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The Memorial Society of Georgia

The Memorial Society of Georgia, incorporated in 1973, is a non-profit, consumer-education organization dedicated to encouraging and assisting individuals in making preparations in advance for those needs that inevitably arise as one approaches life's end.

The Society has formal commitments from licensed funeral directors to provide cremation or burial for a pre-determined, minimum cost. An individual joins the Society through application and payment of a nominal lifetime membership fee. The fee includes dependent children under the age of 18. There are no annual dues. The member receives copies of a pre-arrangement form on which to record the funeral director selected and the type of service desired. Upon death of a member, the family or representative notifies the funeral director and all necessary steps follow automatically. In addition to facilitating pre-planning for the disposition of ones remains, the Society provides educational services that are available to individuals or groups that offer information about a broad range of topics that are related to end-of-life planning.

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The funeral director provides the following services after notification by the family:

• Simple Cremation - $1,095
Pickup the body in local area.*
Procure necessary documents and permits.
Cremate remains.
Provide temporary plastic container for ashes.

• Simple Burial - $2,050
Pickup the body in local area.*
Procure necessary documents and permits.
Supply a wooden casket.
Transport casket to cemetery.
Simple interment service.

Memorial Society funeral directors are full service professionals who can provide additional services at modest cost.

• Not included in basic services.
Embalming (performed only at family request or in unusual circumstances).
Opening or closing of grave or any other cemetery charge.
State and local taxes.
Charges for newspaper notices.                                             Death Certificates

*No charge within 30 miles of chosen funeral home; additional miles at minimal charge.

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Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

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