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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
479-646-5555
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
479-474-2523

Pre-Arrangement

Thinking about the inevitability of one's death is subject that few like to consider. For many, actually moving ahead with the pre-planning or pre-paying for their funeral is even more difficult to act on.

When one begins to understand the financial and emotional pressure that a funeral can thrust on our loved ones, it becomes clear that planning in advance is a considerate and responsible thing to do.

Similar to the protection that life insurance provides for loved ones; planning a funeral in advance can protect loved ones from much more than just financial concerns. You have always been there to protect them throughout your life, why not after your death?

With the large number of options and considerations available to individuals today, it is important to speak with someone you can trust. 

We can guide you through the many options and considerations to help you determine the arrangements that best suite your needs.  We will help you find a balance between the emotional, spiritual and financial needs of your surviving loved ones after you have gone.



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