Obituaries

Jack Shadle
B: 1925-01-10
D: 2016-12-02
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Shadle, Jack
Ellen Burkham
B: 1922-06-06
D: 2016-12-02
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Burkham, Ellen
Fayetta Smith
B: 1929-03-30
D: 2016-12-02
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Smith, Fayetta
Wanda Smellie
B: 1940-04-22
D: 2016-12-01
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Smellie, Wanda
William Ames
B: 1932-02-24
D: 2016-11-25
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Ames, William
Rhonda Davis
B: 1954-11-03
D: 2016-11-23
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Davis, Rhonda
Lula Shelly
B: 1947-05-01
D: 2016-11-23
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Shelly, Lula
Iman Abdallah
B: 1952-08-08
D: 2016-11-21
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Abdallah, Iman
Gary Meador
B: 1956-12-27
D: 2016-11-18
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Meador, Gary
George Hogg
B: 1936-12-19
D: 2016-11-18
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Hogg, George
Doris Dorsett
B: 1930-01-19
D: 2016-11-17
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Dorsett, Doris
Ronnie Lipsey
B: 1943-11-10
D: 2016-11-16
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Lipsey, Ronnie
Eugene Muehleisen
B: 1932-03-29
D: 2016-11-08
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Muehleisen, Eugene
Vanda Munk
B: 1941-05-16
D: 2016-11-08
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Munk, Vanda
Annette Smith
B: 1924-01-03
D: 2016-11-07
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Smith, Annette
Kennith Morgan
B: 1934-11-20
D: 2016-11-05
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Morgan, Kennith
Mae Adkins
B: 1929-08-31
D: 2016-11-05
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Adkins, Mae
Vivian Arnold
B: 1936-06-29
D: 2016-11-05
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Arnold, Vivian
Ola Mae Denson
B: 1920-02-08
D: 2016-10-29
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Denson, Ola Mae
Anita Beall
B: 1931-05-22
D: 2016-10-28
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Beall, Anita
Wanda Sutton
B: 1941-08-02
D: 2016-10-28
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Sutton, Wanda

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About Pre-Planning

Dying is one of the few events in life that is certain to occur, yet one we are not likely to plan for. Should we really spend more time preparing for two weeks away from work than we do our last days on Earth?

This section will help you make decisions for the future by explaining what pre-arrangement is, what is involved, and what options are available.

Pre-Payment Options

There are a growing number of options available to the public today when seeking to preplan and prepay their final wishes. We can tailor a plan that's right for you. From single pay plans to automatic monthly bank withdrawals designed to meet anyone's budget concerns, our staff would be pleased to outline the choices available.

Pre-paying can protect you and your family from future inflationary trends while providing the piece of mind of knowing that they will be cared for after you are gone. Below you will find more detailed explanations of the plans that we have available. If you would like to request an appointment after you have reviewed this information, we would be pleased to have one of our staff go over any additional questions you might have. Consumer information on pre-paid funerals is available through the Texas Department of Banking at www.dob.texas.gov, or http://www.prepaidfunerals.texas.gov .

Pre-Planning Options

When is the Best Time to Pre-Plan Your Funeral?

The best time to begin making your prearrangements is now, while you're thinking about it. While some people in their 40's and 50's may think it's too early to preplan, people who do say that prearranging their funerals is smart financial planning and gives them added peace of mind knowing they aren't leaving this burden to family members. By taking time now to collect cost information and calmly making choices related to your own funeral arrangements, you'll be protecting your family against the stress of having to make these decisions at a time of extreme emotional stress. This way you can carefully choose specific items you want and need ... and pay for them now. Prepaid Investments through funeral homes allows families to fund their funerals in advance through different investment vehicles.

The Six Common Reasons for Prearranging Funerals

Today, more individuals and families are making the decision to prearrange their funerals than ever before. Because of the factors such as inflation, fewer extended family members living close by, and other changes in our society, planning your own funeral can make a lot of sense. In a recent survey, these were the most common reasons people gave for prearranging their own funerals:

  • Lets your wishes be known
  • Reduces stress for friends and family at an already emotional time
  • Saves money
  • Guarantees your family will never have to pay more for your funeral — no matter what happens with inflation
  • Shows you care
  • Relieves your loved ones of the financial responsibility