Steer clear of Clines Mortuary!
Someone very close to me recently passed away. Cookie Cline was hired to do the funeral and make the arrangements, typical funeral director stuff. I should mention that my family is far from 'well-off', so we put together a pretty modest funeral and bought the casket elsewhere. We were charged nearly $9k for his services, which had to be paid in full before anything happened, forcing us to take out a loan until the insurance arrives. This was non negotiable, and he already had our loved one.
Then the night of the wake... It was held in Victoria, where the paneling on the walls is still from the 70's, end tables and desks were all water stained with the finish coming off, and the mens room was out of order. I along with numerous people heard Cookie cussing freely, being extremely condescending when asked questions, also being exceptionally rude to mothers with fussy babies or children (almost yelling), and telling jokes about his dick and circumcision. On top of all this, he began taking down flowers at 8:30 and rudely forced us to leave the funeral home at 8:37pm. ("Time to go to your cars guys. Time to go home.") That doesn't seem like a big deal until you think about the few *minutes* you have left to see someone you cared about forever.
The day of the funeral, he knowingly allowed someone to 'sneak' something into the casket without the spouses consent, which wasn't realized until later in the day after it was all said and done. Immediately after finishing services at the cemetery (which was unmowed with grass 8" tall, pallbearers nearly tripped multiple times), Cookie instructed us all to leave, citing the luncheon as his reason. He literally told someone to grab the sobbing spouses wheelchair and take her to the car because people are waiting on her.
Overall, my family paid Cookie Cline almost $9k (services only, casket not included) for an outdated, unmaintained facility where he was extremely rude and disrespectful while putting forth an unacceptably minimal amount of work or care.
All this being said, I beg you to reconsider choosing Clines Mortuary should you find yourself in a position that requires the type of services he offers... This is far from the mortuary Harold Cline operated. For the sake and dignity of your loved one, find a different funeral director. Please share this so others know what they might expect when hiring Cookie Cline.
Posted: Jun 12, 2015
I really do not know how to e-mail. I was hoping this would work. I am trying to ask the family of AJ Farris to contact a special friend of AJ's, my father in-law Clyde Garcia whose telephone number is 719-580-2588. AJ & Clyde worked side by side for many many years. Will you please forward this for me? I HOPE.
Thank You: John
Posted: Aug 20, 2013
Greenville, South Carolina
I have been there msny times. It is a lovely place. A place to remember your fruends with nyour friends.God Blss!!! ELeanor Ballenger
Posted: Nov 18, 2012
Hampton Cove, Alabama
WARNING!! Takes money from grieving families after the deceased has paid for arrangements AND then doesn't honor the arrangements signed for.
Posted: Nov 12, 2012
I have dealt with Angel Heights Funeral Home during 2 of the worse times in my life..The passing of my mom & aunt.. All I can say is..."IF U WANT IT DONE RIGHT...CALL ANGEL HEIGHTS!!!""
Posted: Jan 28, 2013