Our Story

In 2012, after many years of being involved in running the business, Mark and Richard Horne took the helm of the well respected, local family funeral company that was initially set up by their grandfather, Dennis Cartledge.  Mark joined the company, full time, in 2008 after 16 years of assisting Dennis.  Richard, was welcomed into the business a year later.

Dennis purchased the local Funeral Business in 1985.  It was formerly owned by Les Micklewright, and was then situated in Miles Green.  Dennis had assisted as a driver and bearer for other local funeral companies for many years while running a successful driving school.  He then bought the former chapel building in Wood Street and for the first two years ran the business from there. During this time he, along with his family and the late Richard Kennedy, developed the business through recommendations and trust.

Since Dennis and Edith Cartledge sadly passed away in 2012 the company has gone through a few changes.  It is still the same local, family run business but as Mark and Richard Horne are the sole directors of the company, then changing the company name seemed a logical thing to do.

The premises has undergone refurbishments and provides a comfortable office with a chapel of rest and large garage.The company prides itself on delivering a high quality service that takes into account the needs and requirements of the bereaved family.

We work with families across the Audley and Bignall End areas but also organise funerals for families across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. Our ethos is to treat each family as though it were our own, ensuring consummate care and attention to your loved ones and providing a range of services to help you in your darkest hours.

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