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When Death Occurs


The overwhelming feelings of despair, disbelief, shock, and numbness caused by the passing of a loved one cannot be conveyed by mere words. Even when the death is expected, the pain that loss brings can still be devastating.  In truth, no one is completely prepared for the death of someone close to their heart.

During this difficult time, there are decisions to be made immediately, arrangements to be coordinated, and a lot of things to be considered for your loved one’s final farewell. We understand how this may feel overwhelming, especially with the grief you’re feeling over the loss.  Please know that we are here to help and support you. 




CALL US FIRST

Our caring funeral director can assist you with your Cremation arrangements. We will collect information from you in order to facilitate the transfer of your loved one’s remains to our facility immediately.  While you may ask any questions you have on your mind during this call, please note, that if you choose to visit our office, we can discuss the arrangements in greater detail, person to person.  We meet to obtain the information necessary to file the Death Certificate with the State to obtain a Cremation Permit so we may perform the Cremation.  It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete all of the paperwork.    You may choose to complete your arrangements on-line rather then in our office.  You can do so by simply clicking on the "Forms" tab on the top of this page.  Complete the information and click on the "Submit" tab at the bottom.  Your done!  Our Funeral Director will be in touch via telephone to confirm everything.




WHAT IS A DEATH CERTIFICATE USED FOR?

A death certificate is a legal document indicating the cause of death, including other vital statistics pertaining to the deceased, and signed by the attending physician.  Certified copies of the death certificate can be ordered through us, or online, using the "Answers to Questions" tab above.  Death Certificates are used for gaining access to bank accounts and safety deposit boxes, claiming benefits due to the family (like Veteran’s benefits or insurance claims), and transferring or selling ownership of properties including vehicles.  Just tell us how many copies of the Death Certificate you need to address your situation, and we will obtain them for you.   

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