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What To Do At Time Of Death

When a death occurs, it can be difficult to think clearly and rationally about what may be involved in making funeral arrangements. In order to assist you, we have provided a list of some of the important information needed when making the arrangements. You will find it helpful to review this information prior to meeting with one of our funeral directors.

           Arrangement Appointment Time
             Schedule date, time, and location of services
             Develop the ceremonies
             Select appropriate burial or cremation merchandise
             Coordinate with clergy
             Coordinate services with cemetery
             Coordinate with military, fraternal or religious groups for ceremonial rites
             Write and submit obituary notice

Necessary Information
The following information is required, by law, to complete the death certificate:
 Full Legal Name
   Date of Birth
   Marital Status and Name of Spouse
   Father's Full Name and Mother's First and Maiden Name
   Legal Residence
   Years of Education
   Social Security Number
   State or Country of Birth
   Last Occupation and Business or Industry of Occupation
Other helpful information to be brought in when making arrangements:
         Military Discharge Papers (Form DD 214)
         List of Surviving Relatives for Paid Newspaper Notice
         Recent Photograph for Hair Styling
         Insurance Papers (if used to pay for the funeral)
         Cemetery Deed

A full complement of clothing is utilized, including undergarments, however shoes are not necessary. For women, a dress or outfit closed at the neckline and long sleeves are desirable. For men, a suit or sport coat is appropriate.

         Personal Items
Jewelry, eye glasses and fraternal or religious items (lapel pins, medals, crosses, etc.) may be brought in when the arrangements are made, or prior to the service. On the day of the funeral, we will confirm which items you wish to be left in the casket and which are to be removed and returned to the family.

804 Highway 72
P. O. Box 996
Athens, Alabama 35612
(256) 232-2622
Fax (256) 233-0495
804 Hwy 72-P.O. Box 996 Athens, Alabama 35612 (256)232-2622
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