A Harvest of Memories

At Family Legacy, we celebrate the lives of loved ones every day. With the Fall season upon us we look forward to our annual Fall Festival where families can gather and make memories.

Our Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off is now in it's 4th year and will be held at Joelton Hills on October 19th from 11:30am - 2:00pm. Additional details are noted below in this newsletter. We welcome you and your family to join us for this fun filled annual event.

On September 21st we were honored to provide a military funeral at Crestview Memory Gardens for Private Lloyd Atterson, a World War II veteran, 74 years after the U.S. Army Air Corps pilot flew his last World War II missions in the Pacific theater and Aleutian Islands, and 46 years after his death. It was a special day for family and friends who gathered to celebrate the life of Private Lloyd Atterson.

My staff and I are always interested in talking with you and learning more about your specific needs. We are committed to providing the same exceptional level of care we would desire for our own family. We offer a complete selection of ways to honor and commemorate your loved one. Give us a call, we are here to answer any questions you may have.


Warm Regards,

Bill Gregory
Join us at the Corner Pub for a free meal and learn about the benefits of pre-planning. All in attendance will be entered to win tickets to the Grand Ole Opry!

Please RSVP to ensure your reservation (615) 646-9292.
Receive your official contest tickets when you arrive at the session and then be entered to win tickets to the Grand Ole Opry.
Tuesday, October 22: 11:30am 
Corner Pub
8058 Hwy 100
Nashville, TN 37221
Thursday, October 24: 6:30pm 
Corner Pub
8058 Hwy 100
Nashville, TN 37221 
By Ben Upton, VP of Advance Planning

Did you know that above ground Mausoleum Entombment is typically less expensive than ground burial? 

Many families have the perception that Mausoleum is only for the wealthy. This is because throughout history when we think of a mausoleum, we think of the Pyramids in Egypt and the Taj Mahal. If that were our only choice, I agree, it is very expensive.

Many families don’t realize that Mausoleum was the most traditional form of final disposition for decades. With that in mind we offer our families the choice of a Private Family Mausoleum from 1 crypt up to however many a family might need.  This option starts at about $50,000

However, for most of us that want the dignity of Mausoleum Entombment without the cost of their own building we offer Community Mausoleums. This offers families a clean, dry environment that is easily accessible for their family. These also have different levels, from our lower level called the Prayer Level, moving up to the heart level, and then some families want to be in an upper level or jokingly referred to as “the penthouse”. 

On the average, cost for 2 people to be buried in the ground with spaces, vaults, bronze memorial, and interment fees, this can cost almost $19,000 . Most families are very surprised to learn that we have Mausoleum Entombment for 2 people starting at around $8,000 . This amount can be paid in full or put on easy monthly payment of $100/month

If you would like more information on our beautiful Mausoleum options, please give us a call at 615-864-4602.
Mourning to Mourning Grief Support

When:
1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month at 7:00pm

Where:
West Harpeth Funeral Home
6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville 

"alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

There are many things we have to face alone but grieving is not one of them. Although everyones personal grief is unique in many ways, our prayer is that you can find a place of hope and healing through "Mourning to Morning" Ministries.

We all share the need for understanding, strength, and support in difficult times. This is especially true following the death of a loved one.

What "mourning to Morning" offers is a warm atmosphere of learning, sharing, acceptance, and confidentiality. You will also receive helpful information giving guidance.

"Talking is healing - Listening is learning" - Lucille Barlar
Facilitator, Tera Taylor

About the facilitator: My name is Tera Taylor and I have lived in the Nashville area for over 30 years. I am married with two teenagers and have personally been coming to "Mourning to Morning" for four years. I started teaching two years ago after I felt I had received so much from these sessions. I wanted to help and give back to the community. Grief can hit you in all areas of your life and after much loss in mine, I found hope and help that changed my life.
Crestview Memory Gardens Hosts Military Funeral for WWII Army Air Corps Pilot

On September 21st, we were honored to host a military funeral for Private Lloyd Atterson, a World War II Army Air Corps pilot, 74 years after the U.S. Army Air Corps pilot flew his last World War II missions in the Pacific theater and Aleutian Islands, and 46 years after his death.
 
Atterson, who passed away in 1973, was buried without the Department of Defense-provided military honors because his widow and children did not have necessary service documentation at the time of his death. His youngest son, Mark Atterson, himself an Army veteran, relentlessly pursued gathering the necessary paperwork to prove his father’s service. After years of searching, Mark located an official form at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, where his father received treatment after the war. He then enlisted the help of Crestview Memory Gardens staff to arrange his father’s long-awaited military funeral honors. The ceremony included a United States flag folding and family presentation by uniformed military personnel, followed by the military bugle playing “Taps,” which is traditionally played to accompany the lowering of the flag, as well as for memorial and burial services.
 
Private Atterson, who was laid to rest beside daughter Lydia Gail Atterson, at Crestview Memory Gardens, was survived by his wife, Ilene, daughters Kathy and Lydia, sons Lloyd, Jr., David, Mark, and Larry, a Vietnam Navy veteran, who also predeceased his father. Lloyd's brothers, PFC Benny Atterson and Sgt. Roy Atterson, who also served in the Pacific Theater during WW II, had preceded Lloyd in death at the time. He was survived by sisters Thelma and Wanda, and a younger brother Sgt. Harold Atterson, who was a Korean War Veteran. Harold passed away in 2012.
 
Lloyd’s youngest son Mark and his wife Rita; Lloyd’s grandchildren Melissa “Missy” Crouse with her husband Sean, Melinda “Mindy” Killion, both Larry’s children; as well as, Lloyd’s great grandchildren, Kelsie, Brieanne, Morgan, Austin, Michael, Kendalyn, and David, attended the September 21 st military funeral honors, which also included a pinning ceremony for veteran sons Larry and Mark. Mark accepted the military pin posthumously for his late brother Larry who passed away this past April. Also in attendance are family friends David and Jan Eagan from Franklin, Tennessee along with several local veterans.
Exclusive Offer for Charter Members of Springfield Memorial Gardens
Horse Drawn Hearse

When:
1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month at 7:00pm

Where:
West Harpeth Funeral Home
6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville 

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