A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
To Assist you, Decker is providing the following information:
Social Security: Decker will notify Social Security by mail of a death. This will aid in stopping monthly checks. If you are entitled to benefits, please call Social Security at 828-251-9941 or 1-800-772-1213. You will need to have your and your spouse's Social Security numbers, dates of birth of minor children, and your marriage date.
Veteran’s Benefits: At your request, Decker will file applications for a flag, marker, and cash burial benefits. If you have questions about dependent and/or survivor benefits, call the National Service Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 828-298-7911 (ext. 5331), or Buncombe County Veterans Service Officer at 828-250-5509.
Insurance: Insurance Companies generally require claimant’s statements and death certificates. Your director at Decker is familiar with the process and will assist you on request.
Wills and Probate: Take the will to the Estates and Probate Division of the Clerk of Court. If there is no will, the closest relatives need to go to this same office to qualify to settle the estate. The estate office will assist you.