I would like to thank you and your staff for making a vey difficult time easier. Since we live out of town, this process could have been much harder. You made everything easy.
Thank you for everything. The Family of Thelma Loftis

Deanne Loftis
March 2, 2021

Deanne Loftis
March 3, 2021

Thank you Merle for taking care of our family at such a hard time. We appreciate your time and compassion.

Blessings, Mary Rawlings

The Family of Robert "Bob" Don Rawlings
February 10, 2021

I have trusted Merle and HCM funeral home with the services for both of my parents in the past 2 1/2 years. Both services were perfect. Merle and his staff took such good care of us. I cannot thank him enough. He is wonderful!!!!! He made us feel so cared for and special in a very difficult time in our lives. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Toni McLemore
January 25, 2021

I am just now getting around to thanking your staff for the amazing service we received when our Pop, Harold Garrard passed away. It seemed that we could contact you at any time and you were always quick to help us with whatever we needed. Merle is top notch and was so proud to show us Pop when he was ready for viewing. He looked perfect to us. It is such a comfort when you have people care for your loved one just like you would. What a blessing your staff is! From start to finish, helping us every step of the way. Thank you all so much!

Leslie Spencer
January 14, 2021

Dear Merle and Staff:
I feel a deep sense of gratitude to each of ya'll for the care you took of Bob (Robert Green) upon his death, and his family. Your attention to every detail is, and was, greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Mrs. Green
November 14, 2020

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Dear Merle,

There are multiple reasons our family has sought your services for generations of our members. Your caring attitude, heart for service, and attention to detail are second to none.

Thank you for the concern and respect you have shown to our loved ones and for the service that you show to the community.
You are doing the Lord’s work.

Casey Graham Brown

October 28, 2020

Dear Merle,

There are multiple reasons our family has sought your services for generations of our members. Your caring attitude, heart for service, and attention to detail are second to none.

Thank you for the concern and respect you have shown to our loved ones and for the service that you show to the community.

You are doing the Lord’s work.

Casey Graham Brown

Casey Graham Brown
October 24, 2020

Dear Curtis and Staff,
Thank you for the way you handled the services for James. We were very pleased in every way. We miss him greatly. He was a pillar for all of us. We have many wonderful memories. Our sincere thanks.

Francis and Family
October 20, 2020

Curtis, I can't thank you and your staff enough for helping me through the hardest time in my life. You've always been such a good friend to our family and you definitely came to my rescue. I will always be grateful. God Bless.

Bridget Hamill
October 7, 2020


Thank you so much for your help and patience in our preparations for mom's service. You have a caring heart which is SO important when people are grieving. Many, many, thanks!

Family of Mary Francis Wade
October 5, 2020

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping our family through this difficult time. You made the arrangements very easy and it was beautiful. We appreciate you and the staff so very much.

The Bigham Family
August 27, 2020


Thank you for all your help with the beautiful tombstone. I love it and Tina, my daughter, loves it too.

Emily George
August 27, 2020

Excellent service provided by an exceptional team of professionals. Very much accommodating to our needs and effective, warm and compassionate in their service to the family. Many thanks Kaleigh and Merle.

Paul Fuller
August 24, 2020

They made us feel at ease with all the arrangements, guided us through the process and did a beautiful job.

Cherri Woods
August 24, 2020

Merle, the family of Joe McGrew would like to thank you for the wonderful way you and your staff handled our time of loss and grief. Our family has entrusted many loved ones to Holmes Coffey Murray and we have never been disappointed. Your a true friend and we can’t thank you enough for walking through this difficult time with us. It’s very comforting to know that in the future we can count on you whenever grief strikes us. Thank you so very much The family of Joe McGrew

Charla McMichael
August 9, 2020

Merle Soltis and Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home have help with the funeral arrangements for several of my immediate family over the years, recently my mother, Joan Stallings. Merle and his staff are always very respectful and provide genuine compassionate care and direction through the necessary arrangements. Thank you sincerely.

Kim Stallings Scoggin and Family
August 4, 2020

Thank you to the staff, and especially Merle Soltis for all of the care and concern shown to our family. Everything was handled with efficiency and compassion.

Charlene Tucker
August 1, 2020

I can't thank Merle Soltis, and the staff of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, enough for the care and support they showed us as we went through the loss of my dad, Steve Kirven. His service, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, turned out to be so wonderful, and we felt very safe with all the precautions the staff helped us take, including masks, social distancing, and being outdoors. My dad was a big motorcycle lover, and as his service was ending, Merle had the idea for one of my dad's best friends, who rode his motorcycle to the service that day, to hold my dad's urn and give him one last ride over to the spot he was going to be buried. This turned out to be something so, so special to us, and it's just what my dad would have wanted! The Holmes-Coffey-Murray team is so wonderful at finding ways to add these special touches, and they will truly make you feel as though your loved one is being remembered in the best way possible.

Ashley Kirven-Bobier
July 20, 2020

Dear friends at Holmes-Coffey-Murray,

We cannot even begin to thank ALL of you for the wonderful and caring services we were given when we lost my husband, Steve Kirven. We had several special requests, including masks and social distancing, and all of our requests were caringly attended to without question. All of you, but especially Merle Soltis, gave us security in knowing that Steve would be taken care of and the service would be wonderful, which it was. Our hearts are broken, but having friends like you all are helping us heal day by day. We will forever sing the praises of your team who made our hardest days ever a little easier to bear. Many, many thanks!

Shelia Kirven

Shelia Kirven
July 12, 2020


I wanted to take a moment to thank you again for the exceptional service you provided to me and all of the family. We could not be more pleased with the gracious and compassionate way you perform your duties. Thank you.

Paul Fuller
June 29, 2020

Kaleigh, Benny & Merle,

A note of thanks to you three and the entire team for making the celebration of life truly lovely. Knowing David for nearly 25 years, it was an honor to help and work alongside each of you to serve the family. Thank you.

Family of David
June 16, 2020

Merle & Holmes-Coffey-Murray Staff,
I cannot begin to thank you all enough for the care and support you all showed as we went through the loss of my dad, Steve Kirvin. His service was so wonderful, and we will forever be appreciative of everything you all helped us with during this time. Thank you again!

Ashley Kirvin-Bobier
June 15, 2020

Merle, the family of Wanda Henderson would like to thank you and your staff for the care and concern you showed to us. Everyone we met felt like family. Your help made everything so much easier. Again, thank you so much, Claudia

Claudia Click
March 1, 2020


The family of Sue Duncan would like to thank you for the services of the funeral home during the death and funeral arrangements of our mother. We were met with sincere compassion and caring from the time our mother was picked up at the nursing home on August 15th, all the way through the services on Friday, August 17th, 2018.

Death is never an easy time, however, you and the funeral home in its entirety, treated us with respect and dignity, and we were truly consoled by every moment of contact we had with you and your staff. Mother trusted you completely.

We never felt rushed, or like we were an inconvenience at any time. Everyone seemed to have all the time in the world for us, and we appreciate that so very much.

We always have, and will continue to recommend Holmes Coffey-Murray Funeral Home to our family and friends. As odd as it may seem to say, it has been a true pleasure to do business with you and your staff. You have made it so easy to walk through in our time of sorrow.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything.

"In God We Trust"

Charla McMichael and Family

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