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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…]

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…]

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…]