Stanton, KY__Davis & Davis Funeral Home has opened in Stanton, Kentucky, carrying on the tradition of Wells Funeral Homes, a 50-year-old institution in the community. Wells Funeral Homes had been owned by Megan Davis’s grandparents, Virginia and Carl Wells, Sr.
David Davis and Megan, licensed funeral directors, had worked in the family business for many years and are proud to continue their dedication as Davis & Davis.
Understandably, when the younger generation acquired the company, the existing structure needed upgrading, both from an architectural standpoint and the need for a twenty-first century preparation room. They turned to Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd. whose Premier Source plan enabled them to improve their facility on both levels while coordinating with their local architect.
The renovation resulted in a 10,000 square-foot structure that includes two spacious chapels, a sizable kitchen for the convenience of families, and a large covered carport. Going further, an 800-square-foot addition was constructed to house the new mortuary arts area. Here, DST designed and supplied equipment for the new prep room, dressing room, employee toilet and shower and changing area. Additional improvements include a mechanical closet complete with washer/dryer, a private office for the owners, and a load-in hallway that can be utilized for overflow cot storage and case staging.
“We love everything about the preparation room,” says Mr. Davis. “The ease of how everything works, from the aspirator to the foot controls on the sinks, and the PrepAir ventilating system have given us a state-of-the art facility.”
With deep roots in their community, Davis & Davis continue to serve families in Powell county and surrounding areas in Kentucky.