Obituaries & Tributes

Immediate Need

Pre-Arrange Your Funeral

Contact Us

Site Search

A A A

Text Sizing

4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
479-646-5555
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
479-474-2523

Service Charges


We are pleased to provide you with a full disclosure of our Professional Service Charges.

To help you understand Funeral Costs we have prepared an outline of the categories that make up a funeral account. There are basically four sections that make up the total funeral account: Casket & Merchandise Selections, Professional Service Charges, Cash Disbursements and unfortunately the government imposed taxes on applicable items.

To aid consumers, legislation provides that all funeral homes must provide an itemized price list of all of their related Professional Service Charges as well as casket and merchandise charges. This list must be available at consumers' request without cost or obligation. 

We pride ourselves on always being one of the most reasonably priced funeral homes in the area, although many expect our charges to be much higher given the level of professionalism, quality of facilities and ethical standards. Consumers and families finally can learn first hand that there is a difference and families needn't fall into the trap of traditional loyalty many funeral homes attempt to count on. Today, being good is not good enough.  


We trust that this service will give you one more reason to give the Ocker-Putman Funeral Homes serious consideration when seeking a funeral home that is pro-actively working towards providing you the highest standards of services and facilities while offering sensible and affordable solutions. 

   

CASKET & MERCHANDISE SELECTIONS

This section is specific to the casket that a family selects. All of our caskets and merchandise is priced separately - meaning the price you see for the casket is for the casket itself with no other items included that can often become confusing to families. Some of the other types of merchandise you might find in these section of the funeral account are: Burial Vaults, Cremation Urns and Stationary packages.  Again, each is itemized based on your selection and a total is itemized under the "Casket & Merchandise Selections." As always, you are free to purchase or acquire these items from any other funeral home or other source. Receiving funeral homes cannot charge any handling or administration fees when a casket is purchased elsewhere.

   

CASH DISBURSEMENTS

Cash Disbursements are as they imply. To aid the families we serve, we will cover third party expenses and place them on our account as a convenience until the estate is understood.

Strict legislation ensures that these items are not marked up and only the exact "cost" is included on the funeral account. Typical cash disbursements might include:

  • Newspaper Notices
  • Clergy Honorariums
  • Cemetery Charges
  • Coroner's Cremation Certificates
  • Reception Catering
   

 

Our Services

We understand that it is not always possible to pay respects in person, & hope that this small token will help. You can search for your loved one using the form below.

Loading Services ...

Click here to have our funeral service notifications delivered to your email

Providing your email address will allow us to notify you of recent obituaries.

Book of Memories™

Memorialization at its best, any family member or friend can take advantage of this free service by creating an account and a book to memorialize their loved one.

Daily Grief Support by Email

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our daily grief support email, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

Weekly Email Tips to Support a Grieving Friend

Those grieving are in great need of support. If a close friend has recently experienced a loss, fill out the form below to subscribe to our weekly tips and find out how you can be most helpful.

Proudly Serving the Communities of Fort Smith, Crawford County, and Sebastian County
479-646-5555 Ocker-Putman Funeral Homes | 4500 Jenny Lind Road | Fort Smith, AR 72901 | Fax: (479) 646-6598 | Email: ockerputman@cox-internet.com 479-474-2523 Ocker-Putman Funeral Homes | 700 Jefferson St. | Van Buren, AR 72956 | Fax: | Email: 479-632-3444 Ocker-Putman Funeral Homes | 917 Hwy 64 East | Alma, AR 72921 | Fax: | Email: 479-646-5555 Ocker-Putman Funeral Homes | 4500 Jenny Lind Road | Fort Smith, AR 72901 | Fax: (479) 646-6598 | Email: ockerputman@cox-internet.com 479-646-5555 Ocker-Putman Funeral Homes | Ocker-Putman Funeral Homes | 4500 Jenny Lind Road | Fort Smith, AR 72901 | Fax: (479) 646-6598 | Email: ockerputman@cox-internet.com