Pre-planned funerals have become an option for many families.
Personal, financial, and legal considerations make pre-planning
desirable. Even more so, planning your final arrangements in
advance relieves your family members of many decisions about
your funeral during thier time of loss.
We offer the finest pre-arrangement services available so
that you and your family can plan and prepare for the future.
A pre-paid funeral can guarantee that the arrangements you
make today will be available just as you specified, without
For those who pre-pay thier funeral, the guidelines provided
by law specify that the funds be held in trust by an independent
Plans can be tailored to suit your iindividual needs. Payment
plans are available or your existing insurance policies can
be used to fund your pre-planned funeral.You will find the
advice of your family, minister, and funeral director helpful
when considering your options. We will record all your wishes
and vital information, as well as, assist in gathering documents
to keep at the funeral home. After deciding the details for
the funeral, you can select any merchandise you may desire
for your service.
You have the opportunity to make your choices with freedom
from the usual urgencies that are created when a death occurs.
For specific information about this service and any related
funeral questions, we are available for appointments either
at the funeral home or in your home.
you have any questions about preplanning, feel free to
contact us at 229-423-2033, or email directly here
Why Pre-Arrange? What steps are involved? What if I move?
Things that must be done on the Most
Difficult Day of Your Life.
Why do families prearrange?
are many reasons families prearrange, including:
give yourself time to think about certain aspects of
the service without having to make immediate decisions
sure your preferences for the type of funeral service
you desire are fulfilled
costs. By paying for your funeral in advance, your
assets are protected and grow at competitive interest
relieve your family members of the financial responsibility
of funeral expenses at the time of death
ensure understanding of possible benefits at the time
of death for your survivors, such as social security,
veteran benefits, and life insurance claims
avoid giving the surviving family members the 104 decisions
that must be made on the most difficult day of their
life (see this list below)
that your plans and confidences are with an over
100 year old, family-owned business, providing
with an honest staff of professional, licensed
funeral directors dedicated to superior quality
Things that must be done on the Most Difficult
Day of Your Life
SECURE VITAL STATISTICS (Required For Documents)
name, complete address, telephone number
- Date & place
of service, date of discharge
long at current residence/former residence(s)
job title, nature of work & history
of workplace, telephone number
PAY SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING
/ Inheritance taxes
of family burial estate, mausoleum crypt, cremation
niche, opening & closing costs
for burial, entombment or cremation
for visiting relatives
- Medications & drugs
- Current & urgent
bills (mortgage/rent, taxes, installment payments,
COLLECT DOCUMENTS AND PAPERWORK
certificate/legal proof of age
Security card or number
policies (life, health, accident, property, auto)
books and listing of accounts
deed or proof of ownership
titles or bill of sale
tax returns, receipts & canceled checks
DECIDE AND ARRANGE WITHIN A FEW HOURS
location of burial/disposition and which space to open
type (religious, fraternal, military)
for visitation and funeral service
for special religious services
information for eulogy
if casket is open or closed
vital statistics about deceased for newspaper
and jewelry for deceased
of scripture & readings (poems etc.)
of grave (either temporary or permanent)
contributions for memorials in memory of deceased
book, memorial/prayer cards
for you & minor children
who will look after minor children/pets
if transportation is needed for family & guests,
including funeral procession lineup
- Reviewing & signing
innumerable phone calls, messages and letters
meetings with funeral director, lawyer, clergy, cemetery,
lodging for out-of-town guests
those who help in a special way (contributors of flowers,
food, donations, etc.)
certified copies of death certificate
for memento display
deceased's will regarding special wishes
PLAN TO NOTIFY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
of relatives not going to work
other musicians & vocalists
fraternal, civic organizations & unions
accountant, financial planner & executor of
What steps are involved in prearrangement?
Advance Planning Professionals will explain your options
and guide you in establishing your own plans. You should
find the advice of your family, clergy, and funeral director
especially helpful when considering your options. We will
record all your wishes and vital information, as well as
assist in gathering documents to keep at the funeral home.
deciding the details for the funeral, you can select a
casket, burial vault, or any other merchandise you may
desire for the services.
funeral home can even provide you the opportunity to make
selections and set aside funds for flowers, the funeral
escort to the cemetery, custom memorial folders and acknowledgments,
catered meals for after the ceremony, or airline tickets
for family or friends flying in for the funeral. Many will
even prepay the opening and closing of the grave/crypt
for the cemetery.
What If I move out of town?
you should relocate to another city after prearranging,
Paulk Funeral Home will transfer prearrangement to
the funeral home of your choice.
For specific information about this service or any other related funeral questions, we are available for appointments either in your home or at our facilities. You may call or write for information. Advance planning makes good sense, and is an economically sound decision. For additional information, please call 229-423-2033.
Can I place my records on file over the Paulk Funeral Home
Many families choose to start their prearrangement process right
here on our web site. You will find a list of information to select
your choices, and one of our funeral directors will be happy to
begin the process of Advance Planning CLICK HERE
you have any questions about preplanning, feel free to contact
us at 229-423-2033, or email directly here.
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