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Retired Couple Meeting with Businesswoman --- Image by © Royalty-Free/CorbisCumberland Family Services was incorporated under the laws of the State of Tennessee on February 21, 2006 by five funeral directors from the Upper Cumberland Region to ensure that funeral directors could be competently served with the care of cremations for all funeral directors in the area following the events in Noble, Georgia.

The original incorporates were Danny Bass of Gordonsville, Jacky Carver Sr. of Carthage, David Horner of Cookeville, John Hunter of Sparta, and David Parsons of Livingston. They were soon joined by Frank Bohannon of Crossville and Phillip Anderson of Lafayette.  In 2014, Dale Layne of Palmer purchased the stock of David Parsons of Livingston.

An 11,500 sq. ft. building on an acre of land in the Algood Industrial Park was purchased, which was conveniently located four miles from exit 288 on I-40 and adjacent to Hwy 111 North. Two years later a 6,000 square foot warehouse addition was built to accommodate casket storage.

A new Matthews Cremation unit was installed in 2017 and soon after a cooler capable of storing twenty four remains was installed.

Cumberland Family Services also has an embalming room and operates a transport service which is convenient for East Tennessee and Southern Kentucky funeral directors who can have Cumberland Family Services pick-up and embalm Nashville deaths and shorten the East directors commute to Middle Tennessee.

Mr. Jody Murray, a Tennessee licensed funeral director and a certified crematory operator, is manager of Cumberland Family Services. In addition to Mr. Murray, Sam Bailey, Kurt Bass, Jeff Crockett, and Jason Horner are also certified crematory operators.