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Pre-Arrangements


Set an Appointment

This is scheduled time with us to discuss all the options and decisions which must be made. We can meet at the funeral center (or we can meet you at your residence or other location if you desire) to complete the details of the arrangements.

Information Needed

For the appointment, we will ask you to have information and items which will be needed to complete the death certificate, such as:

  • Date and place of birth (city and state)
  • Parents names, including mother’s maiden name
  • Marital status and spouse’s full name
  • Education information
  • Social security number
  • Veteran’s information including discharge papers (DD214)
  • Occupation

Decisions to Be Made:

  • Choose the disposition for the deceased, either burial, cremation, or entombment
  • The location of the services- this can be at our facility, your church, or other facility which is appropriate for hosting services
  • Who will be officiating the service (Clergy, Celebrant, or Other)
  • Set the time for the service
  • Compose the obituary with our assistance if you wish (there is no additional fee for this service). The information can include: age, place of birth, list of surviving family members, list of pre-deceased family members (if desired), occupation, education, memberships, military service, hobbies and activities, the details of the service, donations to a particular charity (if desired). Again, we will help you with the obituary and post it on our website, plus submit it to any appropriate newspapers (if desired).
  • Determine the number of certified copies of the death certificate you will need, and we will order them for you
  • Identify family/friends to serve at pallbearers, people in poor health can be named honorary pallbearers

Things You Need to Bring In

  • Clothing (including any special instructions)
  • Photos for the video collage (Video DVD Tribute)
  • Veteran Discharge papers (if applicable)
  • Pre-arrangement documentation (if applicable)
  • Cemetery lot documentation (if applicable)

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