Year after year...in fact, for one hundred and thirty-six years, our family-owned funeral home has been privileged to serve our community in their time of loss.
Being family owned may not be important in all businesses, but when death occurs in your family, you want to know there are people who care. Not all funeral homes today are family owned. That's why we felt it important to tell you that we still are. When your family faces a crisis, we are here for you. Our staff is qualified by training, education and experience to care for your needs and provide you with the one-on-one assistance you deserve.
Funeral services have experienced a big change over the past several weeks, therefore some family and friends may not feel comfortable attending the service. Those who are grieving are lacking the physical connection they need. SendHugs is a brand new offering for our families that allows you to send a private “virtual hug” and video message directly to a family who has lost a loved one.
When you can’t be there, SHOW them that you care!
How it works:
•We create a personal SendHugs Link for the family to share with friends via text
•When the link is clicked they will be prompted to record a video sharing a memory
•The “hugs” will be privately shared with the family
•All videos can later be converted into 1 longer slideshow of videos
•All videos will be screened to ensure respectful messages
A message to our families regarding CORONA VIRUS
At Peebles Funeral Home we strive to provide a welcoming environment for the families we serve and those that come to support them in their time of sorrow. A large part of this involves doing everything we can to make sure our families and guests feel comfortable and safe in our chapels.
We are actively monitoring updates from the CDC and Tennessee Department of Health regarding Corona virus (COVID-19) and are proactively taking steps to ensure the safety of our families, guests and staff.
Our funeral homes remain open to the public, and we are taking extra precautions to ensure we are able to provide limited services and visitations for those in our care according to the CDC recommendations.
•We are encouraging all staff to follow CDC guidelines on protecting themselves and others from respiratory diseases, including hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when not feeling well.
•Our facilities team has added extra steps to their daily cleaning routine, including using sanitizer in common areas and on doorknobs, tables, ledges, etc.
•We have increased our hand sanitizing opportunities throughout the buildings.
•As you know, the following recommendation has been made by our federal government: As of March 17, 2020 public gatherings have been limited to 10 people or less. We are not going to stop anyone from visiting or attending a funeral service, however, we strongly encourage friends to share their sympathies with families using online condolences available on our website or our Peebles Funeral Home Facebook page, sending cards and making telephone calls. It is important that you let the bereaved know that you support and care for them, even if you are unable to be present.
We encourage families and visitors to follow recommendations from the CDC to protect themselves and their community, including:
•Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
•Stay home when you are sick.
•Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
•Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after shaking hands with others; going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
As we have seen, with health events of this nature, reports can change daily, if not hourly. Given how quickly the situation is evolving, we are monitoring new developments and continue to reevaluate daily. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to ensure our families receive the support they need while keeping them, their guests, and our staff safe and healthy. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.
Peebles Funeral Home Management Team
Michael & Jennifer Tilghman