Funeral Arrangements


  1. Contact the church minister to arrange the date, time, and order of funeral service: hymns, readings, solos/selections.
  2. Notify your close relatives and friends.
  3. Arrange viewing and selection of casket with the funeral home.
  4. Confirm that cemetery plot is available or arrange for the purchase of one.
  5. Select pall bearers, and complete obituary and tributes for inclusion in the memorial programs
  6. Provide information in 1, 2 and 5. above along with the photograph of the deceased for use in the hymn sheets and newspapers to the funeral home no later than 4 days prior to the funeral service. Hymn sheets/programs using color photograph(s) must be submitted to the funeral home at least 6 days prior to the funeral service. Material may be submitted in electronic form.
  7. Notify the deceased’s insurance agent and file National Insurance death contribution claim.
  8. Arrange for adequate transportation of family to the funeral service (number of limousines). Prepare an automobile list.
  9. Clothing for the deceased should be brought to the funeral home at least 3 days prior to the funeral service.
  10. Advise morticians of any specific requests regarding hairstyle, make-up, etc.