Hi, You know that Able THOMAS is bried in Traverse Bay Cemetery [When?].
Registration of Death / long form Death Certificate
May show the names of the father , place of birth of father - as well name of the mother [ maiden name ]
All will depend on the knowledge of the Informant.
OBITUARY : if published - may sometimes mention the names of the parents - other family members who may be able to assist with some information.
If you know When? Where ? Able August THOMAS was born - depending on your relationship - You may be able to obtain the registration of Birth -[with proof that he is deceased]/
If you know the name of the Funeral Home - in charge of Arrangements - [Cemetery Office will know]. They may be able to assist [depends on their concern re privacy]
Funeral Home may take info for the Registration of Death = May take information for an Obituary.
They also take other information - not required for the registration or obituary. eg funeral arrangements - pall bearers - cost - names of other family members etc -