Why Plan Ahead?

If you’ve lost a loved one, you know that planning a funeral service can be stressful and overwhelming. With preplanning, you get peace of mind and can help ease your family’s burden in their time of loss.

Preplanning lifts the burden from your loved ones by relieving the pressure to make important decisions in times of grief. Preplanning also ensures that your funeral reflects your personal tastes, preferences, and budget and lets your family know exactly what you want. Preplanning also allows you to set aside funds to protect against rising funeral costs and ensure your family has the financial resources they need to lay you to rest.

Directors of Advance Funeral Planning

G. Stokes Hunter

Downtown & Powdersville Preplanning Director

Stokes is a licensed funeral director and embalmer who has been in funeral service for more than 37 years. He was born and raised in Easley, SC, is a 1977 graduate of Easley Sr. High School and a 1984 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA. Stokes and his wife, Sheila, are active members of the Rock Springs Baptist Church and have two married sons, and two grandchildren.

Ben Hooker

Duckett Preplanning Director

Ben has lived in Pickens County all of his life. He began serving families with Robinson Funeral Home since he was 16 years old. Ben graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Ben left the funeral industry in 1978 and served families in the banking industry for 30 years. After retiring from banking, Ben returned to Robinson Funeral Home. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Ann Lathem, and they have two married children and five grandchildren. Ann & Ben are members of Easley First Baptist Church.

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