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Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home and Lynnhurst Cemetery provide compassionate care to families in the area of Knoxville, Tennessee. Working together, the Fountain City funeral home and cemetery allow you to take care of all your funeral, cremation and burial needs.
The Berry family and their funeral homes and affiliated cemeteries have been serving the Knoxville community since 1928. The tradition of honest, caring, professional service has been passed down through four generations of the Berry family. For more than 85 years, our commitment to Knoxville families has remained unchanged while we have responded to the changing needs of our community.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Beautiful views
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
- Piano/Organ on site
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Onsite cemetery
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Arrangements by phone and email
complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Incense burning
- Ritual washing
- Kosher catering
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Option for mail delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
We want you to feel confident planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one. Here are some of the unique benefits we offer to help relieve your family of emotional and financial burdens.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
100% Dignity Service Guarantee
Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home and Lynnhurst Cemetery sit adjacent to one another, which makes it convenient for you to make all the memorial arrangements with our professional funeral home and cemetery teams.
Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home has attractive Colonial architecture and elegant antique reproductions. The funeral home was designed for access and convenience. The spacious lobby has a gorgeous marble fireplace—a comfortable place to gather with family and friends. Staterooms can be customized to suit any type of gathering. There's also a large family lounge nearby.
The formal chapel has wooden pews and ornate chandeliers. It seats 225 people, featuring modern audio-visual equipment and a large screen for showing multimedia tributes.
When you lose a loved one, you want a partner who understands how to celebrate that person’s life in a way that honors his or her individuality. All of Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home's services are designed to not only assist families through a challenging time, but also culminate in a funeral or memorial service that deeply reflects the life lived.
We can find inspiration anywhere. One of our dedicated funeral directors can take a favorite song, a beloved hobby, a trademark style or a cherished collection and then use that inspiration to inform a service filled with thoughtful details. A celebration could include a loved one’s passion for river rafting, gardening, country music and more. In other words, Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home is committed to creating the most meaningful tribute possible in whatever unique form is right for you.
Here for you
Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home and Lynnhurst Cemetery are located 7 miles from downtown Knoxville in the Fountain City Community. We're also 20 miles from the Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport. We are here for you when you need us. Call us anytime day or night, whether you need immediate assistance or want more information about planning a funeral ahead of time.
The expansive 130-acre Lynnhurst Cemetery provides families with a peaceful place to memorialize loved ones.
Captivating natural beauty
Throughout Lynnhurst Cemetery there are large oak, hemlock, dogwood and redbud trees that provide shade during hot Tennessee summers. The many manicured gardens provide quiet spots for reflection. Spring brings lush green lawns. Vibrant limelight hydrangeas emerge during the summer. In fall, shades of orange, red and gold erupt in the mountain ridge behind the cemetery.
Burial options to suit all needs
The cemetery property offers in-ground burial and above-ground entombment. Located a short walk from the funeral home, you will find our mausoleum complex, which includes cremation niches, cremation benches, and also private and semiprivate estates. A tiered fountain, located inside the mausoleum’s Court of Peace, creates a tranquil sound. It’s a lovely place to remember a life.
Come visit us
Though photos convey a lot, we invite you to come see Lynnhurst Cemetery for yourself. You are welcome to visit the cemetery anytime or call us to schedule a guided tour.
The Adair Oak
A large white oak is estimated to have been growing at Lynnhurst Cemetery since 1777. Called the Adair Oak, the tree takes its name from John Adair, one of Fountain City’s founders. He was instrumental at the Battle of King’s Mountain during the Revolutionary War and among the first permanent settlers of Knox County. He was also a delegate to the constitutional convention that founded the State of Tennessee in 1796.
In recognition of his dedication to the patriot cause, in 1788, North Carolina granted John 640 acres in what is now Knox County. Our great white oak marked the southeastern edge of that land. John's burial site is located under the mighty oak's canopy and is marked with an upright marker that bears his name and military service during the Revolutionary War.
The University of Tennessee's Tree Improvement Program has planted acorns from the Adair Oak at its Flint River Nursery in Georgia. The seedlings are part of research conducted by the program. Adair white oak trees from the program may someday be available to be planted on other sites at Lynnhurst Cemetery and throughout the Knoxville area.
We honor veterans
At Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home and Lynnhurst Cemetery, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Two Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff 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.
We also participate in the Dignity Memorial® Homeless Veterans Burial Program. The Homeless Veterans Burial Program was founded in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, local medical examiners, coroners, veterans advocates and veterans organizations on the belief that every veteran deserves a dignified and honorable burial. Through the program, homeless and indigent veterans who have no family to claim them are identified and provided with proper military burials.
We care about Knoxville
The commitment of Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home and Lynnhurst Cemetery to the families we serve and the community as a whole doesn’t end with a funeral service. We welcome everyone to the many annual events we host throughout the year.
The Veterans Day service in November honors those who have bravely served our country. In December, we host a non-denominational night of remembrance with sweet treats, seasonal music and a candle lighting ceremony. We know that the holidays can be tough for families who have lost loved ones, which is why we invite those we've served to join us as we celebrate life and gain a sense of friendship and healing.
In addition, our team members support the Knox County community by serving on various community boards and volunteering with local organizations.
Our tradition of honest and caring professional service has been passed down through four generations of the Berry family. The Berry name has been synonymous with traditional funeral service in Knoxville since 1928, when Ralph L. Berry opened the Ralph L. Berry Funeral Home in the old South Knoxville Baptist Church on Sevier Avenue.
Growth and expansion
Many years later, Fred Berry decided to expand into other areas of Knoxville. In 1992, Berry Funeral Home and Lynnhurst Cemetery joined together and a year later, construction began on Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home on the grounds of Lynnhurst Cemetery. The chapel was dedicated on September 11, 1994 in honor of G. Edward Berry.
Founded in 1922, Lynnhurst Cemetery originally was named Resthaven Cemetery.
Today, Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home and Lynnhurst Cemetery are both members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.
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