Funeral directors say J&S Mortician Service frees up employees
The Dothan Eagle
August 3, 2003
Funeral directors say J&S Mortician Service frees up employees, cuts costs for families
By Whitney McHugh
Eagle Staff Writer
Photo by Jay Hare/Eagle
J&S Mortician Service owner Bill Snell has numerous credentials and degrees in the study of funeral service.
They look for ways to cut costs and improve efficiency without decreasing the quality of services provided to grieving families. That balancing act created a profitable niche for J&S Mortician Service.
“I could not put a man in the car on the road for as cheap as they can,” said Bill Searcy, manager of Searcy Funeral Home in Enterprises.
Searcy is not alone. Almost every funeral home in the Wiregrass contracts with J&S for long distance removals, casket transfers and graveside services. Some even use the service for local removals on particularly busy days. They also call for help when vacations and sick days stretch their full-time staffs too thin.
“It translates into cost savings because we only pay them when we need them,” said Robert Byrd, owner of Byrd Funeral Home.