McDowell County's Only 4th Generation Family Owned Funeral Homes & Crematory

Marion (828) 652-3161
Old Fort (828) 668-3161

Westmoreland Funeral Home & Crematory is a locally owned and operated firm committed to helping you celebrate your life, or the life of one you love with a funeral or memorial service in keeping with the values and principles you hold dear.  As a family owned firm, and with Jim Gibson at the helm as the third generation of the Westmoreland family, we are positioned to provide your family with the compassionate care you expect from a locally owned funeral establishment. 

As the only fourth-generation funeral home in McDowell County, with our on-site crematory, we are proud to be able to assure the families we serve that that their loved one is not transported to some unknown facility in a far-off place.  So, unlike many area crematories, we are not interested in how many cremations we can do but, rather, how well we can serve the families who entrust us with this choice of final arrangements.

Westmoreland Funeral Home & Crematory will also be there for you if you choose to plan your funeral or cremation or service in advance. Planning ahead is a caring and sensible act that can remove much of the burden on the ones you love.  It’s plain to see that making decisions now about your final arrangements can assure the family you leave behind that the choices you made in life are honored at your passing.

Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory in Marion and Westmoreland Funeral Service and Cremations in Old Fort, McDowell County’s leading funeral service provider, prepared to provide your family with superior service and care when it matters most.

If you would like to sign the online register book of one who has passed, first click on the name and then click "Condolences". You will then have the option of leaving a message to the family and even uploading a picture if you choose. 

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What our families are saying TESTIMONIALS

May 2, 2018

Dear Mr. Gibson,

On April 3, 2018 the Westmoreland Funeral Home provided the services for the funeral of William G. Greenlee. As his stepdaughter, I would like to take a few minutes to express how very much the family appreciated all Westmoreland did during our time of grief.

As a clergy person with more than 25 years of service I’ve been involved in over 100 funerals or Celebration of life Services. About an equal number were held in a funeral home versus a church. I’ve worked with old family-owned funeral homes, funeral homes that have many chain components, modern state-of-the-art funeral homes, crematories, and everything in between. Never before have I felt called to express my appreciation for the services performed by Jim Gibson, Tyler Mace, Michael Branch and the staff at Westmoreland.

Now, while it’s true that Bill had a special place in my heart, I don’t believe my appreciation of your part in Bill’s funeral influences my heart-felt thanks for the many things you di d to help my family during this journey. Things some people might consider trivial like cold bottles of water, the professionalism and respect shown by your staff, the seemly clairvoyant way your staff perceived a need and filled it before we even knew one existed – these things were not trivial to us. Always present, yet never intrusive, Westmoreland’s anticipated every possible situation and was prepared for anything.

The Military component of Bill’s service was faultless. Please express my gratitude to them. And the bag pipe musician was the best I’ve ever heard. The coordination with all aspects of Bill’s funeral, and with so many people participating in it, was flawless. But the crowning touch was the Tootsie Rolls in a bowl at Westmoreland’s. Did you know that someone, and not a family member, slipped a Tootsie Roll in Bill’s hand in the casket? So I just wanted to thank you again for making this difficult time a little easier for those of us who loved Bill Greenlee. Westmoreland’s Funeral Home will always hold a special place in our hearts. May God continue to bless the service you so expertly provide.

Linda Scott

Linda Scott


198 South Main Street
| Marion, NC 28752
Tel: 1-828-652-3161
| Fax: 1-828-652-4004


26 South Thomason Street
| Old Fort, NC 28762
Tel: 1-828-668 3161

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