Pre-Needed Information

We have made pre-arranging a funeral as easy as possible. No Salesmen. No Pressure. It's just you and your computer.

An advantage in pre-arranging (pre-paying) is that you lock-in the price of a funeral at today's costs. Some may want to get their wishes on paper without pre-paying.

When pre-arranging, remember there are seven expenses involved in a funeral.

  • cemetery plot
  • cemetery opening and closing
  • headstone
  • cash outlays
  • services
  • casket
  • outer container

Boxwell Brothers can freeze the price on as many items as you wish. Contracts require $100.00 down with a minimum of $50.00 a month paid toward the total contract price. Some people pay monthly, some quarterly, some semi-annually, and others once a year, again you decide. The only expenses we can not help with are the cemetery plot and cemetery opening & Closing.

So a person chooses:

  • casket
  • outside container
  • services they feel they would want
  • and, they decide if they would want to put any of the other funeral expenses on the contract, then they contact us, we write the contract, and bring it by for a signature. Mike, Jim, Bart, or Brad will handle the arrangements.

Information Boxwell Brothers will need for obituaries & death certificates:

  • Full name as it appears on the Birth Certificate
  • Name as it is to appear in the newspaper, on memorial folders, etc. Consider the name most family and friends would recognize (i.e. William "Bill" Doe).
  • How long the person has lived in Amarillo
  • Date of birth
  • Occupation
  • Place of residence
  • Social Security Number
  • Was the person a veteran
  • If a veteran, which branch, enrollment date, honorable discharge date, highest rank attained, service number
  • Father's name
  • Mother's name (Maiden)
  • Surviving relatives
  • Date of marriage/ place of marriage
  • Member of civic organizations, club, or church
  • Pallbearers - traditionally 6-8 (not necessary, but named if important to family)
  • Place family desires to have the service
  • Which cemetery the burial is to take place
  • Where a family might wish memorials to be sent