Arrangement Conference Guide

After you have chosen Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill as your crematory or burial provider, one of our dedicated funeral arrangers will contact you and your family to discuss arrangements to celebrate the life of your loved one. During this conference, we encourage you to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have. No question or request is too trivial when it comes to memorializing the life of someone that you hold dear.

Cremation Arrangements

Families who choose cremation may still choose to hold a visitation or memorial service for their loved one. During the arrangement conference, our dedicated cremation provider will help you choose the type of service and memorialization option, which may include burial, inurnment in a mausoleum, or one of many cremation memorial choices.

What Should I Bring to an Arrangement Conference?

Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Marietta will help you and your family prepare any necessary paperwork specific to cremation. This includes filing the official death certificate with the state and obtaining copies you will need later. If you wish, we are also able to help you prepare an obituary notice. To prepare these documents, your funeral arranger will require the following information:

  • Full legal name
  • Home address
  • Social Security number
  • Date and place of birth
  • Father’s name and mother’s maiden name
  • Veteran’s discharge papers (DD-214)
  • Several photographs
  • Highest education and occupation
  • Place of burial (if applicable)
  • Clothing
  • Clergy name and phone number
  • Survivors (names and relationships)
  • Insurance policies

If you have any questions about the items listed above, please contact Southern Cremations and Funeral Homes at Cheatham Hill.

The Arrangement Process

Step 1: Sharing Information

During the first step of the arrangement process, your funeral arranger will review vital documents such as death certificates, family history, and your preferences for an obituary.

Step 2: Personal Choices

During this time, you and your family will decide how you wish to celebrate the life of your loved one. Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Marietta provides families with a variety of memorial options, including visitation, memorial services, and any keepsakes that you may wish to use to commemorate your loved one.

Step 3: Confirming Arrangements

At this point, we will ensure that all service and memorial details have been confirmed, and help you select a payment option that works best for you and your family.

Our caring and compassionate staff is available to provide support and guidance for your family at any time. Should you have further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our facility at (770) 766-5067, or fill out our online contact form.