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Where to Start When Planning a Funeral

Published: June 2, 2021

The passing of a friend or loved one takes a large toll on your emotions and can become quite a stressful experience. Along with processing your grief, you may also be responsible for making the funeral arrangements. Planning a funeral while grieving the loss of a loved one can be an overwhelming time, so the team at Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services is here to help. The following is a list of steps to take to help guide you through the funeral arrangement process during this difficult time, especially if you don’t know where to start.

Make the “First Calls” & Confirm Transportation for the Deceased
After your loved one has passed, arrange for them to be removed from the place of death and begin to make calls to the appropriate friends and family. After these “first calls” are made, the deceased will be moved to a funeral home or another facility. Sometimes, a second transfer will be made to another funeral home or city, if necessary.

Search for “Pre-Arrangements”
Some individuals may leave behind “pre-arranged” funeral plans. These plans may specify the funeral provider that the deceased had selected prior to their passing, along with other wants and wishes regarding their funeral service or memorial.

Begin to Arrange the Funeral Services, Life Celebration or Cemetery Arrangements
If you are the one in charge of funeral arrangements, meet with a funeral director to begin planning the funeral service. You will cover how the deceased will be cared for, whether it will be a burial or cremation, as well as what type of ceremony will be held. If you decide on a burial service and the cemetery property has not yet been purchased, you will then purchase the appropriate property for your loved one, such as a grave plot or an urn.

Take Care of All Financial, Estate, & Administrative Matters
After the funeral takes place, all of the affairs of the deceased, such as financial assets and estate plans, must be taken care of. To ensure that these matters are handled properly, seek out a personal attorney who can directly assist you.

Contact Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services to Start Planning Your Funeral Service
At Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, we understand that when a friend or loved one passes, it may be quite difficult to think about anything else, including making funeral arrangements. The team at Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services is here to help you arrange the perfect funeral or service for your loved one, providing you with guidance and support along the way. To learn more about our offered services, visit our website or contact us today.

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