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The ETM Cemetery Internment / Grave Plot Layout 1. Columbarium / Niches for Funeral Urns / Ashes to be stored in a PERMANENT RESTING PLACE 2. Mausoleum - Stately Building housing a Crypt/Tomb or Tombs 3. Platinum - Above Ground & Vaulted 4. Premium - Below Ground with Vertical Standing Markers 5. Standard - In-Ground with Flat or Horizontal Laid Markers 6. Veterans / Military - Special Veteran / Military Placement 7. Natural Cemeteries / Eco-Cemeteries / Green Cemeteries - Natural burials. Natural burials are motivated by the desire to be environmentally conscience and they are usually done in a natural woodland area with typical markings of a Tree / Bush / Rock.
ETM Premise Layout
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Our Prepaid Plot Internment Plans and Price Please see the specific Greek Letter Designations ABOVE **WEB / INTERNET / PHONE / VIRTUAL / IN-PERSON ORDERS PLACED ONLINE are NOW AUTHORIZED by the Mississippi Secretary Of State (SOS) - as certified by the certificate above for Cemetery Operations and Pre-Need Sales & Support** ETM uses PARTIAL.LY to allow Payment Term Plans. ... If Not TOTAL PAYMENT up front, we allow 25% Down to lock in your selection and automatically get 6 months to pay off the balance AND OPTIONALLY select 6 additional months (up to 1 year at 16% interest) as the STANDARD Plan to pay off the balance. Optional Plans are available - Speak to an ETM Administrator. Sixteen Percent (16%) is our Annual Straight Line / Simple Interest Rate for Financing Terms vs. Industry Normal 18%.
STANDARD - Section B (TOTAL Plots (TP) = 2320): Delta (TP 720): $850 Epsilon (TP 720): $1200 Zeta (TP 480): $1600 Eta (TP 240): $2000 Section B PRIME : (TP 180 @ BLOCKS 64 - 72): $8500 ***On a SPECIAL HILL WITH EXCEPTIONAL DISTINCTION***
PREMIUM - Section A (TOTAL Plots (TP) = 840): Theta (TP 280): $3000 MU (TP 280): $4500 Lambda (280): $6500 SPECIAL CUSTOM PRICE Military / Veteran Burial / Internment - Section C (TOTAL Plots (TP) = 700):V1 (TP 60): $2,500V2 (TP 180): $2,000V3 (TP 180): $1,500V4 (TP 140): $900V5 (TP 140): $800 PLATINUM - Section A (TOTAL Plots (TP) = 1400): Kappa (TP 280): $8000 Iota (TP 140): $10000 Pi (TP 140): $15000 Xi (TP 140): $18000 Omicron (TP 140): $21000 Nu (TP 140): $23000 Sigma (TP 140): $25000 Rho (TP 140): $28000 Tau (TP 140): $30000
Section A - Psi (TP 560): $SPECIAL CUSTOM PRICE Mausoleum / CryptsSection D - Phi (TP 640): $SPECIAL CUSTOM PRICE Columbarium / Niches: From $1,200 - $7,700 (See Cremation Detail Below) SPECIAL ORDER (TOTAL Plots (TP) = 1200): CALL AN ADVOCATE TO ORDER (Please Call for a quote: 662.532.5417 or Email: ETM-Email@Eden-Terrace-Memorials.com) ** The Secretary Of State for the State Mississippi REQUIRES a 5% Tax of the Sale Price to be collected INSTEAD of 15% In-Ground * ** For Mausoleum and Columbarium Sales*_________________________________________________________________ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PRE-NEED PRODUCT & SERVICE PRICES: *** ALL PRE-NEED PRODUCTS & SERVICES ARE FUNDED VIA INSURANCE TO ENSURE SURVIVORSHIP *** (Please Call for a quote: 662.532.5417 or Email: ETM-Email@Eden-Terrace-Memorials.com) 1. Open / Close Grave Service Fee: $750 - $2000 (Up to $3,000)2. Outer Burial Container / Vault: $500 - $7000 (Up to $13,000)3. Grave Marker (Standard): $500 - $4000 (Up to $11,000) & (Grave Slab Up to $15,000)4. Installation of Grave Marker / Headstone: $450 - $2000 5. Tent Service Fee: $150 - $500 TAXES: 1. State MANDATED Endowment Fee / Tax: 15% of Sales Price of Grave Plot (Goes into a Trust Fund for Grave Plots and Cemetery Upkeep / Maintenance PERPETUALLY or 4-EVER ) 2. State Tax Rate 7% & The City of Jackson Tax Rate 1% = Total 8% State & City Taxes 3. Administrative Service Fee: 1% - 5% depending on the Service/s (Credit Card Processing Fee / Etc) 4. Final Expense Insurance Cost are dependent on age and physical medical condition typically - let us quote you.
CREMATION DETAIL Types and Costs of Cremations
Cremations did not become legal in the United States until 1876 and by 1972 it had only 5% popularity. Now, the cremation rates have reached nearly 60% and are predicted to continually increase over the next few decades. Here is a look at the reasons for the rise in popularity, the expenses associated with it, the various types of cremations, and the average cost for cremation.
Rise in Popularity
There are many interesting factors that each play a role in the dramatic rise in cremations in the United States. One of the most common reasons why cremation is chosen over the full burial is the cost. There are also the geographic changes that people are making. Children and families are becoming more dispersed and aren’t visiting gravesites as often leaving them feeling more disconnected from their geographic origins compared to previous generations. In some states, there are fewer religious affiliations and an increase in non-English speaking immigrants who have their own traditions and cultures. Others may choose cremation because they see it as a more environmentally friendly option than burial.
While it is usually cheaper than having a burial, cremations are often accompanied by other expenses depending on what type of funeral is being done. There are three different options that most choose from. Some prefer to stay on the more traditional route and have a formal service in the funeral home or church followed by the cremation rather than the traditional burial of the casket. This service can be open or closed casket and in a rented or cremation casket.
According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the median cost for this type of service in 2017 was $6,260. This included the basic funeral home fee, the removal/transfer to the funeral home, embalming, the ceremony, and the cremation fee. On top of these costs, the family members also have to consider the cost of the cremation urn and the vault or cemetery monument or marker.
Some may prefer to have a memorial service rather than the full church service and cremation. The cremation itself often takes place privately the day or day after the death. The service does not have to take place until weeks or sometimes months after the passing away. The urn is usually present at the memorial service where it will then find its final resting place whether that be in the cemetery, home, or scattered in their favorite place. This costs an average of $3,000 according to the NFDA.
The third option is to keep things extremely simple and have a direct cremation which is the most basic type of service. The body is immediately cremated and returned home without any type of funeral, graveside service, or memorial. The Cremation Research Council claims the average cost of this is around $1,100 as one still has to pay for a vehicle to pick up the body to bring to the crematorium.
For those that want to spread the ashes, make sure to factor in the cost of a yacht or private plane services if you are hoping to do it in the sea or air respectively. Professionals who offer these services will often give the family member a certificate noting the time and place the ashes were scattered.
Future Outlook for Cremation
The Cremation Association of North America has predicted that the cremation rates will continue to increase over the next few decades. By 2035, the percentage could be as high as 78.8% due to the normalizing of cremation.
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Advantages of Prepaid Funerals
Prepaid Cremation, Funeral & Internment plans allow you to:
- Take control
- Have peace of mind
- Eases the burden
- Protects pensions & college funds - Life Insurance and Final Expense Insurance
Traditional funeral services and merchandise typically includes:
- Outer casket container
- Burial preparation
- Professional services (Video Tributes, Embalming, Graveside Services, Limosine, Receiving and Forwarding Remains, etc.)
- Visitation facilities
- Funeral ceremony (chapel, church, or graveside services)
- Transportation services (Unique about ETM, Everything CAN be ON-SITE) - Limited Transportation Needs
Speciaty services/merchandise includes:
- Direct burial
- Direct cremation containers
- Shipping and receiving services
- Memorial services
- Cremation urns
- Licensed Professional Life , Final Expense , Health , Annuities, and International Travel Health Insurance
- Licensed Professional Grief Counseling
Custom-built memorials are personalized tributes in granite, bronze or marble as options. They include statuary, monuments, benches and other types of memorials, and they are typically inscribed with names, dates, verses, mottos and more of the loved-one. A custom-built memorial can be placed near the site where someone is buried or can be a permanent reminder and a place for friends and family to visit and remember someone who was buried elsewhere. The cost of a custom-built memorial depends on the size, material and level of customization chosen. Private mausoleums are exclusive, custom-built, aboveground burial places usually for a prominent individual, couple or family. The person or family building the mausoleum works with a designer to customize the architecture of the structure as well as features such as bronze doors or stained-glass windows. A community mausoleum can hold hundreds or even thousands of crypts for aboveground casket burial. Typically constructed in granite, these are sometimes very large and stately structures. A garden mausoleum has only outdoor crypts. An indoor mausoleum is a climate-controlled building that’s comfortable for visitors even in very hot or very cold weather. Depending on the mausoleum and cemetery property, options can include single crypts, side-by-side crypts and companion crypts. These can be more affordable options and can still be personalized depending on your selection. Individual burial plots for in-ground casket burial are available in single depth or double depth options, depending on the cemetery. Burial plots can range in cost depending on the option you choose and its placement in the cemetery. Private gardens or Personal estates can include gated estates and hedge estates for in-ground casket burial. A gated estate is like a mini cemetery within a cemetery. Typically more than one person is buried there, and the property is kept private with a wall or fence and a gate. Similarly, a hedge estate typically has space for more than one burial; hedgerows indicate the perimeter of the private area. Lawn crypts are areas where outer burial containers are pre-installed. Lawn crypts come in single-depth and double-depth options. Not all cemeteries have lawn crypts available, so if you’re interested in this option, be sure to ask. Cemetery plot prices can vary widely depending on the property type and the cemetery chosen—and they are, of course, subject to inflation over time. When you plan a funeral ahead of time, you lock in the burial plot cost, making an objective decision when it comes to affordability and minimizing the financial burden to your family. ETM planners can assist you with prearrangement options with low monthly payments, cash, and final expense insurance.
Our Prepaid Funeral / Mortuary Plans NOTE: ALL Funeral and Mortuary Services are FUTURE Products & Services - TARGET March 2022 WHEN we recieve The Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service for Funeral Home Certification
The Alpha Plan
$2,300 - $7,700
The Beta Plan
$9,300 - $12,000
The Gamma Plan
$15,000 - $23,000
The Planning and Design Considerations are underway for the Community Mausaleum/s; Columbariums; and Niches RIGHT NOW. The Family and Personal Mausaleum/s are availble to be designed and constructed to your specific configuations TODAY!!!
A columbarium is a room or structure designed to house cremated remains. Columbaria are permanent memorials with banks of cremation niches (similar to cubbyholes but with secure fronts). A columbarium can be large or small, private or public. Some columbaria have glass-front niches, which allow you to see the cremation urns and personal artifacts displayed with them. Other columbaria have granite-front niches that can be engraved or memorialized with plaques. Some columbaria have both. Cremation gardens are sections of a cemetery set aside for cremated remains. Some cremation gardens allow for in-ground burial of urns. Others allow cremated remains to be scattered there. Some include benches, boulders, statues and more that are designed to hold cremation urns.As with more traditional burial options, cemetery plot costs can vary based on the type of property you choose. Your local Dignity Memorial provider can walk you through the cremation cemetery options in your area.
Is there help to pay for cemetery plot costs?Planning a funeral and paying for burial costs in a time of grief and loss can be very stressful. You may wonder if there are programs that help pay for funeral expenses and the costs that come with purchasing cemetery property.
Life insurance and/or final expense insurance can help, but it may not cover all the expenses. You’ll need to check your or your loved one’s policy for exact coverage or purchase one from ETM in advance.
Social Security and Veterans Administration (VA) burial benefits are also available but may be limited. They usually don’t pay enough to cover the full cost of the preferred funeral service and burial plot. Social Security may offer a one-time death benefit to a spouse in certain situations. The VA will pay up to $700 as an interment allowance, and that amount may be adjusted annually.
To find out which Social Security benefits you or your loved one qualify for, call 800-772-1213 or go to www.ssa.gov. For veteran benefits, contact the VA at 800-827-1000 or go to www.cem.va.gov.
If you are interested in making your final wishes known, download The Buyer's Guide to Cemetery Property. It will give you helpful information and answer many of your questions about burial options. A Dignity Memorial provider can help you take it from there.
Create a lasting legacyMany people don't realize the significance of choosing a final resting place. It is an important step in creating a family legacy, establishing a place of remembrance for future generations and paying tribute to a special life. Your ETM professionals are here to help.
When you have a pre-paid plan with a ETM provider and wish to transfer the plan to another location more than 75 miles away, every detail of your plan moves with you that the new destination support. All of our pre-paid plans are transferable and will be honored by any of the qualifying ETM providers in North America. That’s a promise. Restrictions apply.
If you place a life celebration with us, but at some point in the future, and for any reason, you would like to add to your plan with new arrangements, you can. With Lifetime Flexibility, if you want to make any changes to your plan, we are always available to discuss your many options. Restrictions apply. FREE ONLINE OBITUARY
EveryETM service comes with a free online obituary. Here, family members and loved ones can share photos and fond memories with no restricted access or cut-off dates.
BEREAVEMENT TRAVEL ASSISTANCE
We're here to help you get where you need to be. Your personal grief assistant will help with any travel arrangements related to a service. We'll help find you the best available options so that you can be with your loved ones when and where they need you.