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At your time of need you should notify

  • Doctor

  • Coroner

  • Funeral Home

  • Clergy

  • Relatives and friends

  • Pallbearers

  • Insurance Agents

  • Banks

  • Unions and Fraternal Organizations

  • Musicians

The funeral home will help coordinate arrangements with the cemetery or crematory.

We will notify the Social Security Administration to retire the social security number and report the death. We will also assist in determining the number of death certificates you will need and will file the finalized death certificate with the local vital records office.


You should select

  • Cemetery property

  • Type of funeral service

  • Casket or urn

  • Vault or outer burial container

  • Clothing

  • Flowers

  • Music

  • Thank you announcements

  • Transportation

  • Time and place for funeral

  • Time and place for visitation

You will be asked to provide

  • Vital statistics about the decreased

  • Birthdate

  • Birthplace

  • Father's name

  • Mother's name

  • Social Security Number

  • Education

  • Marital status

  • Obituary information

  • Age

  • Place of birth

  • Cause of death

  • Occupation

  • College Degrees

  • Memberships held

  • Military service

  • Outstanding accomplishments

  • List of survivors in immediate family

  • Give time and place of services

  • Charities for memorial contributions

The funeral home will normally write an article with this information and submit it to the newspaper for an obituary.

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