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Michael and Tara Hale


 To The Families of DeKalb County and Surrounding Communities; 

   DeKalb Funeral Chapels has always taken pride in our role as your trusted funeral and cremation provider in DeKalb County.  In the 21 years we have served this community, it has been our honor to stand beside our neighbors through some of their hardest days.  

  We are proudly committed to serving you in every way we can, and we promise to continue every service we offer to the greatest extent allowed during the COVID-19 outbreak.    

  As we work through stage 2 of the State of Tennessee reopening plan with the safety of our community, client families, our staff members and their families in mind, we want to provide this set of provisional guidelines for funeral and memorial services at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.  As per CDC guidelines, facemasks and social distancing are encouraged.    

• Kitchen will remain closed until further notice.  NO FOOD or DRINKS ALLOWED in the funeral home. 

• Chapel maximum group size = 100-125 people, with every other pew closed to honor social distancing.  

• Graveside services have no size restrictions if social distancing guidelines are observed.   

  If you have any questions about how best to navigate a loss or make decisions in the current situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 615-597-9400. 


We are continually sanitizing our facilities and making every effort to keep the virus from spreading.  We hope that you will trust us to do our service for you and your families as we have done for 21 years.  As we have said, "A life beautifully lived, deserves to be beautifully remembered," and we will see that is done for each family.  May God bless and protect each of us during this time of crisis. 

                                "Our Family Caring For Your Family" 



Mike, Tara and Staff 


Following is an update from the Department of Commerce and Insurance 

and the Regulatory Board  of the Funeral Directors and Embalmers: 

 June 30, 2020 UPDATE  - EXECUTIVE ORDER 38 and 51 

- Places of worship. weddings, and funerals. Worship services, weddings, funerals, and events related thereto are not social or recreational gatherings under Paragraph 2. Nevertheless, places of worship are strongly encouraged to continue to utilize virtual or online services and gatherings and strongly encouraged to follow the Guidance for Gathering Together in Houses of Worship issued by the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives regarding in-person services that can be conducted safely. Likewise, persons at weddings and funerals are strongly encouraged to follow the Health Guidelines and maintain appropriate social distancing as provided for herein to the greatest extent practicable, although it is further strongly encouraged that any large public celebration component of weddings and funerals be postponed or attended only by close family members.  

This Order shall be effective and enforceable as of 12:01 a.m., Central Daylight Time, on June 30, 2020, and shall remain in effect until 11 :59 p.m., Central Daylight Time, on August 30, 2020.  


From our Executive of the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association: 

June 30, 2020 

All of this is recommendation.  However, these recommendations are strongly encouraged in order to minimize the continued spread of COVID-19. TFDA strongly encourages these recommendations and urges members to follow these guidelines.  Doing your best to follow these guidelines is really all you can do.  TFDA continues to encourage and promote sensible strategies, i.e., frequently washing hands, social distancing , crowd reduction methods, etc.   



There is no gift more precious, no loss more difficult, than that of a loved one. Being family owned, we take special pride in meeting each and every need you may face during this most difficult time. We believe our services at DeKalb Funeral Chapel are a Christian ministry and want to serve each family the same, regardless of financial circumstances, nationality or religious affiliations.

Our goal and mission is to provide you with the highest level of service, while maintaining the honesty, integrity and professionalism that you have come to expect from us. We realize that each family's needs are different, and we are dedicated to respecting your choices, listening to you and answering your questions with sensitivity. Carrying out your family's wishes and paying attention to every detail are the best ways we know to make you feel that you have received the finest services available.

Whether you prefer traditional burial or cremation services, the knowledgeable and dedicated professionals at DeKalb Funeral Chapel will carefully attend to your wishes and carry them out, seeing to all necessary details. Our family and staff relieve you of many demanding but necessary chores during your time of grief and strive to provide you with lasting comfort through a meaning, memorable experience.

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DeKalb Funeral Chapel, LLC
863 South Congress Blvd.
| Smithville, TN 37166
Tel: 1-615-597-9400

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