TORONTO, ON/ACCESSWIRE/ November 15, 2021 - Park Lawn Corporation (TSX: PLC) (“PLC”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Life & Legacy Cremation Center and Smith Event Centers, as well as Grandview Cemetery and Cremation by Grandview (collectively the “Smith” businesses), comprised of one funeral home, one combination funeral home and cemetery property and five event centers in Maryville, Tennessee.
“For nearly 60 years, the Smith businesses have set out to honor the life and legacy of each and every family we serve through meaningful experiences. We are dedicated to professional excellence and are excited to join an organization that shares these same core values and commitment to the families in our community,” said Dr. Lynn Gibson on behalf of himself and the other owners of the Smith businesses, Lisa Gibson, Jason Chambers and Justin Chambers.
“The Smith businesses are nationally renowned, dynamic and innovative businesses and their addition to our family firmly establishes PLC’s presence in Eastern Tennessee. We look forward to continuing and building onto the esteemed reputation of the Smith businesses with the Chambers and Gibson families,” said J. Bradley Green, Chief Executive Officer of PLC.
About Park Lawn Corporation:
PLC provides goods and services associated with the disposition and memorialization of human remains. Products and services are sold on a pre-planned basis (pre-need) or at the time of a death (at-need). PLC and its subsidiaries own and operate businesses including cemeteries, crematoria, funeral homes, chapels, planning offices and a transfer service. PLC operates in three Canadian provinces and fifteen U.S. states.
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