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
- 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