Michael and Tara Hale
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
FEMA has announced that they will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on MONDAY, APRIL 12th through their dedicated call center. We at DeKalb Funeral Chapel will be glad to assist you with calling to get the application completed and then help with filing the required documentation. If you choose to apply yourself there are certain guidelines for applying, who can apply, what is covered and who is not qualified to receive reimbursement. For any reimbursement, the death certificate must indicate the death was caused by, may have been caused by or was likely the result of COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms. The maximum allowed is $9,000 per funeral. You may call our office during normal business hours of Monday - Friday 9:AM - 4:PM and Wednesday 9:AM - 12:Noon at 615-597-9400 and we will schedule a time for you to come in or answer any questions you have. We are here to help each family with this process, so feel free to call with any questions or concerns.
FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number
Beginning April 12th
Hours of Operation
8:AM - 8:PM Central Time
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 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. WE ARE WORKING TO OPEN THE LOUNGE SOON WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND RESTRICTIONS CONCERNING FOOD ALLOWED. WE WILL BE SHARING THE NEW GUIDELINES AS SOON AS WE HAVE THEM IN PLACE.
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
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.
Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.