North Funeral Home came into being on or about 1929 in Ethridge, Tennessee. Mr. Ova North operated his funeral business out of his residence and used a horse drawn hearse to convey people to the cemetery. In 1938, a new modern funeral home was built on North Military Avenue in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. After Mr North suffered a heart attack and other health problems, he asked Oliver Neal to take over day to day operations. Oliver and Connie Neal moved to Lawrenceburg in 1953. At that time, Mr. Neal became part owner and manager of North Funeral Home.
In 1984, Mr. Neal purchased the entire business from the North family. Mr. Neal then retired and passed the business onto his two sons, Charles and Don. Charles and Don became partners in the business. After the untimely death of Don, the operations of the funeral home changed. Charles, along with his wife, Vickie, took over the business. Their son David, and son-in-law Darren McAfee, also joined the family business. David Neal is the third generation to operate the funeral home.
After out growing the space in the original building, a new state of the art building was constructed. In 1998, we moved into the new building and changed the name of the business from North Funeral Home to Neal Funeral Home.
We are the only locally owned and family operated funeral home in Lawrenceburg. We have four licensed embalmers, six licensed funeral directors, two pre-need counselors and two secretaries on staff.
Our goal at Neal Funeral Home is to provide the best possible service at an affordable price.