Things to Consider
Before you meet with the Funeral Director

Type of Service You Prefer
Chapel, Church, Graveside, Cremation, Immediate Burial

Pallbearers for the Service
Usually six to eight

Newspaper Announcement Obituary
Which Newspapers to Use

Preceded in Death by
Immediate Family Members
Please try to remember the dates they passed away.

List of Survivors

Spouse, Parents, Children, Grandchildren,
Great-grandchildren, Brothers/Sisters,
Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces,
Nephews, etc.
Please be sure that the names and towns are spelled correctly.

Officiating Minister
You might let the minister know that your loved
one has passed away and confirm their schedule.

Music for the Service
We have music available, but if you prefer to use
a favorite song, please feel free to bring the CD or cassette.

Cemetery Information
If you already have a cemetery plot, please provide
name of cemetery and location of space(s).

What to Bring to Your Appointment with the Funeral Director

Personal Information About the Deceased
Full Name
Residence Address
Date and Place of Birth (City and State)
Highest Education Level Completed
Occupation and Business
Military Service
Bring Discharge Form DD214
Name of Surviving Spouse
(If Wife, Maiden Name)
Mother's Full Name
(Including Maiden Name)
Father's Full Name

Social Security Card
If not available, please verify number for the death certificate and other forms.

Recent Color Photograph
This is for cosmetology purposes and for obituaries if yo choose to place pictures in newspaper. If you desire, the picture can be placed with the online obituary.

Clothing
Including undergarments, socks and stockings, glasses, jewelry, lapel pins, and personal items, including rosary beads, fraternal items, etc.

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METHOD OF PAYMENT

FUNERAL EXPENSES ARE TO BE SECURED AT THE TIME OF ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE BY:
CASH, PERSONAL CHECK, CREDIT CARD OR INSURANCE ASSIGNMENT.

Please bring original insurance policy with you.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express.

When securing funeral arrangements with an insurance assignment, Dudley Funeral Homes' policy is to require a personal check be written for the amount of the assignment to be held
until payment is made by the insurance company.