Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain certified copies of the death certificate. Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home will assist with the filing of the certificates and ordering certified copies for you. You can also order more directly from the Registrar of Vital Statistics (Health Departments in TN) in your area. It is always better to order a few more than what you think you will need. Most agencies will only accept certified death certificates and not photocopies.
In some cases, there may be a need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate without a cause of death. These certificates are needed to transfer the title on a house, mobile home, and automobile or in some cases for court procedures. You should make this request when ordering the certified copies.