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When Death Occurs


The overwhelming feelings of despair, disbelief, shock, and numbness caused by the passing of a loved one cannot be conveyed by mere words. Even when the death is expected, the pain that loss brings can still be devastating.  In truth, no one is completely prepared for the death of someone close to their heart.

During this difficult time, there are decisions to be made immediately, arrangements to be coordinated, and a lot of things to be considered for your loved one’s final farewell. We understand how this may feel overwhelming, especially with the grief you’re feeling over the loss. Please know that we are here to help and support you. 

On this page, we’ve put together helpful information to guide you through this process.

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Notify Proper Authorities

  • If your loved one passes away while under the care of a facility — such as a nursing home or a hospital — staff from the facility will contact you and notify appropriate authorities themselves.
  • If the death occurred in the workplace or at home, you will need to get in touch with his/her physician or emergency medical personnel, as the cause of death must be identified and indicated in legal documents.
  • In the event that no one was present at the time of death, you will need to contact the police before moving the deceased to another location.

Call The Funeral Home

  • We will collect information from you in order to facilitate the transfer of your lovedone’s remains to our facility.
  • Our caring funeral director can assist you with your funeral arrangements. We will collect information from you in order to facilitate the transfer of your loved one’s remains to our facility. You would also be asked if the deceased has made pre-arrangements and whether or not you’d like for him/her to be embalmed. While of course you can ask any questions you have in your mind during this call, note that once you visit the funeral home, we can discuss the arrangements in greater detail.
  • During this call, you’ll also be informed about the things that you need to bring with you like the clothes your deceased loved one will use for the burial. Feel free to call us whenever you feel the need to. Remember that we are here to listen to you, help you, and guide you during this difficult and trying time.

Call us at 1-870-438-4471.

Meet The Funeral Director / Staff

  • On your first meeting with us, we will discuss the arrangements for your loved one’s burial. You will be shown a list of our packages/services so you can decide what suits your family’s preferences and budget. You will be asked whether you’d prefer burial or cremation arrangements and optionally you would select a casket, schedule a time and date for the services, decide on the location of the burial, draft an obituary notice, arrange for vehicle services, and select pallbearers.
  • We would also use this opportunity to inquire about your loved one for us to have a better understanding of the person the services will honor. It will be extremely helpful if you can bring some memorabilia — photos, videos, treasured items, letters — that would give us a clearer picture on how you envision paying tribute to your loved one.
  • Our professionals will also file all necessary paperwork and legal documents that are needed, such as: Death Certificate, Insurance Claims, Veterans Benefits, etc.
  • What to bring: here is a list of important items to bring with you when we meet. Some of these items may not apply to everyone and some items you may not be able to locate right away. Just bring what you can and we will assist you in the process.
    • Full name and address, Social Security number, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Father's name, Mother's maiden name, Veteran's Discharge papers (DD-214), Highest level of education, Occupation, Burial location, Clergy name and number, Name and relationship of survivors, Photograph to be used with obituary.

Within the First Few Days

  • You’ll want to notify close friends and relatives, both through personal phonecalls as well as your loved one’s death notice. If this process is too painful foryou, it’s absolutely okay to ask a trusted family member or friend to help you.
  • Don’t hesitate to contact us to gain a better understanding of your options.We're here to make this process easier for you.

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