Saturday 17 August 2019
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Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes

Trust Family Owned and Operated
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes
Funerals are for the living. It is through funeral arrangements and services that the emotional needs of the living are met by acknowledging the life and accomplishments of the deceased and allowing grief to be shared by family and
Ceremonies mark important events in our lives-baptisms, graduations and weddings. The funeral ceremony is no less important and deserves personal. attention to details and arrangements. It is important to choose a funeral director who will respect your personal and religious preferences as well as providing advice and counseling. Family owned and operated Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home in Springfield has been serving Effingham, Chatham and surrounding counties since 1971. Owners Thomas C. Strickland, Jr., (Tommy), his wife Terri and their sons, Trey and Ryan are trusted for their history of helping families through difficult times. Tommy is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and Terri is a Licensed Funeral Director.
Sons Thomas C., III (Trey) and Ryan are both Licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers and have worked at the funeral home since their early teens. Trey, his wife Amy and their three children Joshua, Emma, and Jonah reside in Rincon. Ryan and his wife Kelly and their five children Samuel, Simon, Silas, Abigail, and Abraham also reside in Rincon. All are members of the Springfield United Methodist Church. Daughter Kim McDonald lives in Guyton with her husband Wade, daughter Logan and son Noah. They are members of New Providence Baptist Church.
Dwayne A. Duff, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer has worked with Tommy at the funeral home since 1980. He and his wife Sherry have two children, Jonathan and Mary Lauren. They live in Springfield and are members of Rincon Baptist Temple. “Having been a family owned and operated funeral home for almost five decades, we have learned that families are best served when they are able to make informed decisions,” said Tommy. The Strickland family offers information on all services including pre-arranging funeral services, funeral services for every budget, arrangements for funeral services in other cities, assistance with insurance and V.A. benefits, cremation, custom designed headstones and monuments. The Stricklands also operate a perpetual care cemetery, Effingham Memorial Gardens located on Highway 119 between Springfield and Guyton. They also own and operate their own crematory, located at the Effingham chapel location. Strickland’s Funeral Home can provide information, counseling and service. You will be assisted by the same trusted associates from the first call through funeral services and even in aftercare. Pre-planning of a funeral may be a thoughtful expression of caring for your family. By preparing for the part of life we most like to avoid-death-you could spare your family unnecessary decision-making and complications at the time of your death. Strickland Funeral Home can help you plan the service you want and can afford. Call and set up an appointment at a convenient time for you to discuss all the options with the Strickland family. The spacious, beautifully appointed Effingham Chapel is located at 2460 Highway 21 South, halfway between Springfield and Rincon. The facility, completed in April of 1995, replaced the original 100-year old home in Springfield. Leslie A. and Virginia Thompson originally owned the funeral home since 1944, beginning a tradition of caring funeral service for Effingham County.
The West Chatham Chapel, completed in August of 1999, was a culmination of Tommy’s dream to serve friends and family on the westside. The son of the late Clyde and Birdie Heidt Strickland, Tommy grew up in Pooler and worked in his family’s business, Strickland Oil Company as a teenager. His commitment to funeral service had long included the wish for a facility on the westside. The funeral home at 901 West Highway 80 in Pooler gives West Chatham residents a more convenient location.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes, Effingham Chapel and West Chatham Chapel, are both members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes (SIFH). This is a self-regulating organization of locally-owned funeral service firms in the United States. Unlike other professional organizations, membership in SIFH is by invitation onlyoffered exclusively to those firms that are dedicated to the highest ethical standards. It displays a commitment to providing the best in personal service-a symbol of outstanding, reliable and ethical funeral service. For more information about any of Thomas C. Strickland & Sons services, please call the Effingham Chapel at 7546421 or the West Chatham Chapel at 748-2444.