Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

years in business

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Our funeral home has been family owned and operated since 1903 when the Melenyzer family started in the business on Main Street in Belle Vernon. In 1954, the Ferguson family purchased the business and is now in it's second generation of serving families. We have one of the largest facilities in the Mon Valley and yet we are small enough that each family gets the level of attention and care they deserve. 

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Karlee R. Ferguson / Shelby D. Ferguson II

Karlee R. Ferguson / Shelby D. Ferguson II

Funeral Directors
Shelby D. Ferguson

Shelby D. Ferguson

Founder - July 1, 1956
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