The Compassion Difference

Who Owns What

In today’s fast paced world, it is often difficult, if not impossible, to know who owns the business you are dealing with. What you may not know is that not all funeral and cremation providers are owned by local individuals. While they may have been operating in our community for years, and their names have not changed, most funeral and cremation providers in the greater Nashville area have sold to national corporations.

These funeral corporations keep the “Nashville” and the family name on their businesses, because they know that at your greatest time of need you are more likely to turn to someone local you feel you can trust rather than a national chain you know nothing about. These are large corporations that are publicly traded on the stock exchange. This makes them responsible to their stockholders and board of directors to grow profits year after year. As a result, you end up paying more money and receive less value for the services you select.

The following is a list of such corporations and the funeral establishments they are operating in the Greater Nashville area:

Service Corporation International, the world’s largest funeral/cemetery corporation, from Houston, Texas, owns:
  • Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Cemetery
  • Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home
  • Mount Olivet Funeral Home & Cemetery
  • Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens
  • Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home
  • Eastland Funeral Home
  • Brentwood Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, Brentwood
  • The Neptune Society, Brentwood
  • Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville
ParkLawn Corporation, a corporation from Toronto, Canada, owns:
  • Harpeth Hills Funeral Home & Memory Gardens
  • West Harpeth Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Nashville Funeral & Cremation, McMillan Street
  • Lumen Cremation, Bellevue
  • Nashville Cremation Center, Bellevue
  • Tristar Cremation, Old Hickory
  • Hendersonville Funeral Home, Memory Gardens, & Cremation Center
  • Cole & Garrett Funeral Homes, Goodlettsville & White House
  • Springfield Funeral Home & Memory Gardens, Springfield
  • Crestview Funeral Home & Memory Gardens, Gallatin
  • Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Gallatin
  • Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Columbia
  • Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Franklin
NorthStar Memorial Group, a corporation from Houston, Texas owns:
  • Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery, Madison, TN

Why Our Locally-Owned Funeral & Cremation Services Is The Right Choice

Compassion Funeral & Cremations Services is locally-owned and has one single focus; to provide the best quality service and value to our families and friends. We are not governed by a corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, and Toronto, Canada or are we driven to increase profits for Wall Street stock traders. We know that our success depends upon how we treat each and every family we serve. It is our goal, not only to satisfy your needs, but to exceed your expectations. In your time of need our hope is that you would choose local, because there is a difference. WE CARE!