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About Us

The Spring Hill Difference

Our Purpose

Since 1780, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Nashville community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.

Words we live by
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
Our Family is here for yours

Our pledge

What we stand for

We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.

Care
We treat you and your loved one as if you were our part of our own family, providing the support and serenity you need.
Comfort
We go the extra mile to ensure that families are given the compassion they so desperately need during this time.
Plan
We are your trusted guide in times of immediate need, as well as when you're ready to make plans for the future.
History & Staff

Our Story

Learn the legacy

We invite you to discover who has made Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery the ultimate provider of creating healing experiences in the community. This section contains the heritage, vision, and the people behind Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery's reputation of quality, sincerity, and trust.

1780

The history of Spring Hill dates back to the 1780s when the first settlers moved in from the Cumberland settlement into an area six miles east of Nashville called Haysboro.

1813

The grounds were designated as Craighead Spring Hill Cemetery, named after Rev. Thomas B. Craighead.

1888

A company of gentlemen chartered Spring Hill Cemetery for the sale of lots and marketed it as a modern final resting place. These directors drew up the rules of governing, maintaining and protecting the lots, monuments, and procedures of interment.

1925

As the city grew, the population spread outward encompassing the surrounding counties. A modern downtown area with skyscrapers, city park systems, electric street cars, automobiles and entertainment centers made Nashville a thriving city in the early 1900s. In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry was born and Nashville would soon become known as Music City. Today several members of the Opry are interred and memorialized within the gates of historic Spring Hill.

1934

J. Taylor Stratton, a prominent stockholder, businessman and civic leader, spearheaded the management and growth of Spring Hill for 30 years. In 1934, Mary Stratton, Stratton’s daughter became president of the cemetery. Known as Miss Mary, she established new roads, statuary, plantings, and other improvements to the property.

1991

After the death of Mary Stratton's husband, Dr. James Hayes, a beloved Nashville physician, managed the operations of Spring Hill Cemetery. In 1991 he stepped down to President Emeritus and turned operations over to his son Rev. Jim Hayes. Rev. Hayes, a well known member of the clergy, worked hard to fulfill his mother’s legacy and serve the community.

1998

After Rev. Hayes’ sudden death in 1994 and Dr. Hayes’ death in 1996, the Rev. Hayes’ widow Marylyn Poteete Hayes and her daughters operated Spring Hill for many years. In the late 1990s they began working with funeral directors to design and construct a state of the art funeral home to better service their community.

Ground breaking occurred in June of 1997 and in 1998 the doors of Spring Hill Funeral Home were opened.

2017

Today Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery is one of the largest funeral and cemetery providers in Nashville, it’s wide open spaces dotted with majestic trees and beautiful flower gardens offer tranquility and beauty not only to the families it serves but to the community as a whole.

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Spring Hill by the numbers

115K+

Legacies Honored

242

Years in Business

6.1M+

Moments Remembered

Our team

Meet our amazing staff

We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.

Locations

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Our Locations
Why Us

We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.

Memorable Tributes
Full-Service Arrangements
We proudly provide both funeral and cemetery arrangements to make the process seamless and customized to your needs.
Online Funerals
We've adapted our services to make it easier for friends and family to participate from home. Please call us at (615) 866-1419 talk through your options.
24/7/365 Care
For generations we have stood by our commitment to caring for our community. We're here for you anytime you need us.
Virtual Appointments
All arrangements can now be made remotely. We'll work together however you feel comfortable, whether it's by phone, video conference or email.
Testimonials

What Families Are Saying

Real Stories from Real People

I want to thank each & every staff member for their sympathy, kindness & professionalism during our most difficult time! In addition we would like to give a special thanks to Angie for all her help & hard work on my & my husband's future arrangements.

Donna Savley 5 stars

Jana Uttz was very helpful with me planning my own funeral, she is a great sales woman and knows her job well. I would recommend Spring Hill to everyone. Thanks again for being there for me. -Lorrie Sherman

Lorrie E. Sherman 5 stars

Jason and the staff at Spring Hill Funeral Home were so professional and compassionate in assisting my family plan the services and funeral for my late cousin. Thank you!

S S 5 stars

They took great care of my sister and family. The were very understanding and helpful in our time of need. Would 100 percent recommend them

David 5 stars

Jason and his staff took wonderful care of my family! They were so kind and caring. Jason We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the kindness and love that was shown to us! And thank You Jason and Your Ladies for taking such beautiful care of My Cousin 💜💜💜

Alicia Vega-Bryant 5 stars

I would love to thank Angie akins I have had a lot of trouble on my multiple accounts and she always takes her time to help me . She makes sure that I don't lose my graves . She is a sweet lady I thank u from the bottom of my heart

Virgena Hopkins 5 stars
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We offer a healthy work/life balance and invite ideas and innovation. Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery is where our team members' purpose and passion unite.

Why Plan Ahead?

Plan for the future, today.
By planning your funeral, you can make sure your life is celebrated the way you want, and give your loved ones the peace-of-mind they need when the time comes.
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