Why is Funeral Pre-Planning Important?

The unexpected passing of a friend or loved one is very difficult on a family. Many times in this situation, there is no knowledge of the deceased’s wishes for end of life arrangements.

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Here at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory, we have experienced how stress and emotions can run high during these times. We believe that family members should be able to grieve without worrying about making plans.

This is why we advocate funeral pre-planning with our clients and families we serve. While it might not seem like something you or your family wants to think about now, death is a natural part of life and pre-planning can make the whole process much easier when the time comes.

One reason pre-planning funeral arrangements is important has to do with peace of mind. Making the important decisions about funeral arrangements are easier when handled together, rather than alone. If something were to happen to you or a family member, there is a great deal of peace of mind that comes from knowing what that person’s wishes are and seeing that they are carried out.

Another valuable benefit of pre-planning has to do with costs. First, you can choose a pre-payment plan that fits your budget. Our staff is happy to work with you to find a specialized plan that fits your unique budgetary needs.

Furthermore, when you pre-plan your funeral or cremation services with Gentry Griffey, you can feel secure that your costs are locked in. You can control the cost of your funeral and protect your plan from inflation. This also contributes to peace of mind that your family won’t be saddled with costs they weren’t prepared for.

While a sensitive issue, we recognize that insurance should be something that provides for your survivors, not your funeral. Pre-planning can help ensure that happens to meet your wishes.

One concern of some families is that funeral pre-planning might cause issues should they ever move away from East Tennessee. Our dedicated staff is happy to assist you with the transfer of a pre-arranged plan should that be something you require.

Families and individuals who pre-plan their funeral and memorial arrangements can make their wishes known during more peaceful times so that later, they aren’t worrying about details in a time of grief.

If you or your loved one is interested in the pre-planning funeral services we provide here at Gentry Griffey, we would be happy to speak with you. Contact us at 865-689-4481 or info@gentrygriffey.com.

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