with visitation, service at church or funeral home, interment
cremation with no viewing, service, and interment
cremation, followed by memorial at church or funeral home
cremation, followed by memorial service at church or funeral
visitation / viewing at funeral home, funeral service, cremation,
and interment, if desired
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A state anatomy board arranges for the deceased to be transmitted
to their facility. If desired, a memorial service can be held at the
convenience of the family.
When the anatomy board is completed with their work, the deceased
is cremated. The family should designate if they want the cremains
The funeral director is responsible for filing the original death
certificate with the state health department.
funeral director will also order certified copies of the death certificate
for the family. If additional certified copies are needed at a later
date, please call Wendy at (301) 724-2250 or (304) 298-3671.
The funeral director is responsible for notifying the Social Security
Administration of a person’s death.
If the deceased received a monthly check - - Any future monthly checks
must be returned to the local office at #1 Frederick St., Cumberland,
MD. If the deceased had his/her monthly check directly deposited with
their bank, a certified copy of the death certificate will need to
be sent to the bank to refuse any future checks.
If you have any questions regarding benefits, please call the local
office at (301) 722-4934 or 1-800-772-1213.
If you need assistance in processing personal life insurance policies,
please call the funeral home. We will assist you in obtaining and
completing the claimant form. This form, along with a certified copy
of the death certificate and the policy are sent to the home office
for processing. Proceeds are sent directly to the stated beneficiary,
unless an assignment has been made.
The funeral director can notify the deceased’s employer of his/her
death. Information regarding benefits will be directed to the legal
next-of-kin, or the agents acting as such.
If the deceased was an honorably discharged veteran, the family is
entitled to receive The U.S. flag, the funeral director will obtain
the flag. A copy of the deceased’s military discharge is needed.
It is possible the deceased veteran and/or his/her family may be eligible
for burial benefits. The local Veterans Office, located in the County
Office Building on Kelly Road, Cumberland, can assist families with
necessary applications. For specific questions, please call (301)
777-2157. The V.A. office will need a certified copy of the death
certificate, as well as a copy of the military discharge.