August 2013 | Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

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…]

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…]

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…]