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Immediate Burial

Immediate Burial

An Immediate Burial is when the body is taken directly from the place of death (or from the morgue) to the cemetery. Normally, the body stops at the funeral home just long enough to secure the death certificate and burial permit – and for the family to buy the cemetery plot, if needed. The body is then transported to the cemetery where it will be buried in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum crypt. With an Immediate Burial there is no funeral ceremony, visitation, grave side service, embalming or other body preparation.

When calling another funeral home to compare cost, it is important to ask how much the total invoice will be after they add in the cost of the alternative container (required by the crematory), Certified Death Certificates, an urn and the NC Sales Tax.

The immediate burial package includes:

  • Basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • Removal of remains (from within North Carolina)
  • Dressing and casketing
  • Local transportation to the cemetery
  • Your choice of metal or wooden casket from our Casket Price List
  • Register book
  • Three certified death certificates
  • NC sales tax

Although immediate burials do not include any type of formal ceremony, many families like to hold a get-together at a relative’s home following the burial or have a memorial service at their place of worship. This allows the family to get a sense of closure without incurring additional expenses from the funeral home.

We assist families throughout North Carolina and do NOT charge an additional mileage fee.

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Our Promise

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

Other Services

If immediate burial isn't right for your loved one, we have other services available:

We believe strongly in being straightforward with the families we serve. That's why we present all prices up-front, with taxes and fees already included.