FAQ - Information

What information do I need to bring with me when making funeral service arrangements?

Many families are facing a multitude of decisions when a love one passes.  In an attempt to assist you with the arrangements for your love one, the information below serves as a guide. 

Information to fill out the death certificate:

  • Decease full legal name
  • Occupation (if retired, what they did most of their life)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Address of Residency
  • Spouse name (Maiden name if female)
  • Father's name
  • Father's place of birth
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Mother's place of birth
  • Place of disposition
  • Discharge papers if veteran
  • Educational background

You need to:  (we can assist you with the below listed items if you need our help)

  • Contact you minister and establish time and place of service.  Also find out if a musician is available to you.
  • Decide what cemetery you would like to use.
  • For a veteran, have or get the DD214 for burial in order to obtain a flag and to bury in a national cemetery. (National Cemeteries are not open on weekends)

We will provide you with:

  • The proper form and information to place the obituary in the newspaper.
  • A general price list to assist you in purchasing services, casket and any other merchandise.
  • An itemized contract and discuss payment arrangements.

Note:  We ask that you bring the clothing doing the arrangement or the day after the casket selection.  Clothing includes everything except shoes.  If desiring a wig, please present with clothes.  If a beautician is a desire, we can provide one or you may provide you own.