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Items Needed

Items Needed To Make Funeral Arrangements

The following is a list of items necessary to complete the death certificate:

  • Full Name of Decedent
  • Current Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Marital Status
  • Date and State of Birth
  • Country of Citizenship
  • Last Grade of School Completed
  • Occupation and Industry
  • Race/Any Hispanic Background
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Maiden Name
  • Informant’s Name, Address and Phone Number
  • Name and Location of Cemetery (City and State) if applicable
  • Name of Doctor and Phone Number
  • Number of Death Certificates Needed
  • Name of Clergy and Phone Number

Items To Bring To Funeral Home For Arrangements

  • Clothing, including underclothes, but shoes are not necessary (long sleeves and high neck are recommended)
  • A recent picture
  • If decedent is a Veteran, you will need their discharge (DD214) or separation papers to apply for honors or a flag
  • A list of immediate family members names including spouse, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and siblings (including in-laws if you wish)
  • Cemetery deed or information for location, etc. (if applicable)
  • Name of receiving funeral home if burial is in a different state
  • Personal items ie. wig, false teeth, jewelry, rosary

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