Preplanning Checklist

Now is the best time to prepare for the future. Garrett-Sykes and Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service believes planning ahead is extremely important. Whether making prearrangements for yourself or a loved one, this checklist promises to make the process seamless.

Below you will find all of the documents needed to finalize your wishes. If you have any questions about the information below, do not hesitate to call.

Here is list of documents needed for the arrangement process. Whether you are preplanning for yourself or assisting a loved one, this checklist will make the process seamless.

  • Vital Statistics (including)
    • Name of Father, place of birth, year
    • Mother’s Maiden Name, place of birth, year
    • Education – elementary, high school, college, graduate school
  • Social Security Number
  • Veteran Information
    • Military Service
    • Branch Rank
    • Date of Enlistment
    • Date of Discharge
    • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
    • Serial Number
  • Affiliations
    • Fraternal, Service and Union Memberships
    • Special Recognitions
  • Persons to Contact
    • Children, Relatives and Friends to Notify
  • Funeral Preferences
    • Preferred Clergy/Celebrant
    • Names of Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers
    • Preferred Music, Bible Verses or Poetry
    • Preferred Clothing or Jewelry
    • Burial Property Information
    • Special Instructions
  • Location of Important Documents and Passwords

Ahoskie – 252-332-3122

Aulander – 252-345-1818


Rich Square252-539-1001

Scotland Neck – 252-826-2035