Obituaries

Deacon Huiett Felder
B: 1923-10-08
D: 2019-11-04
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Felder, Deacon Huiett
Lashonda Dinkens
B: 1971-10-31
D: 2019-10-29
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Dinkens, Lashonda
Lisa Holmes
B: 1961-04-23
D: 2019-10-22
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Holmes, Lisa
Willie Baxtrum
B: 1948-07-23
D: 2019-10-22
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Baxtrum, Willie
Clyde Coleman
B: 1962-07-14
D: 2019-10-21
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Coleman, Clyde
Marilyn Bellamy
B: 1954-10-01
D: 2019-10-20
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Bellamy, Marilyn
Grace Westby
B: 1925-08-15
D: 2019-10-15
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Westby, Grace
William Holley
B: 1955-09-21
D: 2019-10-10
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Holley, William
Debora Simpson
B: 1957-09-04
D: 2019-10-09
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Simpson, Debora
Dennis Drummond
B: 1944-08-28
D: 2019-10-08
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Drummond, Dennis
Mary Gissendanner
B: 1939-02-25
D: 2019-10-07
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Gissendanner, Mary
William McClendon
B: 1928-11-02
D: 2019-10-04
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McClendon, William
Casharel Chestnut
D: 2019-10-02
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Chestnut, Casharel
John Matthews
B: 1959-06-29
D: 2019-10-02
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Matthews, John
Casharel Chestnut
B: 1973-12-12
D: 2019-10-02
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Chestnut, Casharel
Ray Williams
B: 1949-10-06
D: 2019-09-29
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Williams, Ray
Duane Quamina
B: 1987-10-20
D: 2019-09-29
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Quamina, Duane
Carolyn Hendrix
B: 1931-09-09
D: 2019-09-23
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Hendrix, Carolyn
Jesse Harrison
B: 1983-03-10
D: 2019-09-22
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Harrison, Jesse
Cecil Bennett
B: 1950-06-19
D: 2019-09-21
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Bennett, Cecil
Johnnie Harris
B: 1930-03-19
D: 2019-09-19
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Harris, Johnnie

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Funeral Pre-Arrangement Process

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Benefits of Funeral Pre-Planning

There are many benefits to funeral pre-planning. Here are the top ten reasons why you should consider making your funeral arrangements ahead of time:

  1. It means there will be fewer opportunities for argument and indecision about your funeral arrangements among family members after you're gone.
  2. Your survivors will never have to worry about doing the wrong thing when finalizing your funeral arrangements. You will have told them exactly what you want.
  3. No mistakes and no oversights. After you're gone, everything will be done your way.
  4. You have peace-of-mind now knowing that we will follow through with your wishes.
  5. After your death, no one can make any decisions you wouldn't want.
  6. Funeral pre-planning is the responsible thing to do. It removes the burden from family members.
  7. You can make complex decisions ahead of time when you have the time to think things through.
  8. Funeral pre-planning can involve pre-payment. This will save your family money and avoid any financial burdens.
  9. Funeral pre-planning involves an awareness of the reality of death.
  10. You are almost guaranteed to get what you want.

The Basics of Funeral Pre-Planning

Here's a break-down of the planning process:

  • Set goals
  • Review limitations
  • Look at available options
  • Weigh the pros and cons of each option
  • Talk to others about the best options
  • Arrive at a final decision

In the case of funeral pre-arrangement, another two important steps are involved:

  • Write out your plan with as many details as possible.
  • Send your plan to the funeral home and provide a copy to your executor.

There are two ways for you to arrange your pre-planned funeral.

Using Our Online Funeral Pre-Planning Tool

This website features Pre-Arrange Online, a step-by-step interactive form that can be used to record your end-of-life plan and send the completed form to our staff for safekeeping. You'll be asked to create an account with a username and password so you can login at any time to complete or change the plan.

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Many people are more comfortable making these decisions with funeral professionals. If you would like us to help, call us at (585) 436-7730 or send us an email using the Contact Us form. 

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