The transition from funeral service in the 1890's to the fine and efficient funeral home of today has been gradual but steady. Each passing decade has found the Townes establishment rendering a better service with better facilities and equipment, culminating with the building of the complete funeral center in 1967 at 215 West Main Street. The funeral home is of the traditional Williamsburg style of architecture-the West Main Street facade being of residential design, while the Central Boulevard elevation emphasizes the chapel entrance, which is copied from the Governor's Palace at Williamsburg. The building is designed with numerous sitting rooms available where families can receive their friends in the hours before the funeral, and have whatever degree of privacy they desire. A large display room contains a wide selection of caskets, vaults, urns and other funeral necessities. Every style and every price range is well represented, assuring each family that they will be able to select a funeral that is affordable. The chapel is spacious and offers comfortable seating for all who wish to attend the funeral. The large family room, adjacent to the chapel, gives the family all the privacy they wish. A large parking area offers plenty of space for visitors to park their cars safely off the street, and only a few steps from our door. With the addition of our crematory, families can rest assured that their loved one never leaves our care.


West Main Entrance Chapel Entrance
Central Boulevard Entrance

Reception and Visitation

Front Reception Foyer Sitting Rooms

Townes Memorial Chapel

Chapel Chapel Organ