About

In 1911, Moses Bernstein founded what would become among the largest and most respected funeral service providers in Athens, Georgia. Today, the greater Athens community—from Comer to Winder—relies on Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services for compassionate care when it counts the most.

Cremations and customized funerals in Athens, Georgia

Arrangement Office at Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation ServicesOur dedicated funeral directors create memorial services that truly speak to life's journey. We have a range of choices for ceremony styles to fit your unique wants and needs. Timeless religious ceremonies and upbeat contemporary life celebrations are just 2 of our areas of expertise. All of our funeral options can be tailored to each individual, creating a unique service that all who attend will remember.

For those who wish to be cremated, we'll help arrange everything for a cremation. You have options when it comes to memorial services, whether it be beforehand or afterwards. If you have any questions, simply ask our team and we'll walk you through the entire process.

Spacious chapel and visitation rooms

Visitation Room at Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation ServicesSensible and simple or lavish and extravagant, imagination is the limit for our team. Our serene chapel (with seating for up to 300 guests), spacious visitation rooms and comfortable lounge area help provide comfortable accommodations for family and friends. Our space is adaptable to ceremonies of almost any size.

To better serve families, Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services is affiliated with Evergreen Memorial Park. Their memorial park features cremation niches, community and private mausoleums, ground burial spaces and family estates. We can help you coordinate with the cemetery team at Evergreen Memorial Park if you so choose. Please know we respect any final resting choice you ultimately choose, and we're happy to work with any other cemetery you desire. 

We honor veterans

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our funeral home has a staff who is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Additionally, through Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, we assist veterans with trips to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice.

Your trusted funeral provider

Over a century after our founding, we are now part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. By choosing Bernstein, families receive compassionate care from neighbors who live and work in the Athens area, coupled with value from the largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers in North America.

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We understand losing a loved one is an emotional experience. We are committed to helping families with compassionate, professional and personal service. Please contact Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services with any immediate assistance you might need or if you'd like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Quality of service was good"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial Customer

September 2021

"I found Bernstein's to be very compassionate and helpful. My budget was limited but the service I received was not. I highly recommend them."

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August 2021

"Learned that many times death certificates in the original form are not required. A copy is made and you keep the original."

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August 2021

"The genuine care and kindness of Cliff and John made the experience calm and smooth. The beautiful display of the body was something I hadn't expected. It was impressive and very touching. Our family thanks Bernstein's for the attention to all details."

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August 2021

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