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Garland Easter III

Craigsville Funeral Home is owned and operated by Garland Easter III. He purchased the business in 2022, continuing the legacy of Craigsville’s locally owned hometown funeral establishment. Garland and his staff strive to provide honest and compassionate service to everyone. It is their sincere desire that you feel comfortable about the decisions you make and that you leave with a feeling of satisfaction, trust, and peace of mind.

Our Story

Garland Easter III

Craigsville Funeral Home is owned and operated by Garland Easter III. He purchased the business in 2022, continuing the legacy of Craigsville’s locally owned hometown funeral establishment. Garland and his staff strive to provide honest and compassionate service to everyone. It is their sincere desire that you feel comfortable about the decisions you make and that you leave with a feeling of satisfaction, trust, and peace of mind.

Our History

Earl Zimmerman opened “Zimmerman Funeral Home” in Craigsville in 1932. In 1950, Louis Sensabaugh came on board, making the name “Sensabaugh Zimmerman Funeral Home.” At that time, they ran a general store in one part of the building and operated the funeral home on the other side. The general store later became a flower shop. 

Some time later, John Hedberg purchased the business, adding his name — “Sensabaugh, Zimmerman, Hedberg Funeral Home.” And in 1998, ownership transferred to John and Debbie Young of Hot Springs. The Youngs wanted to reestablish the funeral home’s commitment to the local community, so they changed the name to “Craigsville Funeral Home.” 

The Youngs decided to close the flower shop, opting for extra space and an additional viewing room. Garland worked for the Youngs for eight years as the manager of the funeral home before purchasing it in May of 2022. He decided against changing the funeral home name, maintaining the business’s commitment to Craigsville.  

Multiple renovations have since been made to enhance the funeral home, providing a fresh look to this 90-year-old business. Craigsville Funeral Home is proud to offer services to the communities of Craigsville, Goshen, Staunton, and the surrounding areas.

Our History

Earl Zimmerman opened “Zimmerman Funeral Home” in Craigsville in 1932. In 1950, Louis Sensabaugh came on board, making the name “Sensabaugh Zimmerman Funeral Home.” At that time, they ran a general store in one part of the building and operated the funeral home on the other side. The general store later became a flower shop. 

Some time later, John Hedberg purchased the business, adding his name — “Sensabaugh, Zimmerman, Hedberg Funeral Home.” And in 1998, ownership transferred to John and Debbie Young of Hot Springs. The Youngs wanted to reestablish the funeral home’s commitment to the local community, so they changed the name to “Craigsville Funeral Home.” 

The Youngs decided to close the flower shop, opting for extra space and an additional viewing room. Garland worked for the Youngs for eight years as the manager of the funeral home before purchasing it in May of 2022. He decided against changing the funeral home name, maintaining the business’s commitment to Craigsville.  

Multiple renovations have since been made to enhance the funeral home, providing a fresh look to this 90-year-old business. Craigsville Funeral Home is proud to offer services to the communities of Craigsville, Goshen, Staunton, and the surrounding areas.