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.
- Large capacity chapel
- Piano/organ on site
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
Services available to support planning events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
When planning a funeral, you should feel confident in your funeral provider. The Dignity Memorial family of funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries is backed by the largest network of funeral providers in North America. We are proud to offer valuable services to families that only we can offer. Learn more about the Dignity Difference.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
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Away from home protection
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Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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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.
We honor veterans
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
Less 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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"Professionalism, compassion, empathy, attention to every detail, and laser focused for service and education to meet all your needs."
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer
"My family members/ close friends have used Cralle for many years. They are so kind, and really show true sincerity on making the process as easy on the family as possible."
Verified Cremation Customer
"THERE SHOULD BE A BETTER PRICING FOR THIS PROCESS WHEN PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS. SHOULD BE OTHER AVENUES TAKEN."
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"No complaints whatsoever. Everything was extraordinary is professionalism and compassionate service."
Verified Burial Customer
"WE DONT LIVE IN THE AREA AND WOULD NOT USE THIS FUNERAL HOME AGAIN FOR THAT REASON. VERY SATISFIED."
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer