rental Caskets
In most areas of the country, state or local law does 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.
Basic Wood Box
Belmont Wood Urn
Crimson Delphia or Ashen Pewter
Franklin Cherry or Walnut Memento
Blue or Rose
Black, Green or Gray
Nickle Plated Metal
Companion Sheet Bronze
( Effective July 1, 2019)
Smith Funeral & Cremation Care expects payment to be secured, in full, at the time our services are rendered. This may be done by one of, or a combination of the following methods:
-Personal or Bank Certified Check
-All Major Credit Cards
-Verifiable Life Insurance Policy
-Pre-Paid Funeral Plan
-Combination of All Listed Methods
Smith Funeral & Cremation Care will not, and does not wait for payment from estate settlements. The financially responsible party must sign our statement of goods and services and pay for the services requested by one of the six (6) previously accepted methods of payment, then recoup their payment from the estate settlement.
Regarding Online Donation Sites
Smith Funeral & Cremation Care offers its own online donation program through our website provider, CFS. and those proceeds are made payable directly to our funeral home. We will not accept payment from another online donation source such as GoFundMe because the proceeds raised from those campaigns are not assignable to our funeral home. We also will not do this as a method of protection for the beneficiary of the online funding campaign. Many times, the amount of the funds raised are far more than what the actual cost of the funeral or cremation arrangements are. By using our site, not only are you guaranteeing that only the necessary funds raised will go directly to the funeral home, but also that no fraudulent activity is taking place. Ask your funeral director for more information.
Regarding Payments by Credit Card
We accept all major credit cards, but only the charges for our services and merchandise items will be listed on the statement of goods and services you receive during the arrangement conference. Cash advance items must be paid for by check or cash, or with your permission, the suppliers of the cash advance items will be given your credit card information for payment, if they accept credit cards. Otherwise, cash or a personal check will need to be given to the funeral home of the third party supplier for their goods or services.
Regarding Payment by Assignment of Life Insurance Policies
Insurance Policy Beneficiaries must provide all pertinent information on the policy or policies to be used for payment during the funeral arrangement conference. Once it has been determined that the policy is active, non-contestable, and assignable, the beneficiary is required to sign an assignment form for the amount of the funeral services requested, plus a service fee of 4% of the total funeral amount which covers any and all additional administrative costs, personnel time, etc. involved. If the insurance policy's death benefit does not cover the full amount of the funeral or cremation services requested, the remaining balance must be paid to Smith Funeral & Cremation Care at the time of the funeral arrangements conference.