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Why Plan Ahead

Why Plan Ahead

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. Still feeling unsure? Here are some of the most important reasons why planning ahead may be the best option.

It is easy.

You can take your time creating arrangements that best suit your needs and preferences, and all you have to do is fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you can make changes at a later date if you wish.



It lets you decide how you'd like to be remembered.

Creating your own unique life celebration allows you to make sure that your wishes and desires are respected upon your passing. However you decide to be memorialized, pre-planning and preparation gives you control over the personal decisions that must be made when a person moves on from this life. Planning can be meaningful for your family, as well, if you choose to include them in the process. It can help them to feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect exactly what you envisioned them to be.



It takes the burden off of your family and friends.

When a loved one passes, the family faces an overwhelming number of tasks and decisions, all while struggling through grief and a range of difficult emotions. By taking care of your arrangements before the time of need, you are relieving them of that burden and giving them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. They would not have to ask themselves, “Am I making the right choices?” or worry about whether they have emotionally overspent and can instead focus on what matters: saying goodbye and celebrating your life journey with those who cared about you most.



It gives you the ability to pre-pay.

While pre-funding your funeral is certainly not required in order to pre-plan, pre-payment means that your funds will be set aside and protected against inflation and unforeseen increases in cost. Even if your life insurance or other emergency funds are gone, the pre-paid funeral funds will be protected for your family’s safety. Your family will not have to worry about payment, and can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of. We will be happy to provide you with more information and help you arrange for pre-funding of your services.



What if I Move?

Once you create your pre-plan with us, we store it in our files as a record of your final wishes and decisions. We offer a travel protection program that covers any and all expenses for transportation back if the death occurs beyond 100 miles from home.  Your plan can be transferred to another funeral home in the United States as well.  



Where Do I Start?

The first step is to review our Pre-Planning Checklist to help you consider all of your possibilities and gather all of the information you will need. Then, you can use our Pre-Planning Form to begin creating your personalized arrangements. You can also contact us to schedule a time to meet with a member of our staff to discuss your options and design your plan in person.

 

Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Fayetteville

180 N. Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Phone: 770-461-7641

Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Peachtree City

200 Robinson Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Phone: 770-487-3959


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