Funeral Arrangements: When a Death Occurs

Maddox Funeral Home is prepared to help grieving families with funeral arrangements.Maddox Funeral Home understands that most people simply don’t know what’s needed for funeral arrangements. And because of the powerful emotions with which a family is dealing at the time of a death, even if a family does know they may not be able to recall what information is needed as they proceed with the final arrangements for the loved one.

To complete the funeral arrangements, the following information will be necessary when meeting with the funeral director:

  • The correct spelling of the full legal name of the deceased
  • The legal address of the deceased at the time of death
  • The deceased’s birth date and city and state of birth
  • The correct spelling of the deceased’s parents’ names, including the mother’s maiden name
  • The deceased’s education level
  • The marital status of the deceased
  • Social Security number of the deceased
  • Military discharge papers of deceased
  • Occupation of the deceased
  • Life insurance policy(-ies) of the deceased
  • Number of death certificates needed. Consider that they are required for the following:
    • Insurance filing
    • Bank accounts
    • Department of Motor Vehicles
    • Wills
    • Trusts
    • Stocks/ CD’s
  • Name of clergy for the service, if there is to be a service
  • Information for any memorials to honor the deceased (church, hospice, library, organization, etc.)