Death Certificates

A Certified Death Certificate is necessary to help settle estate matters. With the family's help, the Funeral Director will help complete the death certificate, obtain the doctor's signature, and file the document with the local registrar. From there, certified copies can be ordered. 

First the Funeral Director will gather information required for the death certificate.  This includes:

  • Full Name and Address
  • Marital Status
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Date and City of Birth
  • Highest Level of Education
  • Father’s Name, Mother’s Name (including maiden name)
  • Marital Status
  • Name of Spouse (if married)
  • Occupation and Employer
  • Veteran status- DD-214, Separation of Service Form
  • Social Security Number

Death Certificates may be required for:

  • Account Statements
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Real Estate Deeds
  • Car and Boat Deeds
  • Stock and Bond Certificates
  • Loans and Leases
  • Copies for Bills (Water, Cable, Phone etc.)
  • Last Will
  • Tax Returns