What do I do with the Bank Accounts?

What is to be done with bank accounts after a death varies regionally.  In some regions, bank accounts are automatically frozen after a death.  To avoid any complications, the bank should be notified immediately and you should find out the procedures for releasing these funds, and how to set up a new account for funds received after the death.  It’s recommended that a joint account stay open for at least six months to allow you to deposit any checks that are made out to the deceased.  To take a name off a joint bank account, banks require a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate.  If the deceased had a safety deposit box in a bank, the contents can be sealed after death and a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate will be required to gain access to the contents.

Considering Cremation Services
Grief Support
Local Resources

Are you in the process of considering your final disposition?

Whether to choose between Burial or Cremation?

We have created a list of common Questions and Answers to help you when considering Cremation as an option. If you have any questions left unanswered, please feel free to contact us.


Have you recently experienced the loss of a loved one?

Are you feeling alone and wondering what you should do?

Do you find yourself asking, is this normal?

We understand that you may feel alone when dealing with Grief, and we want to provide you a library of information to help you at your time of need.

Also to let you know your not alone to deal with your loss. Contact us anytime.

We have provided a list of local businesses that are related to our business.

These businesses are supported by J.A. Naugle Funeral Service. 

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