What information should I bring to the arrangement conference?

  • Advance Directives – If the deceased left any written advance directives concerning the disposition of his remains and memorialization, you need to bring them with you. These instructions may be found in a will, or there may be a formally witnessed disposition directive, funeral pre-arrangements, or a pre-need contract.
  • Military Discharge Papers
  • Details on any cemetery property owned by the deceased or the family (grave plot, columbarium space, etc.)
  • Recent photograph of the deceased and any personal effects that you wish to be included in the viewing or burial


Specific Information On The Deceased:
  • Full legal name
  • Address
  • Marital status
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth (city and state)
  • Educational history (number of years of schooling)
  • Armed Forces service dates and serial number
  • Occupation or profession
  • Parent’s names, including mother’s maiden name
  • Next of kin and other survivors