What Can A Funeral Director Assist Me With?

By: David Tindall
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Funeral directors are there to support you before, during, and after service. They take up many responsibilities during a funeral process, often customizing their services based on their client's requirements.

At Tindall Funeral Home, we believe that a funeral service won’t go nearly as smoothly if there are no directors ready to help things along. Here’s a look at how one can assist you:

Before the Funeral

A lot happens before the official funeral services and most families are at a loss about it, especially if they haven’t planned for one before. The first step is to contact a funeral director from a local home. They will:

  • Consult with you regarding all the arrangements, discuss different options like traditional burial or cremation, offer advice on how to proceed, etc.
  • File all required paperwork with the local authorities to ensure there are no legal impediments. This is especially important for cremations because the body can’t be cremated without permission from local authorities.
  • Get copies of the death certificate.
  • Help the family write an obituary if needed.
  • Contact a clergy or a celebrant on the family’s behalf.
  • Make arrangements with crematoriums, cemeteries, and other such establishments.
  • Arrange for transport services and hire pallbearers if needed.

Directors will also help arrange for flowers, drinks, music, décor, and other connected items.

During and After the Funeral

Directors keep an eye on things during the funeral and ensure everything goes according to plan. They assist families to get veteran or social security benefits that they are entitled to and help with all formalities.

Most directors will also offer emotional support and compassion, which can help grieving family members gain some stability.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our pre-planning and need advice on different services.

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