When Death Occurs Checklist:
You and your family must make many decisions and gather numerous facts
and documents when a death occurs. We realize this is a very difficult
time and want you to know we are here to help. Most of this information
is required to complete the Death Certificate. Other information or
documents will facilitate the smooth expedition of your request.
The following is a list of items of the deceased usually needed to
complete Funeral Arrangements:
Full Legal Name, Home Address
Marital Status, Social Security Number
Date and Place of Birth ( City and State or Parish and Country)
Fathers Name, Mothers first and maiden Name
Occupation (Job Title and kind of Business)
Name Address and Telephone Number of Church
Honorable Discharge Papers (DD-214)
Program Information: (Photo, Obituary, Order of Service and Poem)
Insurance Policy (If Applicable)
Name and Phone Number of Receiving Funeral Home ( Shipping )
Name of Cemetery, Deed to Cemetery, Name of Grave Owner or Date and
Name of person last buried in the grave
For Shippers: Name of Cemetery, City and State or Parish and Country
for International Shippers.
Clothing: WOMAN: Dress (high neck and long sleeves), bra, slip,
panties and hosiery. Shoes are optional. Hair-piece or Wig and jewelry
(optional). We do not take responsibility for jewelry, therefore please
use your discretion.
MEN: Suit, Shirt, Tie Undershirt, Brief or Boxer shorts and Socks.
Shoes are optional.
The Death Certificate:
A death certificate is a legal document signed by the attending
physician or medical examiner indicating the cause of death and other
vital statistics pertaining to the decedent. The funeral director will
file the death certificate with the county or state and assist you with
purchasing certified copies. Certified copies are needed to apply for
benefits due family, to sell or transfer ownership of property, to gain
access to safety deposit boxes and bank accounts.