A Bedford Tradition of Caring



We’re not a big-city funeral home or a multi-location conglomerate. But, for many years now, we have been providing our community with warm, caring, compassionate service, respecting each family’s decisions and performing each service with dignity, integrity and trust… All at a truly reasonable cost. We provide caring and respectful funeral services, funerals and cremations to both the proud residents of Bedford City and Bedford County, and also to those in the surrounding areas which include
Roanoke, Lynchburg and Central Virginia.

Our Commitment is Strong and Simple:

Our funeral home is the result of listening to today’s consumer and responding in kind.  From the warm, home-like atmosphere to our reasonable pricing and dignified, compassionate service… We strive to deliver what YOU want.





Our staff is here to help you through your difficult time and for those of you who wish to pre-arrange your services. Please do not hesitate to call, visit or contact us with any questions and we will help you any way we can. To email a condolence, simply click here .

Unlike others in our profession, we make it easy for you to compare our prices. Our focus has always included choices, value and honesty. We invite you to explore our site and even compare our prices with others. Simply click here for all of our Consumer & Price Information List and Comparison Worksheet.  Now you can begin to plan a funeral online and PLEASE, DO REMEMBER THAT PRE-ARRANGEMENTS ARE TRANSFERABLE FROM ONE FUNERAL HOME TO ANOTHER and only takes a few minutes and a signature. Do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions at 586-7360.



Office Location

317 West Main Street
Bedford, VA

Chapel Location

1235 Walnut Street
Bedford, VA

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William Alvin Kernan
94, of Bedford, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2023. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Main Street United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dawn Compton and Rev. Jack Davis officiating. Military honors will be presented by American Legion Board-Canady Post 54. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-736.






















































Julie Marianne Brunner Manck
93, of Thaxton, VA formerly of Bronx, N.Y. and Baldwin, Long Island, N.Y. passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Thaxton Baptist Church with Rev. Ethan Strickler and Rev. Randy Krantz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.