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What to Do Next

Call us first.

When you make the first call to notify us of a death, we will ask for a limited amount of information regarding the deceased and the next of kin (or the person calling), ask for permission to embalm, and then set up a convenient time for you to come in and make all of the necessary funeral arrangements in a conference lasting about an hour and a half.

We will do the following during that arrangement conference:

  1. Secure the necessary information for the completion of the death certificate.
  2. Explain veterans and social security benefits.
  3. Detail a schedule for visitation and/or services based on family preferences.
  4. Write up the death notices for the newspapers.
  5. Confirm the church or clergy to officiate at the funeral service.
  6. Take requests for any songs or music.
  7. Take orders for family flower pieces.
  8. Find out how many certified copies of the death certificate are needed.
  9. Present options for prayer cards or memorial folders and acknowledgement cards.
  10. Confirm designated grave, crypt, or niche and present cemetery charges.
  11. Present grave markers for selection, or arrange engraving to an existing grave marker
  12. Present caskets and/or urns available for selection.
  13. Present burial vaults for selection.
  14. Itemize all charges for services, merchandise, and accommodation items selected.
  15. Provide information regarding luncheon after the funeral.

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