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Planning Checklist

Check out this planning checklist to create your unique funeral arrangements, but remember that you don't need to make all these decisions right now. If you want to talk with one of our staff members about creating personalized funeral plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 


 

Necessary Information

 

Personal Information

  • Your father’s name
  • Your mother’s maiden name
  • Your social security number
  • Your level of education

 

Affiliations

  • Fraternal organizations
  • Union memberships
  • Service organizations
  • Any special recognitions

 

Military Service Information

  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
  • Serial number
  • Military service
  • Branch rank
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge

Getting Started

  • Select a funeral home.
  • Note any specific instructions for your services and final disposition.
  • Organize personal information for your obituary.
  • If you wish, choose a charity for any donations.



The Funeral Service

  • Select burial or cremation.
  • Choose a casket or cremation container.
  • Pick funeral locations and service types.
  • Make a note of any desired traditions or religious rituals.
  • Select the attire you want to be dressed in.
  • Arrange transportation for your physical remains and family members.
  • Choose floral arrangements.
  • Choose any specific hymns and songs you’d like included.
  • Pick photos and mementos for a memorial display.



Service Participants

  • Designate pallbearers.
  • Select a clergy member or officiator for the service.
  • Pick friends or family members to say the eulogy, read scripture, do a speech, or other readings.
  • If you wish, choose any musicians.



Final Disposition

  • Choose a cemetery.
  • Select a burial plot or mausoleum.
  • Select a memorial or grave marker and inscription.
  • Decide who will keep your urn.
  • Decide who will scatter your ashes and where.

 


 

START PLANNING NOW

Rush Funeral Home - Oakdale
Phone: (318) 335-1180
113 South 11th Street, Oakdale, LA 71463

Rush Funeral Home - Pineville
Phone: (318) 448-0846
3307 Monroe Highway, Pineville, LA 71360

Rush Funeral Home - Oberlin
Phone: (337) 639-4429
301 South 6th Street, Oberlin, LA 70655

Rush Funeral Home - Kinder
Phone: (337) 738-2562
510 North 8th Street, Kinder, LA 70648

Rush Funeral Home - Glenmora
Phone: (318) 748-6344
1204 7th Avenue, Glenmora, LA 71433

Rush Funeral Home - Pitkin
Phone: (318) 335-1180
1009 2nd Street, Pitkin, LA 70656

Rush Funeral Home - Hineston
Phone: (318) 793-9974
1885 Highway 121, Hineston, LA 71438

Rush Funeral Home - Pine Prairie
Phone: (337) 599-7203
1726 Railroad Street, Pine Prairie, LA 70576


 

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