– Prepare a contact list of individuals who should be notified in a medical emergency or death.
– Write an obituary or simply jot down information you would like included in an obituary.
– Decide where obituary and memorial information should appear.
Choose the type of service you would like including the burial you prefer and make those arrangements. You will need to decide:
– Cemetery lot location
– Casket type; cremation urn type
– Vault or sectional crypt
– Type of service: religious, military, non-denominational, or fraternal
– The contact details for the funeral home you designate to care for you
– Pallbearers, music, flowers, scripture or other readings
– Charity to receive donations in lieu of flowers, if donations are preferred
– Select the speakers and the eulogies that you would want to represent you.
– Decide what organizations or church will benefit from memorial donations in your name.
ARRANGE AND DELEGATE
– Give your Executor a copy of your Will. Safety deposit boxes are often opened up during the estate settlement process, long after the funeral. Any funeral planning documents therein can be of no help to your executor.
– Make sure your representative has a list of important account information or telephone numbers for retirement plans, insurance policies, investments, bank accounts, safe-deposit boxes, properties, preferred law and accountant firms and mortuaries. Remind your personal representative that the Social Security Administration will need to be called and, if you’re receiving benefits such as those from the Veteran’s Administration, they should be contacted as well.
– Designate a power of attorney to ensure that proper information can be accessed in the event of your illness or death. Make sure a durable power of attorney for health care and a living will are in place so that your wishes are carried out if you are unable to do so.
– Make arrangements for telephone and utilities services, and newspaper and magazine deliveries, to be cancelled.
– Cemetery and memorialization services
– Funeral arrangements, including clergy, florist and transportation
– Make arrangements for pets to find a new home.
You can also contact us for additional information. We’re pleased to answer any questions you may have, without obligation.
Welcome to Greene Funeral Home | Our professional and caring staff takes pride in providing high quality and affordable funeral services that meet the special needs of your family. We offer a complete range of quality services and are experienced at honoring many faiths and customs.
Greene Funeral Home offers a full line of quality funeral services. We have a wide selection of caskets, vaults, liners, urns, and clothing to fit every budget. We are a full-service funeral home specializing in: Traditional and Personalized Funeral Services, Special Limousine & Transport Services, Funeral Program Design & Printing, Domestic & International Shipping, Caskets, Vaults & Urns, Notary Public, Cremations, Obituaries and more.
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