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Sardis Chapel
232 S. Main St.
Sardis, MS
(662) 487-1234
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99 Public Square
Batesville, MS
(662) 563-7638
Senatobia Chapel
3065 Hwy. 51 South
Senatobia, MS
(662) 560-4430

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

Daily Grief Support by Email

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

Information You Need When Making Arrangements

Preparing

Items to be brought with you when making funeral arrangements with our funeral director include:

  • Clothing, including under garments. (shoes are not necessary)
  • Military Discharge Papers
  • Insurance Policies
  • Deceased's Social Security Number & Date of Birth
  • Clergy's Name & Phone Number
  • Memorial Keepsakes
  • Hairdresser's Name & Phone Number - we can assist you with a hairdresser if need be
  • Photos - A photo of your loved one to be included in the obituary, if you wish, and for our "Celebration of Life" Memorial Board

Vital Statistical Information

A death certificate is a legal document and it is necessary that the information given be accurate and spelled correctly.  The following is information that is required for the death certificate:

  • Full legal name
  • Address of the deceased
  • Race and gender
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Place of death (with city and county)
  • Age
  • Social Security Number
  • Occupation - kind of business or industry
  • Marital status
  • Maiden name, if applicable
  • Father's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Education
  • Name of surviving spouse and family members

Ray-Nowell Funeral Homes prepares the death certificate from this information.  We coordinate with the signing of a physician's office and then hand deliver the information to the State Department of Vital Records for certification.  Processing this form normally takes about 10 - 14 days.  Our funeral home will give you an order form so that you can get the number of certified death certificates that you will need.  To determine how many death certificates should be needed, you should consider the following:

  • Life Insurance policies (one for each policy)
  • Auto Insurance (if the death was the result of an auto accident)
  • Veteran's Administration
  • Bank Accounts (one for each banking institution)
  • Stocks, bonds, mutual funds
  • Title transfers for property and vehicles
  • Credit cards
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Filing of Wills and court orders
  • Personal records

Obituary Information

Our funeral director will assist and guide you in placing the obituary in local and out-of-town newspapers.  Some newspapers do charge a fee for the funeral notice.  The family has the option to submit personal information that they wish to be in the obituary notice.

Payment Option

At Ray-Nowell Funeral Homes, we realize that this is one of the most difficult times of your life and we are willing to assist our families in every way possible; however, we do require payment in full prior to services taking place. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, money order or major credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover). In an effort to eliminate additional stress during this time, our staff is more than happy to assist you with filing any insurance claims you may have.

Book of Memories™

Memorialization at its best, any family member or friend can take advantage of this free service by creating an account and a book to memorialize their loved one.

Pre-Arrangement

Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

Expressions of Sympathy

It can be difficult to find the right words, so we have hand-picked a collection of sympathy and remembrance gifts that will be cherished.

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3065 Hwy. 51 South | Senatobia, MS 38668 | Fax: (662) 560-4432 | Email: raynowellfuneral@bellsouth.net