Pre-Planning Information

Transfer Arrangements

 One important consideration is if you have pre-funded your funeral at another funeral home and want those arrangements brought to our funeral home.  In short, all you have to do is complete our "Transfer of Assignment Form." You do not need to contact the other funeral home, we will take care of all documentation and forms for you.


This is a very simple process and will be explained to you fully.  Georgia law requires that pre-funded funerals be totally transferable at the individuals request.  At Higgins LaGrange Chapel, we go another step in that we honor your pre-arranged funeral dollar for dollar.  In most cases, your family will probably receive money back at the time of your death because our prices are reflective of a local family owned funeral home.  Funerals that have been pre-paid in the state of Georgia can only be honored at the funeral home's current prices at the time of your death.  The family will never, per Georgia law, be charged more for those services if they have been pre-paid in full, but the servicing funeral home must reimburse any overage in your funeral account to your family once services have been rendered.


Traditional Funeral

Tradition is important when it comes to planning your final tribute.  In this option, you may choose to have visitation in our spacious state rooms followed by a funeral service in our chapel, your church or at the graveside of your loved one.  Each of these options can be fully explained to you further by one of our trained licensed staff.   We offer a full range of caskets, outer burial containers and other items that may be needed to meet your expectations.  One of our licensed staff will be glad to present all your options.



Cremation is the choice of many families.  This option allows the family to plan the perfect memorial to fit their needs.  We offer options from direct cremation, cremation with a memorial service or a full funeral service followed by cremation.  These options are structured to fit the desires of the family as well as meet their financial expectations.   We offer a full range of cremation products from urns, cremation caskets, cremation jewelry, and other cremation memorial products.



Shipping and receiving of remains

It is our goal to provide every need your family may have.  We will arrange to transport your loved one to an out of town location, including transportation via the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.  We will arrange all flight information for your loved one including working with the receiving Funeral Home.

In addition, we will work with forwarding Funeral Homes to arrange to have your loved one brought to LaGrange for services and burial.  We will handle all the details to assure your wishes are followed.



Fallen Hero program

We honor our fallen heroes with a very special program. The services of  any active military personnel killed in active duty, local police or fire personnel killed in the line of duty will be conducted at no cost to the family.  We consider it our honor. 



Military Recognition

We take great pride in providing services for our men and women that have defended our country.  My Grandfather, an important part of our company two decades ago, fought in World War ll, and we have a special place in our hearts for veterans.  We will file all V.A. benefits that you are entitled to as well as arrange for a  MILITARY ESCORT at the service of your loved one.  We also will coordinate with the various National Cemeteries for burial of our veterans.  With your discharge papers brought to us, we will be able to secure an American Flag, file for a V.A. headstone, as well as other honors afforded our Veterans.



Aftercare Services

We do not just conduct a funeral or cremation service and forget you until you have another death in your family.  We contact you with special remembrances during the year and provide a MEMORIAL CHRISTMAS SERVICE for the community to honor your loved one.  We will gladly direct you to many support groups and counseling options that you may wish to be a part of following the death of your family member or friend.