At the time of death we will be glad to assist you with any flower orders. As we have no connection to any one florist in Newberry, we will call upon the one of your choosing. Our staff will be happy to discuss what is customary for funeral floral arrangements.
Flowers From the Heart
Lake Murray Flower Shoppe
A list of local monument sellers is included below for your convenience.
Bannister Monuments Burnsed's Cemetery Specialist
Founded in 1917 as National Selected Morticians, Selected Independent Funeral Homes is a worldwide professional association of independent, locally-owned funeral homes. Their members operate under strict standards and strive to utilize best practices in offering families confidence and preserving their trust during times of need, and they monitor their members to help ensure that consumers receive the best care available.
All honorably discharged veterans are entitled to a flag and grave marker. Some veteran survivors may be entitled to other monetary compensation from the Veterans Administration. For example, when a veteran's death occurred within a VA approved facility, was service connected or occurred while drawing a VA pension.
Recently passed legislation requires service branches to furnish service personnel to fold the flag and to play "Taps" for a graveside service. These new service offerings are in addition to Full Military Honors.
The Newberry County Veterans Affairs office will gladly answer any specific questions regarding VA benefits and can be reached through their website or (803) 321-2161. You can also contact McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, the Veterans Administration or the Department of Defense.
The Probate Court, in the Newberry County Courthouse Annex (1309 College Street), is available to handle the legal aspects of settling an estate and can be reached at (803) 321-2118. When making an appointment with the Probate Court, they most likely will need a certified copy of the death certificate and, if available, the original will of the deceased.
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is a member and participate of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association (SCFDA) which represents more than 500 firms, associates and affiliate members throughout the state of South Carolina. SCFDA encourages high standards of excellence and ethical practices within the funeral industry. They serve to enhance the role South Carolina funeral homes play by fostering relationships between funeral homes, the families they serve and their communities. If you have any questions you may contact the SCFDA at their web site.
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home will gladly assist you with settlement of your insurance proceeds at the time of death. Choices include consignment of insurance proceeds to either the beneficiary or to the funeral home. Whichever choice you make, we will be happy to assist you with the necessary administrative processes.
If you desire to handle your own insurance redemption, please remember that a certified copy of the death certificate and a fully completed claim form are needed for each insurance company involved. If you have questions or need assistance in acquiring the necessary forms, please do not hesitate to call on us.
Certified death certificates are legal documents used to help settle many business affairs pertaining to the disposition of an estate. Death certificates are obtained from the State Department of Health and Environmental Control through regional vital records offices located throughout the state. The closest offices to Newberry are Greenwood, Fairfield and Columbia. The McSwain-Evans Funeral Home staff will be happy to assist you with obtaining death certificates. Current cost for certified death certificates in South Carolina is $12 for the first copy and $3 for each additional copy purchased at the same time.
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home will notify the Social Security Administration when a death occurs as survivors may be entitled to certain benefits. These may include survivor benefits, Medicare benefits, and benefits for surviving minor children.
For further information, please contact the local Social Security Administration office at (866) 526-9854, the national office at (800) 772-1213, the Social Security Administration web site or McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.
Many people in the Newberry area have made the necessary preparations for space in the cemetery of their choosing. A large percentage of these are at the individual's own church. If you have not made plans for cemetery space, we will be happy to arrange a meeting with those responsible for your perspective burial location be it at your church or a perpetual care cemetery within the county. We will likewise handle contacting the cemetery representative for those who prearranged burial spots to coordinate marking the specific grave when needed.