ARRANGEMENT CONFERENCE - A meeting held between the funeral director and family members of the deceased to finalize funeral arrangements. During this meeting the funeral director will discuss the family's wishes and budget and prepare a binding contract for the funeral goods and services selected by the family. This meeting usually takes place at the funeral home shortly after death has occurred. However, it may also be held at a hospital or the family's home.
ARRANGEMENT ROOM - A room at the funeral home used to make the necessary funeral arrangements with the family of the deceased.
BEREAVED - (N) The immediate family of the deceased. (V) suffering from grief upon the death of a loved one.
BURIAL - Placing of a dead body in an underground chamber - earth burial- interment