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When a Death Occurs

Family Owned Crematory

When a death occurs, the order in which things need to be done often depends on where the death occurred. But, one thing should always be remembered: your heightened emotional state upon the death of a loved one. That's why we suggest that you ask a friend for help - someone who is more able to think clearly, and give you the support you need.


When Death OccursAt Home or at Work

When a death occurs at home or in the workplace, a family member or co-worker should contact emergency personnel and the person's physician if he or she was under a doctor's care. If the death occurs at home with family or friends present, and the person is under a physician's care, the family will want to call us directly.

However, if the death occurs in a residence and no one is there at the time of death, the police will need to be notified and respond to the residence before the deceased is removed from their home.

If in any case you are not sure of who to notify or what to do, you may call A Choice Crematory, (919) 231-6120 and we'll assist you in notifying the proper agencies.


While Under Supervised Care

When Death OccursWhen a death occurs in a care facility, such as a hospital or nursing home, the professional staff will notify you and the necessary authorities. If A Choice Crematory name has been left with them, the institution will notify our staff at the time of the death. The director will contact you immediately following their notification to help you proceed. (However, we suggest you contact us immediately, so you've got the reassurance you need that all is taken care of properly.)

If a loved one was in the care of a hospice program, a hospice representative will give family members instructions and procedures to follow. Following their release the hospice will contact A Choice Crematory. It is always a good idea for the family to contact us immediately at (919) 231-6120 so that we will be aware of the pending call from hospice.


Online Arrangements

There are few things in life more traumatic than the death of a loved one. This section will guide you through the process from beginning to end. As always, if you have specific questions which are not answered in this section, please contact us at (919) 231-6120.

Our website offers you the ability to complete cremation arrangements from the comfort of your home or office. To make arrangements on-line, please click the button below.

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