History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
For many years, the families of Franklin and Hart Counties have trusted Joseph A. Strickland Funeral Homes to provide a broad range of funeral care services. We will provide you with commitment and compassion during each step of the funeral process. Our experienced and dedicated staff can guide you in determining which service is appropriate for suiting your family’s needs. We are committed to arranging a funeral that is most beneficial to your loved one, and we strive to celebrate their life in a meaningful way.
In 1975 a new standard of service in funeral care was established, as Joseph A. “Joe” and Nell B. Strickland founded Joseph A. Strickland Funeral Home. Joe started his career in funeral service, in 1943, with Smith Funeral Home in Hartwell. After 32 years of service, he decided it was time to fulfill his dream and open his own firm.
Following Joe’s death in 1992, Arnold Strickland followed in the footsteps of his father and became the Funeral Director in charge of Joseph A. Strickland Funeral Home. Nell has continued to be an active part of the funeral home and has served as a licensed funeral director since 1979.
Strickland Funeral Home of Lavonia was established in 1923 by Fred N. Weldon and Steve Thomas as Weldon – Thomas Funeral Home. For 74 years, they served Franklin County and its citizens with caring and compassion. In 1997, the Hamby family bought Weldon Funeral Home to establish Hamby Funeral Home. Following the death of Steven Hamby in 2004, the Hamby family chose to sell the funeral home to Arnold Strickland and Joseph A. Strickland Funeral Home.
Today, Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell is located in its original location at 305 Cleveland Avenue. It has been renovated several times and is one of the most modern funeral homes in the area.
Strickland Funeral Home of Lavonia is located at 355 Bear Creek Road. Its facilities are modern and provide the family with a comforting experience.
After many years of dedicated service, Joseph A. Strickland Funeral Homes continues to be “A Friendly and Caring Service When Life Hurts.”