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Woodard Funeral Home
PO Box 797; 5591 HWY. 31 E
Westmoreland, TN 37186
Tel: 1-615-644-5200

Our facility is wheelchair accessible

Pre-Planning

 

Woodard Funeral Home will be happy to assist you with all of your pre-planning needs. The death of a loved one is always a stressful situation. Many families prefer to arrange funeral details in advance, when there is more time to make thoughtful decisions.

Woodard Funeral Home provides all types of pre-need funeral planning. We accept all types of pre-need plans.

Information, Information and More Information

After a death, there is a need for a lot of information about the person who died. This is, of course, a difficult time to try to gather up this kind of information. So any information you can collect in advance will make things easier. We have listed below some of the information you might like to gather as well as some of the things which need to happen soon after a death.

Vital Statistics (Required for burial permits, etc.):

  • Name of deceased.
  • Home address.
  • Telephone number.
  • How long in this State.
  • Occupation/Title
  • Name of Business
  • Address.
  • Telephone number.
  • Social Security Number.
  • Location of Social Security card.
  • War Veterans serial number.
  • Location of Veterans discharge certificate.
  • Date of birth.
  • Location of birth certificate.
  • Place of birth.
  • U.S. citizen?
  • Location of citizenship papers (if applicable).
  • Father's name.
  • Father's birthplace.
  • Mother's maiden name.
  • Mother's birthplace.
  • Religious name (if any).
  • Spouse's name.
  • Location of marriage license.
  • Children's names.
  • Children's addresses.
  • Financial Information (Required to establish rights for insurance, pensions, Social Security, ownership, relationships, etc.)
  • Location of will.
  • Location of life insurance policies.
  • Location of health insurance policies.
  • Location of accident insurance policies.
  • Location of property insurance policies.
  • Location of bank books.
  • Location of deeds to property.
  • Location of bill of sale for car.
  • Location of income tax returns.
  • Location of receipts.
  • Location of cancelled checks.
  • Location of cemetery or memorial park certificate of ownership.

Decisions about the Funeral  (Things which need to be considered within a few hours):

  • Location of the cemetery.
  • Cemetery space to open,
  • Memorial type and inscription,
  • Casket type,
  • Clothing for deceased,
  • Type of vault,
  • Type of service (religious, military, fraternal),
  • Special selection from scriptures,
  • Clergy to officiate,
  • Which funeral director?
  • Place where the service will be held.
  • Time for the funeral service.
  • Name of charitable organization to which donations are suggested in memory of the deceased.
  • Information for eulogy.
  • Names of pall-bearers.
  • Flowers.
  • Music.
  • Clothing for you.
  • Clothing for children.
  • Preparation of home including food for family and guests.
  • Extra chairs.
  • Transportation for family and guests.
  • Planned funeral car list.
  • Checking and signing papers for burial permit.
  • Providing vital statistics about deceased to newspapers.
  • Arranging for meeting relatives at airports, etc.
  • Providing lodging for out-of-town visitors.
  • Looking after minor children.

People you should meet with or speak to:

  • Funeral director.
  • Cemetery representative.
  • Clergy.
  • Friends and relatives.

Notify As Soon As Possible:

  • The funeral director.
  • Hospice.
  • Doctor or doctors.
  • Cemetery or memorial park.
  • All relatives.
  • All friends.
  • Employer of deceased.
  • Employers of relatives not going to work.
  • Casket-bearers.
  • Insurance agents.
  • Religious organizations.
  • Fraternal organizations.
  • Civic organizations.
  • Unions.
  • Newspapers regarding notices.
  • Attorney.
  • Accountant.
  • Executor of estate.

Arrange payment for:

  • Cemetery.
  • Memorials.
  • Funeral Director.
  • Interment service.
  • Clergy.
  • Florist.
  • Clothing.
  • Transportation.
  • Telephone.
  • Food.
  • Doctors.
  • Nurses.
  • Hospitals.
  • Ambulance.
  • Medicines and drugs.
  • Mortgage or rent.
  • Taxes.
  • Installment payments.
  • Other current and urgent bills.

Things to do later:

  • Answer letters.
  • Answer telephone calls.
  • Acknowledge flowers and donations.

Arrangements can be made in the comfort of your own home by clicking the button below.  Fill in as much as you are comfortable with and we'd be pleased to meet with you to discuss further.  See the form below for details.

Pre-Arrangement Form

Alternatively, click on the links below to download our Personal Data Sheet forms.  These can be printed and completed by hand and returned to the funeral home.

Personal Data Sheet - Page 1
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Use this form to provide us with your information and preferences such that we can carry out the funeral arrangements according to your wishes.

Personal Data Sheet - Page 2
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