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Robert Clinton Coleman
B: 1948-09-07
D: 2019-08-24
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Coleman, Robert Clinton
Hubert Thomas Martin
B: 1932-05-28
D: 2019-08-23
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Martin, Hubert Thomas
Olga James
B: 1936-07-19
D: 2019-08-18
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James, Olga
Gertrude Cora Moyer
B: 1930-03-12
D: 2019-08-16
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Moyer, Gertrude Cora
Donna Lou Miller
B: 1951-00-00
D: 2019-08-14
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Miller, Donna Lou
Thomas Paul Arnold
B: 1957-07-16
D: 2019-08-14
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Arnold, Thomas Paul
Lawrence Anthony Barbera
B: 1948-06-18
D: 2019-08-13
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Barbera, Lawrence Anthony
Macy Bramlet
B: 1921-08-15
D: 2019-08-13
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Bramlet, Macy
Marjorie Ann Johnson
B: 1932-12-30
D: 2019-08-12
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Johnson, Marjorie Ann
Susan Marie Louise Bristol Bardin LaBrec
B: 1941-07-13
D: 2019-08-12
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LaBrec, Susan Marie Louise Bristol Bardin
Allison Ray Shelton Rogers
D: 2019-08-12
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Rogers, Allison Ray Shelton
Billie Wise
B: 1945-10-10
D: 2019-08-11
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Wise, Billie
Richard Gardner Edwards
B: 1953-04-07
D: 2019-08-10
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Edwards, Richard Gardner
Marty Rene Carter
B: 1966-07-26
D: 2019-08-10
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Carter, Marty Rene
William D. (Billy) Hagewood
B: 1942-04-05
D: 2019-08-09
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Hagewood, William D. (Billy)
Joseph John Nicolosi, Sr.
B: 1932-11-11
D: 2019-08-08
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Nicolosi, Sr., Joseph John
Joan Mary Gwendolyn Dunsire
B: 1936-11-04
D: 2019-08-08
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Dunsire, Joan Mary Gwendolyn
Freda Beard
B: 1934-07-04
D: 2019-08-08
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Beard, Freda
Boyce Cooper Magli
B: 1943-08-03
D: 2019-08-08
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Magli, Boyce Cooper
Doris Eugene Hargrove
B: 1951-00-00
D: 2019-08-07
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Hargrove, Doris Eugene
Beatrice Gordon Gleaves
B: 1928-12-01
D: 2019-08-05
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Gordon Gleaves, Beatrice

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Bank Accounts & Safety Deposit Boxes

Because banks are subject to both state and federal regulations, procedures can vary greatly from bank to bank and state to state. Some states have been known to automatically freeze joint bank accounts when one of the joint owners dies. To avoid problems, contact your bank directly, to determine the amount of money accessible and learn the procedures for releasing these funds, and to establish a new account for funds received after the death.

At least one joint checking or savings account should be left open for at least six months. This will allow you to deposit any checks that you are entitled to but are in the deceased's name. For instance, "Insurance Reimbursement Check". This check would be endorsed on the back as follows: "Deposit Only" with the deceased's name PRINTED underneath, followed by the bank account number.

 

If after six months you want to take the deceased's name off the account, the bank will want to have a Certified Copy of the Death Certificate.

A Certified Copy will also be necessary for any accounts that are left "In Trust For" someone. (I.T.F.). Your bank can advise you regarding IRA's or CD's (Certificates of Deposit). Both will need a Certified Copy of the Death Certificate before they are released.

 

If the safety deposit box is in the sole ownership of the deceased. Banks will require a Certified Copy of the Death Certificate and Letters of Administration to gain access to the contents. On co-owned safety deposit boxes, the rules vary from state to state. Call your attorney or bank for their requirements.