A t the funeral or cremation arrangement conference we will need to obtain legal and vital information for completing the death certificate and information for finalizing the burial or cremation.
You may want to bring the following items:
*Social Security Card
*Drivers License or other photo I.D., such as passport
*Military Discharge Papers (Form DD214)
*Recent Photograph for preparation purposes and for newspaper obituary notice or custom memorial folders
*Clothing-all normal items including undergarments. For women, an outfit closed at the neckline and long sleeves. Shoes are not required.
Death certificates are prepared by the funeral home, signed by the physician, coronrer or medical examiner and then filed with the Office of Vital Records.
Certified copies of the Death Certificate may be necessary for:
*Pension, IRA or other retirement benefits
*Stocks and Bonds
*Probate of Will
*Final Tax Return
*Personal Record of Death
Please allow 1-2 hours for the Arrangement Conference.