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Planning a Memorial: Choosing the Appropriate Tone

When a friend or family member passes away, it is common for funeral or memorial services to be held. There is a great deal of planning that goes into funeral and memorial services in East Tennessee because they serve as a way to honor the life of the person who meant so much . There [Read more…]

Knoxville Cremation Services

Though cremation has long been an option for end of life, there is still much misunderstanding about what it is and why it is the choice of many families and individuals. Cremation is not final disposition of remains, nor is it a type of funeral service but is instead an alternative to earth burial or [Read more…]

Planning a Memorial: Choosing the Appropriate Time

Much careful planning goes into preparations for funeral services when a friend or loved one passes away. Family, friends and acquaintances often travel from far and wide to attend and pay their last respects or offer a word of encouragement to those grieving left behind. One recent trend with memorial services is that more and [Read more…]

Transferring Existing Funeral Arrangements

We’ve spoken on our blog about the importance of funeral pre-planning. Not only is pre-planning helpful in offering families peace of mind during a time of grief, it also allows them to carefully choose a funeral package and make arrangements that line up with their end of life wishes as well as budgetary requirements. At [Read more…]

Multi-Cultural Funeral Traditions

“We are a nation of communities… a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.” The strength of communities lies in our ability to work together and support one another, especially when our friends and neighbors face challenges. Losing a loved one is a challenge that [Read more…]

Why is Funeral Pre-Planning Important?

The unexpected passing of a friend or loved one is very difficult on a family. Many times in this situation, there is no knowledge of the deceased’s wishes for end of life arrangements. Here at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory, we have experienced how stress and emotions can run high during these times. We [Read more…]

Choosing Cremation in East Tennessee

The decision of burial versus cremation is an important one and should not be taken lightly. Whether deciding between burial or cremation for yourself or your loved one, it is important to understand your options so that you feel confident in your choice. In recent years, the interest in cremation as a means of final [Read more…]

Pre-payment can be a very valuable option

Today I heard a very popular financial advice provider state on the radio that, while he whole-heartedly agrees that pre-planning one’s final wishes is a great thing to do, he disagrees that pre-paying for a funeral is a wise thing to do. He cited the example of taking that funeral expense amount and instead investing [Read more…]

Help in a Time of Trial

Here at Gentry Griffey, we take pride in being a help for our families. We are here to listen, to serve, and to understand exactly what our families desire for their funerals and services. We’ve been here since 1946 serving our families and we are sensitive to the emotional time planning an end of life [Read more…]