Frequent Questions

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  • Pick up the deceased and transport the body to the funeral home (anytime day or night)
  • Makes certain the death is legally pronounced and attended by proper authorities. 
  • Obtain, prepare and file death certificates
  • Provide certified copies of death certificates for the next of kin
  • Work with the insurance agent, Social Security or Veterans Administration to ensure that necessary paperwork is filed for receipt of benefits
  • Prepare and submit obituary to the newspapers of your choice (if requested during arrangement conference.) Newspaper fees vary.
  • Bathe and embalm the deceased body, if necessary and requested by family 
  • Prepare the body for viewing including dressing and cosmetizing
  • Assist the family with funeral arrangements and purchase of casket, urn, burial vault
  • May provide limited information regarding local cemeteries. Cemetery arrangements are made separately by the family, but the funeral director will coordinate with the cemetery chosen by the family to facilitate burial. 
  • Schedule the opening and closing of the grave with cemetery personnel, if a burial is to be performed
  • Coordinate with clergy if a funeral or memorial service is to be held
  • Order funeral sprays and other flower arrangements as the family wishes and requests 
  • Aftercare Resources may be requested by survivors. 

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Funeral Etiquette

Frequent Questions

Grief Support

Social Security Benefits

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