History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families of Chesapeake, South Point, and Proctorville, OH, Huntington, WV, Ashland, KY, and surrounding Lawrence County, OH communities, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The funeral home began in 1896 at the crossroads of Rankins Creek and State Route 243 in Getaway. Mr. Schneider sold caskets out of his general store and the interiors for the caskets were made in a building located behind the home. The building still stands today located behind the home of Dick and Sharon Lang (former Schneider homeplace).

In 1927,the funeral home moved to it's first location in Chesapeake. The building is still standing at the foot of the Robert C. Byrd Bridge and houses the offices of The Village of Chesapeake.

Following the 1942 natural gas explosion, A new home was built on Big Branch Road in 1936 and suffered damage from the Flood of 1937. The original size of the home was 24 ft. x 24 ft. The original part of the home is used today as the front entryway and register book signing area.

A south addition was added on in 1943. If a funeral was held in the funeral home, the service was conducted in the addition on the left of the building. The room is currently used today as a third visitation room.

On the left of the building, a porch was added in between 1948 and 1960 along with the back addition. The porch is currently used as a business office as it was later enclosed.

The most current addition to the funeral home was completed in 1972 and is used as our chapel and can be converted into two visitation rooms.


Our Valued Staff

Ernie Hall

Ernie Hall, Manager


Lela McClintock

Lela McClintock, Secretary