Why Pre-Plan

Making funeral arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all your options and truly plan a service that’s unique to you. If you’re still on the fence, below are a few more reasons why pre-planning is a good option.



It's Simple

It’s as simple as completing a form or meeting with one of our staff members to put your plan in place. No matter your age, anyone can pre-plan, and you can make changes whenever you wish.

You Relieve the Burden

Pre-planning relieves your family of that burden, so they can focus on grief and remembrance.

You’re in Control

When you pre-plan, you’re in control of creating a unique celebration of life. You also can include your family members in the planning, so the service reflects their wishes and needs as well.

There are Pre-pay Options

We deposit your pre-payments into a trust fund where it stays until it’s needed. Pre-paying generally means you save money since you’re protected from inflation and price changes, and it also gives your family members peace of mind knowing that the funeral expenses are taken care of.

How to Begin

Check out our planning checklist to see all your options. Then, you can plan online using our form or you can schedule a meeting with our staff to plan your personalized service details.

Additionally, we keep a record of your pre-planned arrangements and pre-payments, and they’re easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States if you were to move.



Presley L Eley, IV

Pre-Need Coordinator

I was born in Portsmouth, VA and currently reside in Tyner, NC. I am a member of Open Door Church and I received a Mortuary Science Degree from Tidewater Community College. I am a previous funeral homeowner and operator and worked for different funeral firms in Edenton, NC before coming to Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. I have a Funeral Service license in North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy spending time camping, boating and fishing. I truly enjoy boat rides in the evenings; it is the most peaceful time ever; you can just sit back and enjoy the scenery. I am a diehard Carolina Basketball fan! College basketball is about the only sport I really get into, though I have been watching some football lately. I enjoy traveling, and I look forward to being able to do more in the near future.




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