About

At Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes, we have provided funeral and cremation services to the greater Lexington County, South Carolina community since 1966. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home–Lexington Chapel is located on North Lake Drive in the town of Lexington. With our high level of service and experienced team members, we aim to serve any family who walks through our doors, no matter their religion or culture.

Communities served

  • Cayce
  • Chapin
  • Columbia
  • Gaston
  • Gilbert
  • Lexington
  • Pelion
  • West Columbia

We celebrate life

Each person’s life is unique and deserves to be celebrated as such. At Caughman-Harman Funeral Home–Lexington Chapel, we are passionate about creating one-of-a-kind tributes that celebrate a loved one’s special qualities. From photographs and mementos to music and food, there are hundreds of ways to celebrate your loved one’s life.

Whether you have an immediate need or are making arrangements in advance, our team members will try to go above and beyond to create a funeral or memorial service that exceeds your expectations.

A funeral home that’s both historic and modern

Water feature at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home - Lexington ChapelOur beautiful colonial-style funeral home facility was built in 1850. The pre-Civil War structure has historic significance in Lexington as it was known as the John Meetze House and was almost burned down by Union soldiers. While our funeral home has quite a storied history, it has all the modern amenities that today’s families require. To better serve the Lexington community, an addition was designed by Drafts/Jumper Architects to blend with and complement the original structure. The addition boasts a 1,700-square foot space that serves as a combination chapel/reposing room, offices and a restroom. Our facility also has a reception room for catered events and a gorgeous atrium with a flowing fountain, live plants and benches to allow families to sit and reflect.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes had the first crematory in South Carolina and it is one of the only crematories in the Midlands certified by the Cremation Association of America (CANA).

Cremation services

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We operate a private, on-site crematory and work with trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

Read more about our cremation services.

Trusted provider

We are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Caughman Harman Funeral Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a Lexington-operated establishment but also the value you deserve from North America’s largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

Please give us a call. We are here to serve you.

History

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home was founded in 1966 when Steve Caughman, owner of Sale Funeral Home and Harry O. Harman, owner of Harman Funeral Home, merged their funeral home businesses.

Historic pre-Civil War era funeral home

Front exterior at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home - Lexington ChapelBefore it was a funeral home, Caughman-Harman Funeral Home–Lexington Chapel's building was a home. Built in 1850, it was known as the John Meetze House.

For more than 50 years, Caughman-Harman Funeral Home–Lexington Chapel has served families in the Midlands area and stands ready to serve future generations.

Learn about our founders

Steve Caughman graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1960. He was employed by Harold R. Sale at the Sale Funeral Home prior to his purchasing the business. He served as president of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association in 1983 and served as a Deputy Coroner for Lexington County. Steve’s sons, Stephen Todd Caughman and Brent Hampton Caughman, entered the family business and today, they serve as managers of the funeral home.

Harry O. Harman graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1959 and opened Harman Funeral Home in 1961. He served as president of the South Carolina State Board of Funeral Service from 1968 to 1970 and then served as president of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association from 1973 to 1974. Harry served as Lexington County Coroner from 1977 until his passing on April 18, 2014.

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Ratings & Reviews

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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.

"Everyone at Caughman Harmon Funeral Home treated my family with compassion, support, and understanding. Top notch service by everyone."

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August 2022

"I was very pleased with the funeral director Matt. He did a great job and made sure everything we needed was provided and all our concerns were addressed and dealt with. I didn't rate the appearance of dad's body a 10 because I've never seen anyone in death look perfect. My dad was 92 years old and had been through a lot of sickness in the year

before he passed. Considering all that, the funeral home did a great job in preparing my dad's body for his service."

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August 2022

"I would like for Other families know that they are in good hands with Todd and is very professional and is really concerned about your needs"

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August 2022

"The cost was far less then we anticipated. The staff was above and beyond friendly and professional. I was very pleased with how there was no pressure to do anything beyond what we wanted as well as the honestly displayed by Craig."

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