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After Someone Dies | Your Guide To Arranging A Funeral

When a loved one passes away, it’s an emotional time. On top of the grieving process, there’s also the stress of arranging a funeral. This process doesn’t need to be any more difficult than it already is, so we’ve put together a short guide to help.

You’ll want to choose a funeral director who is professional and able to provide the service that you want. In some cases, the deceased will have left behind details of how they would like to be sent off. If this isn’t the case, then these decisions will be left to those who are managing their estate.

It’s important to note that funeral wishes that have been left in a will are not legally binding. So, if you’re arranging a funeral and have found that their wishes cannot be fulfilled, you don’t need to worry. The final choice is that of the executors of the estate. This means that you can make arrangements according to the budget and limitations that might be present at the time of death.

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Choose A Burial Or A Cremation

When arranging a funeral, you’ll need to consider whether a burial or a cremation is preferred.


A burial may be the preferred choice for those who practice certain religions. The body will be embalmed, placed in a coffin and then buried in a graveyard. This tends to be a more expensive option.


Many people opt for a cremation. The body is placed in a coffin and the life of the deceased is celebrated before they are committed to be cremated.

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Choose A Service

The person who is arranging a funeral will also have to decide how they would like the deceased to be celebrated.

Private Chapel

Many funeral directors, including David L. Evans & Son, have their own private service chapels. These are well-suited to those who don’t wish to have a full church service or those who’d prefer a non-religious ceremony. You’re welcome to personalize the chapel with photographs, flowers and other sentimental items. Religious symbols can be provided for any faith that you specify, if they are desired.

Church Service

For those who regularly attended church in life, their wish may be to have their funeral at their local church. You’ll need to contact the church and arrange the service through them. Your chosen funeral director can then liaise with the church to make the necessary arrangements.

Direct Funeral

A direct funeral is a no-frills option. There is no ceremony, the body will go straight to the cemetery or the crematorium. Many people who choose direct funerals for their loved ones will hold their own, private event to celebrate the life of the deceased.

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Choose David L. Evans & Son For Funerals In Tonypandy, South Wales

David L. Evans & Son have experience in all aspects of arranging a funeral. Our team pride themselves on their high-quality, compassionate services. Our goal is to provide support and guidance through this difficult time, leaving you with more quality time to spend with your family and friends.

We can arrange a variety of different services and create a bespoke funeral plan. We have an intimate chapel where we provide services for multiple faiths. Contact us now to discuss your requirements and give your loved ones the send-off they deserve.

Contact us to arrange a funeral

Whether you are planning a funeral in advance or after the death of a loved one, call us for professional funeral arrangements in Tonypandy, Rhondda and the surrounding region of Glamorgan.

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