Moore-Cortner Funeral Homes

Helping Families Connect, Honor & Remember

We realize families need a competent but compassionate funeral director in their time of loss. We pride ourselves on providing quality products and a dignified service at a reasonable price. Our goal is to alleviate as much stress as possible during this time.

Our experience, coupled with our perspective on the importance of ceremony, will help you discover ways to pay tribute.

Funeral Home

300 First Avenue N.W.
Winchester, Tennessee 37398

Phone: 931-967-2222
Fax: 931-967-3049
Obit Line: 931-967-1600

Serving Franklin County and surrounding areas since 1905.

Family Owned & Operated

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Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home

181 Majors Boulevard
Lynchburg, Tennessee 37352

Phone: 931-759-4552
Fax: 931-759-7230
Obit Line: 931-967-1600

Serving Lynchburg and Moore County since 1990.

Family Owned & Operated

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Franklin Memorial Gardens

Corner of Halfmoon Road & Cowan Highway

Business Office Location:
300 First Avenue N.W.
Winchester, Tennessee 37398

Phone: 931-967-2998
Honoring Lives Since 1956.

Family Owned & Operated

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Winchester Monument Company

300 First Avenue N.W.
Winchester, Tennessee 37398

Phone: 931-967-2222

Family Owned & Operated  ~  Directions & Photos

Our Community Events

  • Happy Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Thanksgiving Day in the United States is a holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. It precedes Black Friday. Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday in the United States. What do people do? Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have. Thanksgiving Day parades are held in some cities and towns on or around Thanksgiving Day. Some parades or festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Some people have a four-day weekend so it is a popular time for trips and to visit family and friends. Public life Most government offices, businesses, schools and other organizations are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Many offices and businesses allow staff to have a four-day weekend so these offices and businesses are also closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. Public transit systems do not usually operate on their regular timetables. Thanksgiving Day it is one of the busiest periods for travel in the USA. This can cause congestion and overcrowding. Seasonal parades and busy football games can cause disruption to local traffic. Background Thanksgiving Day has been an annual holiday in the United States since 1863. Not everyone sees Thanksgiving Day as a cause for celebration. Each year since 1970, a group of Native Americans and their supporters have staged a protest for a National Day of Mourning at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts on Thanksgiving Day. American Indian Heritage Day is also observed at this time of the year. There are claims that the first Thanksgiving Day was held in the city of El Paso, Texas in 1598. Another early event was held in 1619 in the Virginia Colony. Many people trace the origins of the modern Thanksgiving Day to the harvest celebration that the Pilgrims held in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. However, their first true thanksgiving was in 1623, when they gave thanks for rain that ended a drought. These early thanksgivings took the form of a special church service, rather than a feast. In the second half of the 1600s, thanksgivings after the harvest became more common and started to become annual events. However, it was celebrated on different days in different communities and in some places there were more than one thanksgiving each year. George Washington, the first president of the United States, proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day in 1789. Read more

  • Cowan Christmas Parade
    Saturday, December 6, 2014

    The 50th annual Cowan Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Cookie’s Corner and proceeding down Cumberland Street through the downtown area to end at Cowan Elementary School. For more information, please call 931-967-7318 or visit Read more

  • Franklin Memorial Gardens 9th annual
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    Franklin Memorial Gardens is proud to announce the 9th annual "Christmas Candlelight Tribute". Candles are to be placed on each grave of those families who make a voluntary donation for the tribute in memory of their loved ones. Christmas is a time of remembering those we love. The candlelight tribute is a unique way to express those feelings and we hope you will join with us in this effort. In honor of the families who participate in this event, a contribution will be made to "Operation Noel". The suggested donation for each tribute is only $5. If you wish for a candle to be placed on a gravesite, please come by the office of Moore Cortner Funeral Home on or before December 2, 2014. The tribute is scheduled for Tuesday December 9, 2014 from 6:00pm till 8:00pm. In case of inclement weather the tribute will be rescheduled for Thursday December 11, 2014. Franklin Memorial Gardens is located on the Cowan Highway just before the airport. Read more

  • Worldwide Candle Lighting Memorial Service at San Miguel Coffee Company
    Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Light refreshments will be served, a message of encouragement will be shared and special music performed. The purpose of this experience is to provide a highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and help others better assist the grieving family. Candles will be provided. We invite and encourage you to bring pictures of your children to be displayed during the evening. Pictures will be returned when event ends. This event is completely complimentary and the public is welcome. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon. Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 18th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. TCF's WWCL started in the United States in 1997 as a small internet observance, but has since swelled in numbers as word has spread throughout the world of the remembrance. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten. The Compassionate Friends and allied organizations are joined by local bereavement groups, churches, funeral homes, hospitals, hospices, children's gardens, schools, cemeteries, and community centers. Services have ranged in size from just a few people to nearly a thousand. Read more

  • Merry Christmas
    Thursday, December 25, 2014

    Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season. While the birth year of Jesus is estimated among modern historians to have been between 7 and 2 BC, the exact month and day of his birth are unknown. His birth is mentioned in two of the four canonical gospels. By the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted in the East, although some churches celebrate on the December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which corresponds to January in the modern-day Gregorian calendar. The date of Christmas may have initially been chosen to correspond with the day exactly nine months after early Christians believed Jesus to have been conceived, or with one or more ancient polytheistic festivals that occurred near southern solstice (i.e., the Roman winter solstice); a further solar connection has been suggested because of a biblical verse[a] identifying Jesus as the "Sun of righteousness". The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pagan, pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world. Read more

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