People are becoming more knowledgeable about funerals to the extent that one third of all services are planned ahead. This interest may be sparked by a concern for the burden placed on surviving family members. No one thinks twice about buying life, health, home or auto insurance. It's protection for emergencies. SO IS PREARRANGING A FUNERAL. It ensures your wishes are fulfilled and it spares your family the emotional burden. If you choose to prepay, no one bears the financial responsibility later. At the very least, you should tell your family what you want. Prearrangement may be as simple as expressing your funeral preferences. Or it may be as complete as funding those arrangements with a life insurance policy or trust. Those who plan ahead have the luxury of time and a clear head, unclouded by the trauma of death. It provides the planning with peace of mind on two levels; that the family won't be forced to make tough decisions at the most difficult time and his/her wishes will be honored. We would like to be a help to you and provide valuable information on preplanning and insurance needs. For more information on prearrangement, please call Herring Funeral Care at 910-488-6217 or stop by and see us. If your church or community organization would like a presentation on this information please give us a call.