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Local Ownership

Who Owns and Operates the
Funeral Home You Are Considering?

There are neighborhood funeral homes, thought to be locally owned, that actually are owned by national, publicly-traded corporations. This can lead to more standardized and perhaps less personal service from a business that may be more responsible to the needs of its investors than to the needs of families and the community.

Unlike funeral homes and mortuaries that are part of large corporate organizations, Selected Funeral Homes are owned and operated by people who are invested in their communities. In fact, independent ownership is the primary requirement of membership in Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

Selected Funeral Homes are owned by people who are leaders in their community, and most have been caring for friends and neighbors for generations.

If local ownership and knowledge of local traditions are important to you, you should ask who owns and operates the funeral home you are considering. To find an independent firm near you, you can use our Member Locator.

Talk-Of-A-Lifetime

What people are saying about Selected members

"This is the first funeral I have helped plan. The most meaningful action was when Mom died and the person who came at 2:00 a.m. was wearing a suit and tie. That simple action—showing respect to the family and Mom's remains—is so appreciated. All the little extras Groce did for us were above expectations; they knew what we needed before we did and they had everything prepared and ready when needed."

– A.L.., Asheville, NC
Served by member firm Groce Funeral Home

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