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PLANNING AN OUT-OF-STATE FUNERAL SERVICE

Published: November 21, 2022
by Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cremation Center

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There are lots of things you have to do alongside funeral homes in Bellevue, TN when a loved one passes on, but there are even more things to do when that person passes on out-of-state and you are far away from them when the plans need to be made. You might not be able to get to them in time to cover their needs, but you can make plans even from a distance and ensure they get what they have to have. Here are a few tips to help you do just that.

Find A Funeral Home In That State

While you may not be able to visit the funeral home in person, you can find a funeral home in the local area where your loved one died. Check up on them online, look at their service options, ensure their prices are fair and average and talk to the funeral director on the phone before you make a decision. You want to find a funeral home that makes you feel as if your loved one will be in good hands throughout the process. You can then place your loved one into their care and figure the rest out from there.

Create An Obituary For The Right Locations

You are going to want the community to know that your loved one has passed on and that means writing up an obituary. Once you have that piece done, the funeral home where they died can place it on their website and you can share that post on social media. You can also have it listed in newspapers in your local area, around where your loved one died, where they grew up, and anywhere else you want to spread the news.

Plan Out The Services With The Funeral Director

You will likely spend a lot of time on the phone with the funeral director, though there are documents and other things you can do online as well. Plan out what services you want to have for your loved one in a detailed manner. Think about the music they liked, readings they would appreciate, who they would enjoy having to speak to, and so on. The plans mean making decisions on your part and the funeral director can help take things over from there.

Travel To That State For The Services

Once you have the service items in place, you can travel to the location and be there in time for the services. Another option is to have your loved one cremated and then they can easily travel back to your location, where you can then have memorial services. You can transport their full body as well, but it can be a lot harder and more costly as well.

When you are trying to figure out how to plan final services for a loved one in another state, funeral homes in Bellevue, TN are there to help you. You can call a funeral home in your area for advice at any time. They might be able to recommend a funeral home in the other state that you can trust as well.

 

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