H arris Funeral Home was first established in the early 1900s in Nebo, Kentucky by Mr. Harris. At that time visitation was conducted in the home or at a local church then the body was conveyed by a horse drawn hearse for interment in the local cemetery.
Mr. Sydney T. Harris took over his father's business, and moved the funeral home to Madisonville, Kentucky in 1927 then purchased the Jennings property at 134 N. Main Street from Margaret Finley, in 1938 where it has been located until today. Mr. and Mrs. Harris moved into the upstairs of the residence and used the bottom floors of this beautiful home for the funeral home creating the only full sized chapel in Hopkins County in the 1970's on the south end of the residence.
The southern charm and beautiful antiques throughout Harris Funeral Home create a unique and warm ambience representative of times past yet blended with state of the art video equipment, 100 inch TV screen, and surround sound for a warm and comforting funeral to ease the stress of losing a loved one. Harris Funeral Home also has a full service family break room with a vending area for the convenience of those in attendance.
For almost 100 years the Harris Funeral Home tradition has been to provide a warm and loving environment wherein family members can visit and commemorate the lives of those who have passed on. Harris Funeral Home continues to honor the traditions it was built on with new technology and a heartfelt desire to honor the passing of a loved one with great pride.