Obituaries

Robert Cook
B: 1944-05-27
D: 2017-10-17
View Details
Cook, Robert
Keith O'Dillon
B: 1957-09-08
D: 2017-10-15
View Details
O'Dillon, Keith
Jerry Davis
D: 2017-10-15
View Details
Davis, Jerry
James Lance
B: 1930-11-06
D: 2017-10-14
View Details
Lance, James
Thomas Taylor
B: 1946-06-29
D: 2017-10-11
View Details
Taylor, Thomas
Clarence Scogin
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Scogin, Clarence
Bobby Leverett
B: 1929-06-25
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
Leverett, Bobby
Ruby Freeman
B: 1920-05-14
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
Freeman, Ruby
Julia Fielding
B: 1937-02-15
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
Fielding, Julia
Charles Ivie
B: 1941-11-14
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
Ivie, Charles
Don Leaptrott
B: 1931-04-21
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Leaptrott, Don
Christopher Simonton
B: 1987-08-20
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Simonton, Christopher
Jessie James
B: 1931-12-12
D: 2017-10-06
View Details
James, Jessie
Robert Smith
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Smith, Robert
Rose Avants
B: 1938-09-23
D: 2017-10-04
View Details
Avants, Rose
Wayne Gaddis
B: 1944-05-18
D: 2017-09-29
View Details
Gaddis, Wayne
Eva Carson
B: 1933-11-22
D: 2017-09-28
View Details
Carson, Eva
Willie Crawford
B: 1929-10-25
D: 2017-09-27
View Details
Crawford, Willie
Carolyn Taylor
B: 1944-09-02
D: 2017-09-26
View Details
Taylor, Carolyn
Chris Edwards
B: 1957-07-16
D: 2017-09-26
View Details
Edwards, Chris
Gayle Thomas
B: 1952-02-11
D: 2017-09-22
View Details
Thomas, Gayle

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
4355 Lexington Road
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706) 546-1587
Fax: (706) 548-7984

Our Burial Services

The earliest human burial dates back 100,000 years making it one of the longest-lived and most widespread of traditions. For an overview of the many different burial traditions, check out the websites in the Resources section below.

Understanding Burial Services

Here at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, we have the deepest respect for this traditional practice. If you are interested in learning more about the burial services we offer, please review the following information. Should you have questions about anything, please call us at (706) 546-1587.

There are many things to consider when deciding whether to bury a recently-deceased loved one, or when selecting burial during funeral pre-planning. One of the first decisions you'll need to make involves choosing both the cemetery and the specific place of burial within its grounds. You'll then need to select a casket and possibly a burial vault, as many modern cemeteries require their use. At some point, and this does not have to take place right away, the decision becomes one of selecting the headstone or marker and writing the inscription. A member of our professional staff will be available should you wish to have assistance in making each of these decisions.

An Open Invitation

We offer a number of affordable burial service options. They range from: simple burials where only a member of our staff oversees the interment; simple graveside services led by a minister or celebrant; and a traditional funeral service followed by burial. Each can be tailored to meet the needs and expectations of today's price-conscious families.

Sources:
Wikipedia, "Burial", modified 2014
National Parks Service, "Burial Customs and Cemeteries in American History", accessed 2014
Funerals & Flowers, "Death and Funeral Customs", 2013