Vital statistics: the common documents that are brought to funeral arrangements are
• Agent form (if applicable)
• Birth certificate with father’s name and mother’s maiden name
• Cemetery deed,
• Durable power of attorney that is filed in the county clerks office (for pre arrangements)
• Education diplomas,
• Employment records,
• Marriage certificate
• Social security card,
• Veterans honorable discharge (example, form dd 214)

Obituary: the family lists
• The immediate survivors,
• Memberships,
• Business affiliations,
• Church affiliation,
• Civic groups,
• Fraternal groups
• Memorial contributions

Families should make copies of these documents
Keep documents together to bring to an arrangement conference