At Need Checklist

 Vital Statistics / Death Certificate Information

  • Decedent's FIRST, MIDDLE and LAST name
  • Correct Social Security Number
  • Age
  • Date of Birth
  • Birthplace (County and State or Foreign Country)
  • Military Service
  • Legal Marital Status
  • Surviving Spouse (If wife, Maiden name is required)
  • Decedent's Usual Occupation
  • Specify Industry or Business Type of Occupation
  • Legal Residential Address (Inside City Limits?)
  • Decedent's Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)
  • Father's Name
  • Mother's Name with Maiden Surname

 Obituary Informtion

  • Surviving Relatives (i.e. Sons, Daughters, Sisters, Brothers, Grandchildren, etc.) and where located.
  • Spouse (Anniversary Date)
  • Church Membership
  • Years of Employment or Year of Retirement
  • Memberships, Affiliations, Offices Held, Hobbies or Special Interests
  • Military Service (include specific branch of Armed Forces)
  • Who will be serving as Pall Bearers
  • Memorial Contributions (Charity of your choosing)
  • Location of out of town Newspapers
  • Service Information (Clergy, Time, Date, Location)
  • Photograph (if desired)

 Other Important Items Needed Concerning Funeral

  • Life Insurance information (Company, Policy Number and Beneficiary)
  • Cemetery Information (Deed, location, etc.)
  • Vocal / Special Music Requests
  • Military Discharge Paperwork (DD-214)
    • Are Military Rites being requested
    • Are Fraternal Organization Funeral Rites being requested
  • Jewelry to be worn by deceased (return to the family or not)
  • Clothing (Bring clothing at the time of initial arrangements)
    • Please provide undergarments
    • Shoes are not required but can be used
  • Photograph that can be used by hairdresser (if needed)
  • Florist of choice (Casket Spray, Standing Easel or Baskets)


2 locations: Canton, NC, 828-648-2371 and Waynesville, NC, 828-456-3535

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