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At Need

At time of death, responsible survivors must...

Notify:

  • Doctor and/or Coroner
  • Funeral Director
  • Cemetery
  • Relatives
  • Church
  • Friends
  • Employer
  • Insurance Agents
  • Pallbearers
  • Social and Fraternal Organizations
  • Newspapers

Select:

  1. Burial Space
  2. Family Memorial
  3. Casket
  4. Vault
  5. Clothing
  6. Flowers
  7. Music
  8. Scripture
  9. Time of Service
  10. Place of Service

Organize:

  1. Provide vital statistics about the deceased
  2. Prepare and sign necessary papers
  3. Secure certified copies of the Death Certificate
  4. Provide historical data
  5. Travel from place to place to make complete arrangements

Pay:

  1. Illness expenses
  2. Mortuary
  3. Family memorial
  4. Church
  5. Cemetery
  6. Flowers
  7. Clothing
  8. Telephone
  9. Newspapers

Survivors must carry the weight of these responsibilities in addition to the weight of grief and loss. Pre-planning can significantly reduce the burdens endured at this most stressful time.