This is where we create the experience and set the tone for all that will follow. The funeral director will set the structure of the tentative agenda for what we call our "Meeting of the Minds". Though this process we will summarize the funeral directors role in the planning process, emphasize the importance of planning a personalized, meaningful funeral and to review goals for the arrangement conference.
Learning about your family and your loved one who has passed - "Tell the Story"
Helping the family understand the many opportunities they have to both celebrate and mourn the life.
Make decisions with all the information provided to create a healing, meaningful funeral experience.
Typically a funeral arrangement is broken down to three main sections:
The Vital Statistics for the death certificate
What to Expect when you arrive at Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home
You will be greeted and meet with a licensed funeral director who will discuss all your options and arrange the details of the funeral service. The funeral director will also introduce you to our caring staff members at Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home who are here to assist as well. The director will talk with you to learn about the deceased’s life and make recommendations for a meaningful and dignified service.
The director will oversee all service details ranging from:
Confirming times, dates and location of the funeral service
Selecting and confirming clergy or presider
Placing an obituary in local and out of town newspapers
Confirming and arranging times with the selected cemetery
Arranging Military Honors when applicable
Selection and ordering of all funeral merchandise including the casket, vault, flowers, grave markers and all other desired items
Notifying Social Security
Collecting information for the death certificate and file all information with the necessary local authorities
Explaining and contacting any social service organization that you maybe eligible for assistance
Getting proposals for headstones and grave markers
Helping setup a memorial meal, luncheon or gathering
Making sure you know what to expect during the service
For cremations, the director will go over all additional necessary authorizations and will require the minimum of a photo for identification purposes
Contacting all insurance providers to coordinate funeral assignments so you do not have to be inconvenienced by excessive paperwork
Guiding you through finalizing your loved ones estate (i.e. Probate)
Following up and staying connected with you from the first call through the services.