The modern look of the new Russellville Family Funeral building sets a theme for the business as a whole: a place where funerals are professionally handled yet affordable for families. The new building makes a way for funeral planning to become a more comfortable process.
But Russellville Family Funeral is made personable by funeral director and owner Pam Smith, and funeral directors Kelsey Peak and Keith Linn. Their motto is “our family helping your family,” emphasizing that even in grief no one is alone. Through every step of the process, Russellville Family Funeral offers a hand to hold.
“I didn’t want the new building to look like a typical funeral home,” Pam says. “It needed to be unique and comfortable, a peaceful place.”
The added space and modern amenities means that Russellville Family Funeral can expand on their service choices. “We can offer traditional and nontraditional type services,” Kelsey says.
The design includes a new family and multipurpose room, a larger space intended for visitations, memorials, family gatherings — with or without refreshments — featuring stylish sofas and oversized chairs. “This room is the perfect space for families to gather and visit before or after a funeral or memorial service,” Kelsey says. The entire building features 35-foot vaulted ceilings with modern lighting. There’s also a rock fireplace and comfortable seating throughout. “The heart of the new building is the chapel,” Kelsey says. Gold toned chandeliers with accented lighting line its ceiling, and church chairs comfortably accommodate 160 guests.
But looks aside, attentive service and reasonable cost are Russellville Family Funeral’s goals. “We are a full service funeral home, offering cremations, prearrangement of funerals, immediate burials, monuments, and of course, traditional funerals.” Russellville Family Funeral also offers financing, if there is a need for assistance.
“We encourage families to preplan their funeral or cremation,” Kelsey says. “It’s one of the most thoughtful things you can do for your family. You can lock in on today’s funeral price. You can make payments with no interest, no fees, and you can contact us for a free, no obligation consultation”.
Pam and her team also like to think of their services as providing a celebration of life. “Funeral services or life celebrations don’t always have to be sad,” Pam says. “Yes, you’re sad because you’ve lost someone, but you want to remember their life, you want to celebrate their life. The goal of building this facility was to have an atmosphere to help make life celebrations,” Pam says. “It’s very rewarding when you’re helping people at one of the most critical times in their life.”
Russellville Family Funeral’s new address is 2757 East Parkway Drive in Russellville. Though office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Pam and her team are always on call. More information can be found by calling Family Funeral at 968-1143 or at russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.