Obituaries

M. Bolding
B: 1937-03-02
D: 2019-01-21
View Details
Bolding, M.
Willia Kiddy
B: 1930-11-08
D: 2019-01-20
View Details
Kiddy, Willia
Robert Horton
B: 1967-06-18
D: 2019-01-14
View Details
Horton, Robert
Robert Ritter
B: 1960-02-07
D: 2019-01-11
View Details
Ritter, Robert
Mary Greene
B: 1952-04-10
D: 2019-01-09
View Details
Greene, Mary
Mary Shoen
B: 1947-02-20
D: 2019-01-07
View Details
Shoen, Mary
Ginger Keefer
B: 1960-10-09
D: 2019-01-06
View Details
Keefer, Ginger
Tomas Marquez
B: 1938-07-06
D: 2019-01-05
View Details
Marquez, Tomas
Dorothy Deuel
B: 1936-03-23
D: 2019-01-04
View Details
Deuel, Dorothy
Wanda Ocampo
B: 1953-09-20
D: 2018-12-26
View Details
Ocampo, Wanda
John May
B: 1937-10-03
D: 2018-12-24
View Details
May, John
Alice Lohr
B: 1928-05-23
D: 2018-12-23
View Details
Lohr, Alice
Patricia Adams
B: 1952-10-19
D: 2018-12-22
View Details
Adams, Patricia
Henry Horton
B: 1930-03-29
D: 2018-12-20
View Details
Horton, Henry
Charles Hoosack
B: 1951-03-13
D: 2018-12-20
View Details
Hoosack, Charles
Gail Coyle
B: 1942-10-09
D: 2018-12-19
View Details
Coyle, Gail
Thelma Simpson
B: 1936-05-22
D: 2018-12-19
View Details
Simpson, Thelma
Stanley Griffin
B: 1952-05-17
D: 2018-12-11
View Details
Griffin, Stanley
Phyllis Bradley
B: 1956-03-05
D: 2018-12-02
View Details
Bradley, Phyllis
Millard Beatty
B: 1923-09-26
D: 2018-12-01
View Details
Beatty, Millard
Joan Lohr
B: 1940-07-03
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Lohr, Joan

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
5401 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262
Family Choice of Roanoke is now Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory. Click to learn about our Best Price Guarantee!

Funeral Pre-Planning Checklist

We've put together this funeral pre-planning checklist to help you.

Taking Care of Finances and Property

  • Create a contact list of everyone who should be notified in a medical emergency or death including the name of your funeral home.
  • Give your executor(s) a copy of your will and the contact list.
  • Give your executor(s) a list of bank and investment accounts, creditors, mortgage or lien information, insurance policies, retirement plans, safe deposit boxes, real and personal properties of value, and all related telephone numbers.
  • If you are receiving benefits from Social Security or the Veterans' Administration, your executor needs that information to suspend benefit payments.
  • Select someone you trust to deal with your online accounts: email, online memberships, and social media. Include all relevant information and whether or not they should delete, close, or keep any of the accounts.

Taking Care of Funeral-Related Details

We suggest the following:

  • Make note of all the details you want mentioned in your obituary. You could even take this one step further and write your own obituary.
  • State, in writing, your preferences for burial or cremation.
  • If burial is preferred, provide the details of the cemetery arrangements. If you have not purchased a burial plot, this is the time to do so.
  • If you have chosen burial, what type of casket would you like? Should it be made of wood, metal, or composite materials?
  • If you choose cremation, what do you want done with the ashes?
  • Would you like a traditional funeral, memorial service, or celebration-of-life?
  • If you'd like a celebration-of-life, what location would you suggest for this event?
  • What special activities would you prefer at a celebration-of-life?
  • What music or special readings would you prefer?
  • What type and colors of flowers would you prefer?
  • Would you like to select a charitable organization to receive donations in your name?
  • If you're a veteran, would you like to receive full military honors as part of your service? Would you like to be buried in the grounds of a veterans' cemetery?

Taking Care of Your Pets

If you share your life with animal companions, you should think about who you would like to take care of your pets. Consult with the person to see if this is something they are interested in doing for you and then write down your intentions and include all contact information. This should be signed and witnessed, and then given to your executor.

Final Tasks in Funeral Pre-Planning

In addition to your will, the contact list, and the list of all your online account login details and related documents should be provided to your executor.

Finally, you may want to consider paying ahead of time for your funeral choices. Speak to us about how your pre-payment monies will be handled.

Before You Leave

You will have the peace-of-mind knowing all the details are written down and there can be no mistaking your wishes. If you need help - we're here for you. Call us today at 757-366-9260.