My dad passed away Jan 07, before his passing he had prepaid his cemetary plot, headstone and opening and closing of the grave which is located in Charlotte NC. he has lived in Jax Fl for over 50 years, so I felt we would have service in Jax and then flew him to Charlotte for his final resting place. The service here was over $4k, then I had to pay for his flight to NC, then the funeral home in Charlotte picked up the casket from the airport, drove him approx 8 miles to the funeral home, that cost was over $4k. Dad was also a veteran of WWII, and I was told he would be given a FREE marker from the VA, however the cost to have it put down was an additional $750.00, I feel this was highway robbery, and have decided when my mom passes, and as morbid as it may sound, I will drive her to Charlotte, to save the cost of over $4k. They definately get you when your down and vulnerable.