Why Plan Ahead | Ralph Williams ii Funeral Service
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Life Choices - Why Plan Ahead

Why Plan Ahead?
Funeral arrangements often times take place within a few days of the loss of a loved one. Pre-planning for funeral allows families the precious time they need to make decisions regarding funeral options without the emotional stress related to the loss. Pre-arrangements permit one to ease the burden of making decisions while making their personal wishes known.

How Do I Start?
Starting the pre-planning process can be as easy as your first phone call. Our funeral director will lead you through the pre-arrangement process. You can rest assured that our staff will be attentive to your every need. We will answer any question that you might have and there will never be any pressure for you to make immediate decisions. Pre-planning is the process of gathering needed details, and thinking through the issues while you decide the nature of your arrangements.

Do I Have To Pre-Pay?
The most important part of the planning process is just that, planning. You will be given the option of pre-paying, paying over time, or not paying and just making your wishes known.

What Are The Benefits of Pre-Paying?
Like the cost of everything, the cost of a funeral service will go up over time with inflation. By pre-paying the funeral, you will have the peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of and that your family will not have to worry about financial matters in their grief. You effectively lock the price of your service at today’s price and live your life. When you die, your pre-payment and all the decisions you made may well be considered your departing gift to your loved ones.

Our staff is prepared to accommodate you, whatever the need. If you would like to speak to a pre-arrangement counselor or you would like a free Planning Guide, please call our office. We will even come to your home upon request.