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, Virginia’s locally owned, hometown funeral establishment. Garland and his staff are fully committed to providing 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 commitment.

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, Virginia’s locally owned, hometown funeral establishment. Garland and his staff are fully committed to providing 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 commitment.

Our History

Jacob Earl Zimmerman and Cyrus Sensabaugh opened Zimmerman Funeral Home in Craigsville in October 1924. During that time, they ran a general store in one part of the building and operated the funeral home on the other side.  The funeral home also housed the ambulance service in town until the Craigsville Rescue Squad was established. The general store later became a flower shop. 

In 1950, Louis Sensabaugh came on board making the name Sensabaugh Zimmerman Funeral Home. They operated the business until the late 1970s when they sold it to Dallas Bowers, who briefly changed the name to Dallas Funeral Service. In 1983, the funeral home was sold to Mike Anderson who returned the name to Sensabaugh and Zimmerman Funeral Home, and from 1985 to 1997, John and Carolyn Hedberg owned and operated the business.  

When the Hedberg’s decided to sell the funeral home, John and Debbie Young of Hot Springs purchased the establishment. Wanting to make it a community service to its town, they changed the official name to Craigsville Funeral Home. However, as a sign of honor to the business’s heritage, the Youngs retained the names “Sensabaugh & Zimmerman” on the sign. The Youngs later closed the flower shop to allow for extra space. They also added an additional viewing room to the facility. 

Garland Easter III worked for the Youngs for 8 years as the manager of Craigsville Funeral Home before purchasing it in May of 2022. He decided against changing the funeral home name, maintaining that it represents the town of Craigsville. Multiple renovations have since been made to enhance the funeral home, providing a fresh look to this nearly century-old business.  Craigsville Funeral Home is proud to offer services to the communities of Craigsville, Goshen, Staunton, and the surrounding Augusta County, Virginia, areas.

Our History

Jacob Earl Zimmerman and Cyrus Sensabaugh opened Zimmerman Funeral Home in Craigsville in October 1924. During that time, they ran a general store in one part of the building and operated the funeral home on the other side.  The funeral home also housed the ambulance service in town until the Craigsville Rescue Squad was established. The general store later became a flower shop. 

In 1950, Louis Sensabaugh came on board making the name Sensabaugh Zimmerman Funeral Home. They operated the business until the late 1970s when they sold it to Dallas Bowers, who briefly changed the name to Dallas Funeral Service. In 1983, the funeral home was sold to Mike Anderson who returned the name to Sensabaugh and Zimmerman Funeral Home, and from 1985 to 1997, John and Carolyn Hedberg owned and operated the business.  

When the Hedberg’s decided to sell the funeral home, John and Debbie Young of Hot Springs purchased the establishment. Wanting to make it a community service to its town, they changed the official name to Craigsville Funeral Home. However, as a sign of honor to the business’s heritage, the Youngs retained the names “Sensabaugh & Zimmerman” on the sign. The Youngs later closed the flower shop to allow for extra space. They also added an additional viewing room to the facility. 

Garland Easter III worked for the Youngs for 8 years as the manager of Craigsville Funeral Home before purchasing it in May of 2022. He decided against changing the funeral home name, maintaining that it represents the town of Craigsville. Multiple renovations have since been made to enhance the funeral home, providing a fresh look to this nearly century-old business.  Craigsville Funeral Home is proud to offer services to the communities of Craigsville, Goshen, Staunton, and the surrounding Augusta County, Virginia, areas.