Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our doors in 1919 we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond with kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Founded in 1919, Morris Funeral Home and Cremation Service has been serving families in the Asheville/Buncombe County area longer than any other funeral home. Family owned and operated for close to 100 years, Morris Funeral Home is under the direction of the fourth generation of Morris family members.

Our Guiding Philosophy

Our establishment is operated by a staff of highly trained, local personnel, people who make their homes in Asheville, people who are interested in this community because they live here, just as do those they serve. This special interest is reflected in the friendly, courteous attention at Morris Funeral Home, a personal interest in the welfare of neighbors and fellow citizens.

Because we at Morris Funeral Home have never been content with just "ordinary" funeral service, we have established a reputation highly regarded in Asheville - a reputation for thoughtful, dignified service under all circumstances. At Morris Funeral Home we serve just as we would like to be served.

Convenience

As a full-service company, we handle all the related details of planning ceremonies. From our facility, we can assist you in selecting cemetery property, making arrangements for burial outside the area, purchasing flowers and purchasing monuments for the cemetery.

Services, Products and Prices

We offer the greatest number of choices in our region. Our charges are clearly itemized and presented before you make any decisions. Of course, our fees usually change annually, so feel free to call for current prices.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Gus Morris Sr.

Gus Morris Sr.

Gus Morris, Sr with his great-grandson, Abram Morris
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Gus Morris Jr.

Gus Morris Jr.

Owner/Funeral Director
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Seth Morris

Seth Morris

Steven E. Hundley

Steven E. Hundley

Manager / Director of Funeral Service Operations / C.C.O. / Secretary of the NCCA
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Duane Alexander

Duane Alexander

Director of Advance Funeral Planning
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Lisa Russell Burrell

Lisa Russell Burrell

Office Administrator
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Kevin P. Mukosiej

Kevin P. Mukosiej

Funeral Director
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Plumie Hall

Plumie Hall

Housekeeping
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Our location.

Learn exactly where we are, plus how and when to arrive.