Independent Family Funeral Directors

A truly personal and caring service

The family you can turn to

‘ We sincerely hope that you find the information you require on our website. However, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our services are detailed below, and our family would be honoured to look after your family at this time of need. ’

Ian Smith

How we can Help

Throughout the years, we, at Smiths Funeral Directors, have strived to consistently show care and compassion to the families we are privileged to serve. As a family dedicated to upholding traditional values, we pride ourselves on the meticulous personal attention given to every aspect of the funeral service, beginning the moment you contact us.

A member of our family or team is always available to speak with you, via telephone, at our offices, or in the privacy of your own home.

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Smiths made a really difficult time so easy. Nothing was too much. They really made us feel special and made everything about my dad...

Kelly Thompson-Moore

What To Do When Someone Dies

It is perfectly normal to be unsure of what to do following the loss of a loved one, family member or close friend. At Smiths Funeral Directors we provide a 24-hour service to support families at this difficult time. We can give you advice on which actions should be made next and what is required for the funeral arrangements. If death has occurred, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Arranging a Funeral

We are here to help you through the difficult days following your loss and aim to provide support, guidance and help in making all the funeral arrangements. We will guide you through every detail, offering guidance about all the choices available to you. Every funeral arrangement is carried out respectfully and is arranged to be completely personal to your own wishes. We can meet with you at our funeral home or in the comfort of your own home.

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Discover more about our services

We offer the Independent Way funeral plan which is a bespoke plan tailored to individual requests and therefore also tailored to individual costs incurred in the plan. If you would like to know more about the benefits of taking out a funeral plan, please telephone to make an appointment to meet with us either in our funeral home or the comfort of your own home.

Consistent Care and Compassion

Members of SAIF

As members of SAIF (National Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors) we adhere to an uncompromising code of practice

Family owned

Many funeral homes trade under a family name but are in fact owned by large national corporate firms, providing a different type of service

Available 24/7

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and we promise to respond quickly, efficiently and sensitively to your enquiry.

Independent Family Funeral Directors

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As a church organist, I have had a lot of dealings with funeral directors. I can honestly say that Smiths are the best I have encountered - when it came to my mum's funeral, they were absolutely terrific. Everything was done with not only tact and sensitivity, but also perfect efficiency. I would add that their charges are very reasonable. Heartfelt gratitude to them.

David Pattrick

On behalf of my family I just want to say a big thankyou to Smiths Funeral Directors. They made a very difficult task a lot easier. Arrangements were easy and we felt very comforted. We were kept informed every step of the way.

The day itself was handled professionally and personally. I could not give a higher recommendation.

A friendly well organised local family business that definitely know their business. Thank you to all your staff.

Simon Husbands

At every stage of what was a real difficult time, Ian, Ruth and their team gave us magnificent advice and support. Our family could not have wished for better service. Thank you.

Bruce Ferguson
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