What to Bring to the Funeral Home


Below is a list of common items and information that will be needed during your appointment with the director at the funeral home.

  • Clothing (including undergarments, shoes are optional. We prefer that you choose clothing with long sleeves and higher necklines for women)
  • Dentures and eyeglasses (if applicable)
  • Social Security Number 
  • Date and place of birth 
  • Full name of both parents (including mother's maiden name) 
  • Veterans discharge papers (DD214 – For burial in Andersonville National Cemetery & Military Honors)
  • Recent or clear photograph (photo should show how hair should be styled and for cosmetics)
  • Religious affiliation with clergy name and phone number 
  • List of pallbearers (if applicable) 
  • A collection of valued photographs (30-50) for DVD Memorial Tribute 
  • Obituary Information – We will help you compose the notice when your meet with us at the funeral home (Example: names of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings and spouses.)

Each newspaper has different cut-off dates and times to publish obituaries. We cannot guarantee any publication but are happy to assist you in placing an obituary.

 For your convenience life insurance policies, check, credit cards or cash are accepted for payment.

Thank you,

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home Staff