Obituaries

Curtis Pritchett
B: 1929-07-09
D: 2017-09-18
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Pritchett, Curtis
John Wise
B: 1936-05-30
D: 2017-09-18
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Wise, John
Adeline Wood
B: 1939-04-02
D: 2017-09-18
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Wood, Adeline
Daniel Wiegratz
B: 1954-07-02
D: 2017-09-15
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Wiegratz, Daniel
Richard Johnson
B: 1932-11-29
D: 2017-09-14
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Johnson, Richard
Clarence Hawkins
B: 1934-06-06
D: 2017-09-13
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Hawkins, Clarence
Joseph Gustinis
B: 1972-05-21
D: 2017-09-12
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Gustinis, Joseph
Larkin Baggett
B: 1931-04-15
D: 2017-09-10
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Baggett, Larkin
Edith Thompson
B: 1942-09-25
D: 2017-09-08
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Thompson, Edith
Adam Clarke
B: 1986-12-10
D: 2017-09-08
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Clarke, Adam
Barbara Wilson
B: 1935-04-26
D: 2017-09-07
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Wilson, Barbara
Charles Wells
B: 1935-12-20
D: 2017-09-05
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Wells, Charles
Patricia Rush
B: 1954-03-08
D: 2017-09-03
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Rush, Patricia
Ronald Brown
B: 1943-01-03
D: 2017-09-02
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Brown, Ronald
Peggie Barnes
B: 1953-12-10
D: 2017-09-02
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Barnes, Peggie
Sammie Smith
B: 1954-12-09
D: 2017-09-01
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Smith, Sammie
David Antico
B: 1945-08-18
D: 2017-08-31
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Antico, David
Shirley Shepperson
B: 1956-03-29
D: 2017-08-27
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Shepperson, Shirley
Paul Burcham
B: 1932-06-20
D: 2017-08-26
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Burcham, Paul
Charles Spain
B: 1939-11-07
D: 2017-08-22
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Spain, Charles
Gregory Kropp
B: 1945-09-24
D: 2017-08-21
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Kropp, Gregory

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Are You the Responsible Family Member?

We’ve seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out not to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, sometimes called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse
  • Adult Child/Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents
  • Others

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

The Critical Importance of Designating a Representative

If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not respect their funeral plans, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any living relatives.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

Instructions written into a will are not recognized because the will cannot supersede state law as to who is next-of-kin which will ultimately determine who has the right of disposition.

We have a special form that state law says must be notarized if someone wishes to designate a representative to be in charge of final arrangements. Ask us for the form: "Designation of Person to Make Arrangements for Funeral and Disposition of Remains".