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At Arch L. Heady and Son-Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we have served families in Louisville, Kentucky, since 1931. Conveniently located in the historic Frankfort Avenue corridor, our beautiful funeral home facility was constructed in 1904 originally as a private residence. This Louisville funeral home now has a large chapel, visitation rooms and a lounge. Thanks to our modern amenities and services, rich heritage and caring team members, we stand ready to serve the Louisville community with the utmost respect, dignity and compassion.

Personalized funeral service

Every person’s life has a story. Let us help you tell it. At Arch L. Heady and Son-Cralle, we are skilled at creating meaningful and memorable tributes to loved ones. Whether you prefer a simple ceremony with treasured photographs and mementos or an elaborate catered event with a customized menu, there are thousands of ways to celebrate a life. The possibilities are truly endless.

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At Arch L. Heady and Son-Cralle Funeral Home, 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.

Our promise to you

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Arch L. Heady and Son-Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, you'll receive the wonderful compassionate care you've come to expect from a locally operated Louisville establishment. You'll also receive the amenities and value you deserve from North America’s largest and most trusted network of funeral and cemetery providers.

You're welcome to visit us

Front exterior at Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation ServicesLess than 5 miles outside of downtown Louisville, Arch L. Heady and Son-Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services is easily accessible by public transportation or car. We are located in the Crescent Hill neighborhood along the famed Frankfort Avenue corridor. We invite you to stop by to meet our friendly associates and tour our funeral home facility. Please give us a call if you would like to learn more about our funeral and cremation services.


Located in the historic Frankfort Avenue corridor at 2428 Frankfort Avenue, Arch L. Heady and Son-Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been serving the Louisville community since 1932. Our funeral home was originally established by Herbert C. Cralle Sr., and the Herbert C. Cralle Funeral Home held its first service on May 31, 1931. Prior to becoming a funeral facility, a portion of the building was actually a residence originally constructed by the Newton Combs Shouse family in 1904.

The funeral business grows and expands

In 1984 Arch L. Heady purchased the business and the funeral home was remodeled, which included the addition of a larger chapel, visiting rooms and a lounge.

Honoring our legacy

With more than 80 years of service, our team members strive to uphold the legacy set forth by our founders. At Arch L. Heady and Son-Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we are committed to serving the Louisville community for many generations to come.

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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.

"Other funeral homes felt like salesmen trying to sell goods. This funeral home followed all of my dad's wishes."

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November 2020

"Brad and associates could not have done more to ensure that our experience was flawless. He suggested a wonderful celebrant, provided a beautiful urn for the service, made sure we had plenty of tables to display our pictures, even stored our boxes that we used for transport and then returned them after the service. They were genuinely concerned about making sure that all of our needs were met. From the first time we met with Brad until we left the premises, we really didn't need think of anything. That was wonderful since we certainly were not thinking very clearly. The whole process was seamless. We can't thank them enough."

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November 2020

"I was walked through every detail. All questions were answered patiently. Greg took care of issues efficiently"

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September 2020

"Due to current circumstances, this was a particularly difficult time to lose a loved one. Our experience was absolutely as positive as it could have been given the situation due to the kindness and expertise of the staff at Heady-Cralle Funeral Home."

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April 2020

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