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Funeral costs continue to rise

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The cost of burying a loved one continues to grow every year.

Heather Quinn’s cousin died unexpectedly at the age of 34.

With no prearrangements, the family had to move fast with planning his funeral.

“It was very inhumane the way my cousin was laid to rest,” she said.

After an unpleasant and troubling experience, Quinn said she wants others to learn from what her family went through.

Since the year 2000, the average funeral cost has climbed by more than $2,000, according to the National Funeral Directors Association.

But there are ways people can save heartache, time and even money — like shopping around for the right funeral home.

Andrew Cumby’s family runs a funeral home in High Point and said most places offer a wide range of services.

Cumby said people can pick and choose what’s important for their service down to the smallest detail.

6 comments

  • jon333444

    This article makes no sense. Was it just an advertisement for Cumby Funeral home or something?? It so it wasn’t very good. That quotes are random and don’t seem to make sense….the burial was inhumane?? So over 14 years the cost of a funeral has rose….hasn’t everything else? How much was a car 14 years ago? Or even a gallon of gas. Gas has more than tripled! Everything is more expensive than it was 14 years ago and I’m sure the cost to run and operate a funeral home have risen was well. Fox 8 either needs to get their facts straight or delete this joke of a story.

    • JustNobody

      I can see what you are saying…Perhaps Fox8 should stick with recipes and school closings, during the summer too..

    • BILLY AND RETA MEDFORD

      WE CAN ONLY PRAY THAT YOU BEG GOD FOR FORGIVENESS FOR THIS BLASPHEMY.AND ASK HIM TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. PRAYING FOR YOU……

  • Jay

    The reporter should be ashamed of himself for producing such a shoddy story. Did he know even enquire at the cemetery about why the vault was being placed in the grave like it was. Its usually because conditions such as excess rains make the graves cave in. Its too dangerous to do it any other way. And the Burlington funeral director he interview has been all over the papers for doing illegal things. He just lost his license the day fox 8 aired the report. Extremely poor reporting. Just one more thing. Life insurance is very cheap young people!

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