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COVID-19 UPDATE: EFFECTIVE December 7, 2020

Funeral Services with 80 people 

Or up to Half Capacity

As of December 7, 2020, Due to the increase of cases and deaths in Arkansas, we have limited services to 50% Capacity and this will apply to all indoor services, whether at a funeral home chapel or a place of worship. 

 Graveside services, do not have a numerical limit. Masks or other facial covering must be worn and Social Distancing must be maintained. 

All attendees must sign an attendance form of each funeral service and we will keep a copy of the attendance form for 30 days following the service. It will be made available to the Arkansas Department of Health upon request.


Personal Protective Equipment 

Face masks are required for ALL attending. (10 years old and up)

Anyone passing or receiving any items (microphones, certificates or mementos) will wear gloves.

No physical contact will be permitted between mourners and the decedent, 

when it is suspected or confirmed that the decedent was positive for Covid-19 at the time of death. 


Social Distancing  

While permitted to sit in family groups, all individuals present will be required to sit 6-feet apart from other family groups.  

Guests are to maintain social distancing from the family when offering their condolences. 


Visitations 

All rules for the funeral service also apply to the visitations. 

Consequently, funeral homes should keep visitations limited to the smallest gathering of family members possible.


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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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Veterans

Frequent Questions

Grief Support

Social Security Benefits

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