Testimonials

We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • Tisha Katzenberger

    August 13, 2015

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Worry free for my family. I wanted to make sure that no one else would have to go through what I've been through with my husbands." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "It's tough to have a loss and then having to go through everything, planning everything out and trying to decide on things and grieve at the same time." Please tell me what I could do to improve. Nothing. You have been great to me and my family." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes. I've had such a great experience with yall and you explain everything good and I like how you are concern with my needs as if I'm your family." Any Additional comments or suggestions? "I can't thank you enough for all that you have done. I want to thank you for sending the daily quotes. It has really helped and learning how this grieving process works. Never in a million days though something like this would have ever happened to me and my family. Now that it has I see the importance of making sure all my stuff is taking care of so it won't be a burden to my love ones. I hope I can open some eyes in my own family for them to get theirs taken care of. We never know when this will happen. Thank you so much! :) Read more

  • Susan Godson

    Dear Eric, On behalf of my family. I extend to you heartfelt thanks for your caring professionalism regarding my mother's funeral. Polk Memorial Gardens is a beautiful place, and both of my parents are at peace there. Thank you for making a difficult time much less difficult. Sincerely, Susan Godson (Hugh & Caroline Godson) Read more

  • Roger Fox Sr.

    April 04, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "To make it easy on my family." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "My mother she had it pre-planned." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Just stay as you are." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes! you made it as easy as could be." Thank you Roger Fox Read more

  • Ricky and Demetria Turner

    November 04, 2015

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Because of our age and our love for our family we did not want to leave this task to our family. We tend to think practical." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "My mother had terminal cancer and I had to arrange or, help her arrange her pre-planning. At least we knew her desires and preferences. It was tough but a must." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Maybe a little more organized. I know you have more responsibilities besides pre-planning." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes. Honest, not pushy, and relaxed." Read more

  • Rick Cole

    April 17, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Getting Older, Better to pay now, than have my wife or kids pay later. If I live 10 or 20 years longer I'm sure it will be a lot more expensive to bury someone." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "My father didn't have any pre-planning. In 1972 when he died I had to borrow money to bury him, I was 22 years old. My mother had pre-planned." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Make contracts more legible" Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes, you're a very polite and nice guy. You are very professional and seem trust worthy." Read more

  • Richard and Janis

    April 18, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? To make things easier for our children. Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "My mother had preplanned her cremation. It made a sad time much easier." Please tell me what I could do to improve. We thought you did a great job presenting our options. We felt comfortable with you and appreciated no pressure to buy more than we planned on. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes. You were respectful and thorough." Read more

  • Randall and Liza

    July 13, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Main thing is to have all of this paid for. Then you know, what you do have in order. Then you don't worry about putting this on nobody else. Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "I have never went through that" Please tell me what I could do to improve. "If you don't have a pre-planning benefits, it time to make those arrangements, before anything happens to you or your family members." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes, I would, because there are a lot of things that you can be reminder of. Yes it is better to take some time out to do this while your in your stable mind. At the time of death, nobody needs to have all of the questions on them. For us we have paid for everything, that is a big relief. Thank you guys for everything. Read more

  • Patricia O'Neal

    September 25, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Pre-planning a funeral helps make my children's time easier upon my death. Decisions can be difficult when a family member dies. Paying for funeral and burial expenses can be hard, especially when family must pay to travel in order to attend the services pre-planning just makes good sense." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "When my husband died, I had to make hard decisions because his funeral and burial had not been pre-planned. Having a tough emotional time coupled with no sleep for over 40 hours created a difficult situation when planning the funeral. Looking back I can see many errors on my part. With a pre-planned funeral burial, it would have been easier." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Continue exhibiting thoughtful mannerisms such as caring explantations and suggestions is good. Also continue being patient with the customer as that person/persons struggles with choices. These are merely things to continue doing because they are helpful. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Your Caring ways of offering suggstions during the planning process made the time easier. Patience in answering my endless questions was much appreciated. Complete explanations of the process is also an asset. Yes, I would tell others to call you for pre-planning needs. Read more

  • Modean Dale

    August 12, 2015

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? " Take the burden off family of planning. Removes the funeral cost off the family. H had experienced a pre-planning and saw how great it was. Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "I have experienced both - with a pre-plan they lived out of town. He was out of state at death - She talked with Williams Funeral Home and did not need to go until visitation time. This was an elderly couple and pre-planning was great. He was buried at Polk Memorial. Please tell me what I could do to improve. At this time I do not know of any improvement needed. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? " Yes, Friendly and professional - showing concerning for the family." Read more

  • Alves

    December 04, 2015

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Due to health reasons. I thought it would be less stressful for me to have all the details worked out before the passing of my mother. Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "When my father passed away in 1997, it was during the thanksgiving holiday and the family was in a rush making decisions and arrangements." Please tell me what I could do to improve. Eric was the epitome of a Southern Gentleman. I appreciated his concerns for the upcoming death of my mother and he adjusted his schedule to make our meeting convenient for me. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "I would definitely recommend Eric to anyone to handle their pre-arrangement needs." Read more

  • J. L. Russell

    November 16, 2015

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "it takes the burden off the family of having to make decisions at a time of grief for them. It also alleviates any financial burden on them. Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "My father (Russell) passed away without any burial insurance or pre planning and it was a terrible burden on our family to cover expenses and make arrangements. Please tell me what I could do to improve. Nothing except if you ever able to advertise your services more. I'm sure, like us, most people are not aware that you offer this service. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? " Most definitely, you were extremely helpful, and very courteous to us in choosing your services. You made everything easy for us to understand and helped us make the choices we wanted. Read more

  • Jimmy and Bonnie Sedberry

    September 10, 2015

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "We do not want to leave a financial burden on each other or our children." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "My son's dad passed away. No pre-planning no will, no life insurance. My son's were extremely stressed. It was very hard on them. Please tell me what I could do to improve. You did a wonderful job. It was a pleasure to have you helping us. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? Yes. You made us feel at ease. You explained each step thoroughly. We were able to laugh while making very serious decisions. Any Additional comments or suggestions? Don't ever change. :) Bonnie Sedberry Read more

  • Janice

    May 10, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "I decided to pre-plan to take the financial pressure off of my 2 children, so I do not leave them with a burden along with their own financial difficulties. Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "My son paid for his fathers funeral out of his own pocket. My mom had a pre-planned funeral to keep me from having the burden on myself." Please tell me what I could do to improve. You, Eric, did a fabulous job in helping me decide on what I wanted and worked with me to help me decide on what I could afford. No improvement needed. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes, I most certainly would recommend you to anyone. You helped me design my monument stone and gave me ideas of what I could put on it. I felt very comfortable talking to you about anything. You were a pleasure and comfort to me. You also helped me buy a spot as close to my moms grave as possible. The only thing I can possibly ask of you it to; Please comfort my 2 children Brian and Jamie, and my 3 grand daughters: Alexus, Makinze and Paiton as much as you can. My family is very grateful and they will truly be grateful to you for assisting them and me. Thank you, Mr. Eric, for everything you have done for me and will do in the future for my family. Janice Thomson Read more

  • Janet

    May 10, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "I have no children. Do not want to be a financial burden on someone else. Want everything to be taken care of ahead of time." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "My parents preplanned most of their things but still a lot of unanswered questions. Difficult for family to prepare everything immediately after a death. Very overwhelming. It's an emotional time. Difficult to make decisions." Please tell me what I could do to improve. It all went very will. Everyone very patient. Reassuring that we were making right decisions. Understand of emotional roller coaster. Did not seem to mind phone calls and numerous questions." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Absolutely!" Read more

  • Frank Marchand

    May 11, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "To relieve my family as much as possible in this time of grief. Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "No one ever preplanned before" Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Nothing" Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes, Experience" Read more

  • Frank & Betsy Isbell

    August 20, 2015

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "We were 67 years old. We did want our kids to have to do anything. We could afford it now. It pays to be prepared." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "Jan. - preplanned March - Without May - Preplanned" Please tell me what I could do to improve. Not anything Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes, you were thorough and honest." Read more

  • Waldrop

    December 30, 2015

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Price" Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "Son in Nov 6th and myself with heart issues going into Hospice care with no planning." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "You done a great job." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes.... Great job - plus everyone needs to be prepared so family has time to mourn not plan... Thanks for a good job!!" Read more

  • Donald Brogan

    August 14, 2015

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Pay lower cost than expected in future. Document wishes of both my wife and myself." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. N/A Please tell me what I could do to improve. Stress the fact that all costs will increase, making the wise decision making these plans & purchasing lots vaults markers, interment and services as soon as possible. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes, My belief that you really are advising us for our best interests. Your compassionate and friendly sales approach." Read more

  • Don & Jean

    April 21, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Save Family Stress and Decisions." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "Father - 1979" Please tell me what I could do to improve. Bigger Meeting Room Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes - Good - Courteous Service Read more

  • Chris and Brandi

    May 10, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "My brother-in-law passed and it was hard for the family to come up with all the money at once." Brandi Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "In February, we had to bury my brother-in-law unexpectedly and he had nothing planned. Brandi Please tell me what I could do to improve. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes, Eric has helped me tremendously. He has answered all my questions and helped me understand things I never would have thought about. Brandi Read more

  • Brenda

    June 03, 2017

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "To make it easier on my boys." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. My husband died on May 2, 2016. We didn't have anything planned." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Nothing. You have been very helpful." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Definitely yes. You were really helpful. You was also concerned about me." Read more

  • Brenda Ashworth

    August 20, 2015

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "So my boys wouldn't have to." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "Mother & father when they both passed away" Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Put handicap ramp on property." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes it is better to have it took care of before you die." Read more

  • Bobby and Cheryl Katzenberger

    August 13, 2015

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "I do not want to put this burden on anyone else. Comforting to know that everything is taken care of." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "Never experienced a pre-planned. I would of liked to sit down and really things and go through the choices and really listen to the words of songs that tell my story and my life and how I loved life and my family." Please tell me what I could do to improve. You were very compassionate and professional. You made picking things out easy. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes. It is so much easier when you are not upset. You can truly pick out what you would like your funeral to be without the heartache and pain." Read more

  • Barbara & James

    April 21, 2017

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Just went through handling two family funeral in one month. There was so much to do that I wanted to lessen the duties when my husband or I die. Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "Even though my mother's funeral was pre-paid there were decisions to be made and monies to pay. My Nephew's funeral was without planning. There were things I didn't get right and people forgotten due to not having all his information." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Excellent service. Cannot think of anything to add or change." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes. For Convenience, peace of mind, pricing and up to date clean facility with caring people who serve you as you request." Any Additional comments or suggestions? Thank you, for all your care and concern. Excellent Funeral Home! Read more

  • Austin and Mary Adams

    January 04, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? To save money, to make our own decisions, it helps to lessen stress & financial burden on members of the family, it gives an opportunity to ask questinons & shop & compare other funeral homes, it provides opportunity to get affairs in order, and it allows us to help in the funeral plan process." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. " I was involved in the post mortem of my Mother's funeral arrangements in July 2006. Mother had already made certain important decisions and the funeral cost had been pre-paid & settled. All my sister and I had to do was to work out the lessor detail & make contacts, & handle the legal requirements. So, Mother's pre-planning helped tremendously. Please tell me what I could do to improve. "We have received quite a bit of information that we are still reviewing & thinking about. Our experience is that there is no way to make final decisions. So far we have had 2 meetings with Eric Anderson one lasting close to 4 hours and one lasting less than an hour. Eric has been most helpful but we still have questions & rather than phone conversations we prefer to have a face-to-face meeting. Eric has been very accommodating during this process & we look forward to working with him. But we still have a way to go & we are slowly (because of our pace) getting there. In addition, we wish to be provided with pictures & descriptions of everything we have selected including the cremation urns (both large & small containers), vault, & the final markers when selected by us. Also, I would be helpful to know who has the responsibility in contacting the Social Security Administration, Executor of the estate, Retirement and Pension Benefits, creditors & so forth." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes, we would definitely recommend Eric Anderson to family and friends for their pre-planning funeral arrangements. My family (Austin Adams) & relatives has lived & died in Mt. Pleasant, TN area for close to 100 years & they've always gone through Williams Funeral Home for funeral services, at least since the 1950's. My experience with Eric Anderson & the Williams Funeral Home has always been one of respectful & professional service. My wife Mary was not born & raised in the Mt. Pleasant, TN area, but she too has experienced the Williams Funeral Home services and she concurs with what has been written here." Read more

  • Donna

    May 10, 2017

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Because it will not go up. All will be payed for when were older." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "My Father my mother my husband and my brother were all paid for. Please tell me what I could do to improve. Stay as friendly as you all are, and you are all very nice. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes, Because it would be very easy for family when they would have a loved one die. Read more

  • John and Mary Sweeney

    September 29, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "No daughters. Because of our age." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "You were very patient and helpful. You explained every question that I asked, and I asked a lot! Thank you very much for your help." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes, you were very nice and kind!" Thanks, Mrs. Sweeney Read more

  • Wayne Phillips

    May 16, 2017

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? 1. Because dad passed. Wanted to take care of for family. 2. Have family that I wanted to ensure had plots around family. Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "Recently, First time through it for me. Eric was great. Walked me right through everything." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Nothing. Not forceful at all. Answered all questions and gave time. Easy to work with." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes. Personable. Great balance between business and compassion. I'm not an emotions guy, but I never felt it was about the sale either, and I'm skeptical. The business side wasn't pushed, it was open and presented. You followed up. I also like that when the door was closed, you called back and just probed to see if I was still interested." Any Additional comments or suggestions? "Glad you (Eric) are part of our community! You are an asset. Proud to call you a friend. Dad would have really liked you." Read more

  • Vanessa Bautistia

    May 25, 2017

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "The death of my grandson. I wanted to make sure we would all be together after our time here on earth is over." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "My grandson - new born, 3 hours old - no way to plan. My father thought he had it all pre-arranged but he didn't. I had to do it. It was and still is too much for one person to handle." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Nothing that I could see. You were a great help. Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes, because you tried hard to make sure every-thing went smoothly. Thank you for your help!" Read more

  • Julie Ervin

    April 28, 2017

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "I did not pre-plan" Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "August 9, 2016 - I lost my husband to cancer. He had life insurance but he did not pre plan his funeral." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "You (Eric Anderson) helped me through a very difficult time. I know picking out a head stone was going to be painful but with your kindness and compassion you made it easier. You can't improve on perfection, you are the best. Thank you." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? I would recommend you to everyone I know. You are sincerely the best. Read more

  • Mr. & Mrs. Ira Conner Jr.

    January 24, 2017

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "1. My mother and father did not pre-plan or talk about death." 2. We have no children did not want this burden left to other family members. 3. Ira's mother had made her pre-planning complete." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "When my mother died at age 51 the time was very emotional, leaving behind husband and 4 kids. My dad was a pastor and she had never talked of anyone even to conduct her funeral." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Mr. (Eric) Anderson you did a great job. You made our visit a pleasure rather than a dread. You did not tell us what we needed, you merely showed us what you had to offer and allowed the two of us to make decisions." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes. 1. All families need to talk about death and their wishes. 2. This gives a better closure for the immediate family." Any Additional comments or suggestions? We had made up our minds to do basic cremation before we met Eric. He treated us as if we were purchasing the Cadillac Plan. He did his job well. Read more

  • Ms. Betty Fisher

    January 24, 2016

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "Locked in at current price. Easier on the family." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "More convenient for the family with pre-planning" Please tell me what I could do to improve. "You (Eric Anderson) worked with us really well and were very patient. You were considerate in answering our questions. See no improvement needed" Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "Yes - you (Eric) did an excellent job." Read more

  • Ms. Martha Mae Black

    January 20, 2017

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "I decided to pre-plan, to keep the stress off my children." Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "When my mother died. But between my brother and sister we got through." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "I can not think of anything" Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? Yes, because it takes a lot of stress of of them at the time of a loved one's death." Read more

  • Janice and Sidney

    April 21, 2017

    Would you please list the reasons that you decided to pre-plan? "To make sure it was paid for! Not to wait and not be Prepaid! Avoid the stress when death comes! Please describe a time when you experienced a death with or without having pre-planning. "When my 45 year old nephew died with a heart attack." Please tell me what I could do to improve. "Nothing! You were very Professional, provided all the information we needed, and didn't press us to do more than we wanted." Would you recommend me to your family and friends for their pre-planning needs? if so, Why? "I would recommend you (Eric Anderson) because you know how to do your job professionally without being pushy. You gave us all the information we need to make an informed decision. Thank you so much!!!" Read more