How to Make Funeral Arrangements

Laying a loved one to rest is a difficult challenge to face, but making the funeral arrangements doesn’t have to be overwhelming. At Tharp Funeral Home we pride ourselves on providing expert support and services. This ensures that your mind is free to attend your personal needs and those of your friends, family, and loved ones. We hope the following guidelines …

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Planning a Funeral on the Family Farm

Planning a Funeral on your Family Farm Funerals held on family farms are regaining the great popularity they enjoyed before the 1960s. As you can imagine, such memorials have a unique set of features and benefits for the family, and a unique set of challenges for the funeral professional. Consider the Space of the Farm It’s important for the family …

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Leave a Legacy with Funeral Pre-planning

Funeral pre-planning lets your friends and family celebrate you in just the way you like. Alleviate the emotion from your loved ones who would need to make these decisions on your behalf. You can ensure that your legacy is upheld in the manner you like which eliminates any confusion regarding what you would have wanted. Funeral pre-planning is a simple process …

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How to Have an End of Life Conversation with Your Kids

When your kids were little it was “the birds and the bees.” But that was easy compared to this. Now that you are getting older, it’s time to face the reality that everyone will, eventually, pass away. And you owe it to your kids to have an end of life conversation with them so that they know what to do when …

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Pre-planning for Funeral Expenses

Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” Preplanning your funeral is a choice to give. Choosing to plan ahead frames your life in a personal design and allows family and friends to celebrate the life you shared with them. Planning a Budget The average cost of funerals ranges …

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How to Write a Sympathy Message

When putting together a sympathy message, it can be difficult to figure out what to say. After all, you want to make sure that the wording is just right and that your feelings are properly expressed. If you are looking to write your own sympathy message but don’t know where to begin, here are some ideas and writing samples to help …