Without a doubt, dying is one of the few events in life that is certain to occur. For most of us, this is a disquieting thought. Yet it is still something you should plan for – if not for your own peace-of-mind, then for the well-being of those you’ll leave behind. The next section will help you make decisions for this inevitable future by explaining what is involved in funeral pre-planning, the rewards, and what pre-payment options are available. However, if you'd be more comfortable discussing these issues with our funeral pre-planning advisor, Dean Barker, we suggest you call him at 903-874-3755.
What's Involved in Funeral Pre-Planning?
Making pre-need funeral arrangements isn't difficult, but it can be a thoughtful, often introspective, process. While it's possible to engage in funeral pre-planning on your own, using our website feature, PreArrange Online; people tell us it's actually easier, and a far more valuable experience, to sit down with a licensed funeral director who can advise you throughout the funeral pre-planning process.
Making pre-need funeral arrangements involves exploring the benefits of each of the available options: cremation, traditional burial, as well as the green burial services offered by Corley Funeral Home. Together, you and Dean Barker, our funeral pre-arrangement specialist (or another one of our licensed funeral directors experienced in funeral pre-planning) will take all the time you need to walk through the points on our funeral pre-planning checklist; arriving at the end of your time together with a funeral pre-arrangement plan.
You can get a head start on the funeral pre-planning process by taking time to read any–or all–of the following pages: What to Know when Choosing Burial, Cremation Services and Green Burial.
What are the Rewards of Funeral Pre-Arrangement?
The rewards of funeral pre-planning are many; in fact, we've dedicated an entire page to them. In making pre-need funeral arrangements, you empower your family at a time when they feel most vulnerable, making it easier for them to cope during the early days of bereavement, and protect yourself and your family from rising funeral costs.
Today, more individuals and families are making funeral pre-arrangements than ever before. There are a number of reasons why: fear of inflation, the fact there are fewer relatives living close enough to be responsible for making funeral arrangements; not to mention many other socio-cultural changes impacting the decisions we make; making funeral pre-arrangements can make a whole lot of sense. The following are just some of the most common reasons people give when initiating funeral pre-planning activities:
In preparing a pre-need funeral plan, I share my desires and expectations with my family
I know my death will be hard for everyone at first; I want to reduce any stress or anxiety for those I love, at what will already be an emotional time
Funeral pre-planning saves money
Depending on the situation at the time of my death, pre-need funeral arrangements can guarantee my survivors will not have to pay more for the funeral I planned
Funeral pre-planning is a true testament to how much you care about your family
Pre-need funeral arrangements, when pre-funded, will relieve my loved ones of any financial responsibility
If you're interested in learning more about these benefits, we encourage you to read Benefits of Pre-Planning, or call us at 903-874-3755 to discuss the specifics of funeral pre-planning with Corley Funeral Home.
A prepaid funeral can protect you and your family from future inflationary trends, while also providing everyone involved with the peace-of-mind of knowing that they are now protected from unforeseen expenses. There are a growing number of funding options available to the individuals and families who wish to pre-pay when making funeral pre-arrangements. We can tailor a funding plan that's right for you. From single pay plans to automatic monthly bank withdrawals designed to meet anyone's budget concerns. Please call 903-874-3755 to explore the pre-payment choices available.
Any one of the reasons for making pre-need funeral arrangements is good enough to spur action, but when you take them all together, it’s easy to see why funeral pre-planning with Corley Funeral Home is one of the smartest things you can do. If you agree, give us a call at 903-874-3755 to set an appointment with Dean Barker, our dedicated funeral pre-arrangement advisor. When you connect with him, be sure to ask about our highly-affordable prepaid cremation plans.