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What To Bring To Make Funeral Arrangements

Here is list of documents needed for the arrangement process. Whether you are preplanning for yourself or assisting a loved one, this checklist will make the process seamless.

  • Vital Statistics (Including)
    • Deceased Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death
    • Name of Father, Place of Birth, Year
    • Mother’s Maiden Name, Place of Birth, Year
    • List of Surviving Family Members
    • Education – Elementary, High School, College, Graduate School
  • Social Security Number
  • Insurance Policies
  • Deeds to Burial Property
  • Drivers License
  • Veteran Information
    • Military Service
    • Branch Rank
    • Date of Enlistment
    • Discharge papers or Active Service papers
    • Name(s) of War/Conflict(s) Toured
    • Serial Number
  • Affiliations
    • Fraternal, Service, and Union Memberships
    • Special Recognitions
    • Charitable Organizations
  • Persons to Contact
    • Names and e-mails of persons to be notified
  • Funeral Preferences
    • Church affiliation with preferred clergy or celebrant
    • Names of Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers
    • Preferred Music, Bible Verses, or Poetry
    • Preferred Clothing or Jewelry
    • Burial Property Information
    • Special Instructions
  • Any Other Important Documents and Passwords