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.
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
Social security number
Veteran’s information including discharge papers (DD214)
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