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Winchester TN Funeral Homes


Winchester TN Funeral Homes

Winchester TN Funeral Homes   


There are ten Winchester TN Funeral Homes in the area.


Funeral homes have been around in the United States for about the past 300 years. 


In 1759 in Williamsburg, Virginia, the first Funeral Home was created by cabinet manufacturer Anthony Hay who made coffins on the side. Generally prior to the 1850's or so,  women tended to be in charge of preparing the deceased. 



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Winchester TN Funeral Homes: History


History of Winchester TN Funeral homes and all funeral homes in general .... Communities would have a group of women who came in to help with the “laying out of the dead” which was the term used.  They were then placed in the parlor or nicer room of the family home. The body was closely observed for three days to make sure the person didn’t wake from a deep sleep or illness before the burial. This is where the term “wake” that we know today for visiting/viewing the deceased.

Embalming (which originated in Egypt) was used in the U. S. for the first time during the Civil War, and it gained in popularity very quickly after President Lincoln’s funeral train toured much of the nation. 

Funeral Homes in Winchester TN as well as in other areas typically do embalming and other services today.


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Winchester TN Funeral Homes


There are 10 Funeral Homes in the Tims Ford Lake Area and Winchester TN Funeral Homes. The two funeral homes in Winchester TN is the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home and the Watson-North Funeral Home. One just up the road in Estill Springs, is close to Winchester.


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Winchester TN Funeral Homes:  The Moore-Cortner Funeral Home


The Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester TN has been operating for over 100 years since 1905. An interesting thing is that the funeral home has been owned by two families during that period. First owned and established by the Moore Family through 1966 where Mr Robert Cortner who was working at the home purchased the business from an aging Mrs Moore (widowed from Mr Moore who had passed a few years earlier).  

The name was changed from the Moore Funeral Home to Moore-Cortner Funeral Home at that point.  It continues to be operated by the Cortner family.

Their website says, "We’re dedicated to providing personalized, professional and compassionate services to help lighten your burden and support you through the difficult times that follow the loss of a loved one.  We're honored to assist you in your time of need, and would like to assure you that we'll do everything in our power to make your experience a meaningful and memorable one."

Services offered by the Moore Corner Funeral Home in Winchester TN include a variety of customized services, grief support.  As well as they discuss their caring staff and their ability to honor veterans the right way.

They are located close to downtown on first street in Winchester TN.


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Winchester TN Funeral Homes - Watson North Funeral Home

The Watson North Funeral Home in Winchester TN was established in / around 1909 when Mr William Steed purchased the Rice Furniture and undertaking business. The firm was owned by a few families and moved to its current location in 1968. The owners of Watson North and The Moore Cortner Funeral homes had been friends for years. Due to Mr Watson's declining health, the Watson North Funeral Home was sold to the Cortner family this past November 2022.  This combined the two Winchester TN funeral homes into one. 

The tradition continues with it being all in the family.  From their website, "We’re dedicated to providing personalized, professional and compassionate services to help lighten your burden and support you through the difficult times that follow the loss of a loved one. We're honored to assist you in your time of need, and would like to assure you that we'll do everything in our power to make your experience a meaningful and memorable one. "


Winchester TN Funeral Homes - close outside of Winchester?

There are two Funeral Homes in Winchester TN though there is also a few others just outside of the city including Grant Funeral Services in Estill Springs and Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematory & Services  -- both of these are just minutes outside of downtown Winchester.


Related Questions for Winchester TN Funeral Homes


Here are some additional questions we've seen and hope to answer them.  The Funeral homes in the area have typically deep roots and have been in operations for many years, and become stapes of the community.


Where are the Grant Funeral Home Winchester TN Obituaries?


The Grant Funeral Home Winchester TN Obituaries are located on the Grant Funeral Home website.  Additionally, these can be found in the newspaper as well.


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Where is the Moore Cortner Funeral Home Winchester TN?


The Moore Cortner Funeral Home Winchester TN is located in downtown Winchester TN, just a few blocks off of the square at 300 1st Avenue in Winchester.


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Also consider a Tullahoma Funeral Home.


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