History

Jack A. Stith

Stith Funeral Home was founded by Jack A. Stith. Mr. Stith had been a partner in another funeral home in Danville for several years and in 1926 he sold his interest in that establishment and founded Stith Funeral Home. He was active in community events in Danville and especially in the welfare of children and the Boy Scouts of America.

The first location was on W. Main Street in a two story brick home. Jack A. Stith moved the funeral home to a new location at 318 W. Broadway and built a building suited for the funeral service. This was the second building in Kentucky built to be a funeral home. Jack A. Stith operated the funeral home until his son, Jack Brown Stith, joined him in 1939. Jack Brown Stith continued the excellent service and high standards following the death of his father in 1951.

Jack B. Stith

Today the Stith Funeral Home is owned by Jack Brown Stith's daughter and son-in-law, Robert and Mary Stith Hamlin. They have improved the service and facilities to serve families in a comfortable, family-like atmosphere. They believe that if a person is at ease with their surroundings they will be more at ease with the circumstances of dealing with death.

Robert and Mary have prided themselves on carrying on the family tradition and serving area families as they would want to be served. Various services for memorialization have been added and Stith Funeral Home now has an aftercare coordinator. Even in these days of big business Robert and Mary believe that when your loved one dies nothing is more important than the personal service of a friend.

Mary and Robert Stith

Joining Mary and Robert is Marcia Scott Shackelton, also a licensed funeral director, and their daughter, Ann Yager Hamlin, a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

In 1926, personal service was most important to Jack A. Stith and then to Jack B. Stith, and now it is still the foundation of the service at Stith.


 
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