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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…]

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…]

Christmas Wishes from Gentry Griffey

As Christmas approaches, we at Gentry Griffey wish to remember those who lost loved ones during this year. We have been honored to assist many families this year as they said goodbye to loved ones, and we know that the holidays bring up all of the memories and emotions about those who have passed. To [Read more…]

Welcome to our blog

Hello. I’m Diane Hunter, managing partner and licensed funeral director for Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services. Welcome to our blog! Here we will cover the “expected” topics associated with our business but we also plan to share examples of what makes Gentry Griffey unique as compared to other funeral homes. We’ve been committed [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…]

Funeral homes are not just for funerals anymore

Last night our chapel was the site of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association meeting. We had the pleasant opportunity to meet the FBIKCAAA president Frank Murphy in January. He interviewed our manager Eric Botts about cremation for his community information program on our local Journal Broadcast Group radio stations. It was a fantastic [Read more…]

Sometimes Listening is the Best Thing You Can Say

If you’ve ever been in the situation where you are grieving over the loss of a loved one, you know that there’s really nothing anyone can say to make you feel better. Everyone means well, of course, but usually it’s better to listen instead of offering up words of advice. Usually, the family needs to [Read more…]

Life’s Gifts and Other Lessons Learned

Sometimes, when we lose someone it serves to remind us how precious life is and to be thankful for the people we have in our lives. In this way, death can be one of life’s gifts. It reminds us of our ultimate mortality and to appreciate the beauty of our lives.

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…]