Often, losing a loved one can put us, the family members, under a lot of stress. In ways that we can, we have to inform most, if not all, of our relatives and friends close to the dearly departed about the time and whereabouts of the funeral service. But that’s not what we just have to worry about. The kind of service that will be held also needs room for discussion. Will a simple and traditional service be enough? Should we go purchase a coffin and have our dead loved ones buried underground or have them housed in a mausoleum, instead? Is the idea of cremation more economical? And of course, there’s also the matter of last will and testament.
There are so many things to attend to, particularly, legal matters, when it comes to funeral services, all of which can be very taxing and exhausting.
Where among all these tasks do we spare the time necessary to just grieve and work our way to recovery?
In Gentry Griffey Funeral Home and Chapel, we help our clients meet the needs of making funeral arrangements while providing them a wide selection of options to choose from: it can be a traditional, simple funeral service, cremation, or a mix of both. Regardless of your religious stance or budget for the funeral, our staff is always available for discussion of all that sort. For 64 years since Glenard and Ruth Gentry opened up the funeral home back in 1948, we have become committed to serving the East Tennessee community with our standard of ethics and dignity. For more information, please go to www.gentrygriffey.com.
Gentry Griffey is a garden spot in North Knoxville, Tennessee, just four miles from Downtown, Knoxville. Dogwood trees and tulips grow in our gardens. Our three-level building, which is situated on three acres on a hill overhead the Fountain City Lake, is incorporated with a Southern traditional style. A traditional chapel was built inside the building and its interiors are styled with Southern décor as well. We are also the only one in Knox County that has become an on-site crematory since 2012.
Planning ahead in case death occurs is one of the many things we can do to take burden away from those we may leave behind in this world. And because we are always open to the public for the entire year (including holidays), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our staff is ready to accommodate you with your inquiries on how to make funeral arrangements here in Gentry Griffey. You can do to www.gentrygriffey.com and see a checklist of the services we render in a funeral service like embalming, cremation, use of hearse, flower arrangements, casket/coffin purchase, etc. Explore the site further because our value package priced at $4995 is at the table and may interest you.
To procure a death certificate, we ask you to give the following data or requirements for filing:
• Full legal name
• Date of birth
• Mothers Maiden name
• Name of spouse
• Legal residence
• Level of Education
• Social Security #
• Place of birth
• Recent photograph
• Obituary information
• Military discharge papers (DD 214)
• Insurance policy information
• Photographs for Memorial DVD
• Burial clothing
Being the sole funeral home in Knox County that has a crematory in its own vicinities, we are not restricted to operate because we have our own schedule to follow and facilities we make use of. Our licensed and professional staff will see to it that the remains of your loved ones are cared for. Every step of the procedure will be overseen by them. We also have a viewing room to encourage the families to be present before the cremation.
While cremation may be an option, your funeral service shouldn’t be limited to just that. Any alternations or arrangements can be made at Gentry Griffey.
In case you chose Gentry Griffey to hold your cremation but have pre-planned your funeral arrangements at another funeral home, we advise you to get our contact details from www.gentrygriffey.com and let our staff discuss with you the simple ways you can do to have all your pre-arranged plans transfer to us.
Here in our funeral home, we give our customers a gamut of caskets, urns, and vaults to choose from to accommodate their preference on design, protective quality, and of course, budget.
Benefits and Estate Settlement
On matters of will, estate taxes, joint property, and the likes, Gentry Griffey can help you ease the burden of dealing with all the legalities and inform you on all about the unfamiliar terms regarding these. Although, to make proceedings run successfully, we advise you to gain consultation with a professional. Go to www.gentrygriffey.com and contact our staff for more details so that we can give you a rundown on the basics.
There is no clear-cut way to overcome grief. Grief that comes from losing a loved one is a process. We from Gentry Griffey is committed to giving support to the grieving family in their time of need. Recently formed in 2012, our support group BLOOMS (Bringing together Losses Of Others Mourning Sadness) is open to the public with the aim of educating the participants on how to overcome grief by holding discussions on a variety of topics regarding it. Go to www.gentrygriffey.com to see our scheduled meetings.
Gentry Griffey can help you ease the burden of dealing with all the legalities and inform you on all about the unfamiliar terms regarding these.