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Life’s Many Seasons

This week brought the official start of fall with the Autumnal Equinox. Fall is a special time of year in Knoxville and the surrounding areas of East Tennessee. Football games, fall festivals and all the other harvest-themed events make for great opportunities to spend time with family, friends and loved ones. The temperatures get crisper [Read more…]

The Honor of Serving Families

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been serving the needs of Knoxville families since 1948. During that time, we have assisted families through one of life’s most difficult processes: losing a loved one. While this is our business, it is so much more than that. We believe that the services we provide extend beyond [Read more…]

Why Hold Funeral Services?

According to available recorded history since the beginning of time, societies around the world have honored those who died with some type of ceremony. Early cultures are thought to have believed that funeral rituals sent the deceased on his or her journey into the afterlife. Before the 12th century, most graves were unmarked unless the [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…]

Dealing with Grief

When a friend or loved one passes away, the family left behind is faced with many challenges. One part of this is handling the actual arrangements of the funeral or memorial services. From planning or arranging a funeral to carrying out the pre-planned arrangements and wishes of the deceased, there are several important steps to [Read more…]

Knoxville Funeral Options: Celebration of Life Memorials

When a dear friend or loved one passes away, it’s natural for the ones left behind to wish to honor the life and legacy of that person. Funeral and memorial services can be sad or difficult, but celebrating your loved one’s memory is a way to take comfort in the midst of grief. Just as [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…]