Preplanning at Sparks Funeral Home
Many families are unaware of just how many ways we can help. We can do as little or as much
of the planning as you like. As experienced funeral directors, we are trained with an
understanding of what needs to be done. We have a complete pre-planning checklist so no
detail is overlooked.
We can answer questions on benefits, help you choose cemetery property and other memorialization
and make complete funeral arrangements. We will explain the benefits of advance payment, help
you organize, and even prepare a permanent record which outlines your wishes in detail.
There are four good reasons for making funeral arrangements in advance. Without a doubt the
most important reason for making funeral and other estate arrangements in advance is to spare
your family this task at a difficult time. The second is lower costs. Although not a requirement,
you may wish to invest in a funeral trust account or final expense insurance policy when making
funeral arrangements. Thirdly, with the number of revisions in government benefits over the years,
it is important for each person to be aware of these changes and how to protect those benefits.
Lastly, peace of mind. We often have special wishes as to where to be buried, who is to receive
our personal effects, and how we are to be memorialized. Making funeral arrangements today
permits time for you to tend to every detail.
We realize that each family's needs, preferences and budgets are very different. Therefore,
we offer a wide array of service options. Whether a family's preference is traditional burial
or cremation, Sparks Funeral Home provides personal service to each family with dignity and
respect. We welcome the opportunity to meet personally with you and your family to discuss our
services more fully or to simply answer your questions. You can click here to request information
or complete our preplanning form over the Internet. Please call us at (606) 474-5114 if we can
be of any assistance.
The Top Five Things You Should Know...
- The funeral ritual helps us focus our emotions and brings a sense of meaning to death.
- A pre-planned funeral can prevent your family members from having to make a number of significant decisions when they are confused and upset.
- A call to a funeral director is a good beginning in making sure you have covered all your bases in your planning.
- Things to discuss with a funeral director include ranging from visitation, the memorial service and alternatives from burial, cremation, or entombment.
- Another important component in your plan is to make sure your loved ones know where your recorded wishes can be found.