Obituaries

Autherine Houts
B: 1926-09-20
D: 2017-08-10
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Houts, Autherine
Maria Ascencio
B: 1929-04-19
D: 2017-08-06
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Ascencio, Maria
Bobby Moody
B: 1932-06-30
D: 2017-07-30
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Moody, Bobby
John Tarbet
B: 1964-12-31
D: 2017-07-30
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Tarbet, John
Bryan Pickett
B: 1963-04-05
D: 2017-07-29
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Pickett, Bryan
Phillip Winn
B: 1959-10-12
D: 2017-07-27
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Winn, Phillip
Joan Rifenburgh
B: 1933-11-14
D: 2017-07-24
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Rifenburgh, Joan
Debra Isaacs
B: 1956-12-05
D: 2017-07-22
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Isaacs, Debra
James Isaacs
B: 1952-01-22
D: 2017-07-21
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Isaacs, James
Errol Rutledge
B: 1940-04-16
D: 2017-07-05
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Rutledge, Errol
David Head
B: 1956-08-31
D: 2017-07-04
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Head, David
Ouida Head
B: 1934-10-11
D: 2017-07-04
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Head, Ouida
Ruth Hogan
B: 1919-07-29
D: 2017-06-26
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Hogan, Ruth
Carolina Lopez
B: 1919-12-27
D: 2017-06-20
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Lopez, Carolina
Dustin Logan
B: 1985-03-14
D: 2017-06-17
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Logan, Dustin
Crescencia Duran
B: 1934-06-09
D: 2017-06-17
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Duran, Crescencia
Iva Gouge
B: 1924-04-28
D: 2017-06-17
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Gouge, Iva
John Bishop
B: 1944-10-17
D: 2017-06-08
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Bishop, John
Christopher Arendall
B: 1959-01-15
D: 2017-06-08
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Arendall, Christopher
Willie Rich Lawson
B: 1924-11-03
D: 2017-05-29
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Rich Lawson, Willie
Archie Brooks
B: 1938-03-10
D: 2017-05-21
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Brooks, Archie

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We've had the privilege of assisting many families with their funeral pre-planning. During the time we've spent with them, we've learned more about the reasons behind their decision to take funeral pre-planning seriously.

What We've Heard Over the Years

  • Pre-planning my funeral was my way of showing my family just how much I love them.
  • In pre-paying for my funeral arrangements, I've lessened the financial burden on those people I leave behind.
  • I'm very independent and have always made all my own decisions.
  • Some say I like to be in control of everything and they're right!
  • This way my family knows exactly what I want. No one has to get angry or fight, and no one has to feel guilty about making the wrong decision. When I'm gone, they will know what I want.
  • I remember when my mother died. None of us kids knew what to do and absolutely none of us knew what she wanted. No one bothered to ask! I'm just not going to wait for my kids to ask me what I want. I'm going to tell them.
  • I guess it's because I want things done my way. I want to provide my funeral pre-arrangements to our local funeral home to make sure I get what I want.

These are just a few of the comments we've heard during funeral pre-arrangements. Chances are pretty good that some of these statements are true for you as well.

We're here to help. In this section, you can learn why it's important, how it works, and exactly what's involved in pre-need funeral planning. Call us at (325) 928-4711 with any questions you may have.

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How to Prearrange a Funeral and Prearrangement Checklist
The funeral pre-arrangement process is not complicated: Consider your funeral service options, discuss them with family, and record your wishes for us to follow in the future.
Record Your Wishes
What is the #1 reason people choose to pre-plan their funeral? It's the responsible thing to do. Learn the top reasons people pre-arrange funeral services.
Funeral Service Trends
Today's families can choose from a wide variety of funeral services ranging from the traditional to a more personalized celebration-of-life. In this section, we invite you to learn more about the change in funeral service trends.
Advance Directives
No one wants to think about a time when they will be unable to make critical health care or end-of-life decisions but it makes sense to complete an advance directive.
Pre-Arrange Online
Our online pre-need funeral planning tool makes pre-planning easier. Your own personal login allows you to return to your plan and make changes at any time.