In compliance with Governor Roy Cooper’s “stay at home phase two”, executive order from the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service our firm will continue to provide professional, dignified, and compassionate service. Funerals, memorials, and graveside services will be conducted up to a maximum number of eighty (80) people with practical social distancing. We are taking the necessary measures to stay abreast of the requirements in order to prevent the spread of Covid 19. We are following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NCDPH), the National Funeral Directors Association, as well as the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service and local health departments. Your health and safety as well as our own are of the utmost importance to us. We are implementing the following best practices to ensure the safety and well-being of the community and all who enter our building.

VISITATION/FUNERAL/MEMORIAL SERVICE:

•Please call the office at (910)875-3700 before coming to handle any business. Only two people will be allowed in the office at a time.

•While in attendance, please make sure that you are wearing a mask and practice social distancing.

•Sanitizer is available

•No more than five (5) people will be allowed to view the deceased at any given time. Social distancing must be observed during this time also.

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ENTERING IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

• Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Sore throat, Loss of taste or smell, and/or have had known exposure to someone with Covid 19 in the past 14 days.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES.

•Please exercise extreme caution if you are over the age of 65, have an underlying health condition including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma or weakened immune system when attending a visitation, memorial or graveside service.



Social Security Benefits

Some of the deceased's family members may be able to receive Social Security benefits if the deceased person worked long enough under Social Security to quality for benefits.  You should get in touch with Social Security as soon as you can to make sure the family receives all of the benefits to which it may be entitled.  Please read the following information carefully to learn what benefits may be available.


A one-time payment of $255 can be paid to the surviving spouse if he or she was living with the deceased; or, if living apart, was receiving certain Social Security benefits on the deceased's record.  If there is no surviving spouse, the payment is made to a child who is eligible for benefits on the deceased's record in the month of death.


Certain family members may be eligible to receive monthly benefits, including:

  • A widow or widower age 60 or older (age 50 or older if disabled);
  • A surviving spouse at any age who is caring for the deceased's child under age 16 or disabled;
  • An unmarried child of the deceased who is younger than age 18 (or age 18 or 19 if he or she is a full-time student in an elementary or secondary school); or age 18 or older with a disability that began before age 22;
  • Parents, age 62 or older, who were dependent on the deceased for at least half of their support; and
  • A surviving divorced spouse, under certain circumstances.


The Social Security website is a valuable resource for information about all of Social Security's programs. There are a number of things you can do online.


In addition to using the Social Security website, you can call them toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.  Staff can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  They can also provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call the TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.


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Frequent Questions

Grief Support

Social Security Benefits

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