When Death Occurs

First Steps to Follow When a Death Occurs

The following is a set of instructions to follow when death occurs and the information will be needed to complete arrangements and the obituary.

  • Biographical information
  • Full legal name of deceased
  • Birthdate
  • County, city, and state of birth
  • Social security card
  • Highest grade of education
  • Father's name and Mother's maiden name
  • Veteran's discharge paper - Form DD-214
  • Insurance policies
  • List of survivors and their hometown (parents, children, sisters, brothers, grandchildren)
  • Minister's name & numbers
  • Musician's names & selections
  • Pallbearer's names
  • Clothing and underclothing (shoes optional)
  • Glasses, jewelry, and lipstick
  • Picture for beautician

Please call 478-452-2412 with any questions you may have.

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