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Serving Alabama for Almost A Century

Since 1923, the community of Birmingham, Alabama has trusted Smith & Gaston Funeral Services, Inc. in their time of need. We value our reputation for providing the highest quality funeral services, with the personal attention and professionalism to help your family through this difficult time.

The staff at Smith and Gaston Funeral Home is committed to providing dignified, respectful and compassionate assistance to every family. Recognizing that each family is unique, our staff provides personalized assistance to create a meaningful service that honors the life and memory of your loved one.

We are a full service funeral home with a focus on traditional service offerings, including:

• Traditional funerals
• Memorial services
• Graveside ceremonies
• Military services
• Basic and full service cremation options
• Collaboration with other funeral homes
• Grief support
• Preplanning

Paul G. Gardner
, Funeral Director & Embalmer  


Eric A. Gardner, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Vice President

Smith & Gaston Funeral Services, Inc.
102 - 6th Avenue SW
Birmingham, Alabama 35211
205-322-4868 - fax

Mr. Cleo Clark, Jr.

Mr. Cleo Clark, Jr.


Family Hour will be held Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Smith & Gaston Southside Chapel from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. ... View full obituary

Mr. John Hall

Mr. John Hall


Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon on Monday, July 6, 2015 at New Saint James Baptist Church. Interment in ... View full obituary

Mr. Darryl Hall, Jr.

Mr. Darryl Hall, Jr.


Family hour will be held Monday, July 6, 2015 at Smith & Gaston Southside Chapel from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. ... View full obituary

Mr. Warner Walker, Sr.

Mr. Warner B Walker, Sr.

10/09/30 - 06/26/15

Mr. Warner Baxter Walker, Sr., was born on October 9, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Samuel and Sallie ... View full obituary

Mrs. Jannie Chaney

Mrs. Jannie W Chaney

10/21/25 - 06/24/15

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Galilee Baptist Church, 1231 - 24th Street ... View full obituary

Mrs. Janie Jeter

Mrs. Janie B Jeter

04/22/32 - 06/24/15

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 3, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Zion Travelers Primitive Baptist Church with burial ... View full obituary

Mrs. Sadie (Bit) Watts

Mrs. Sadie (Bit) R Watts

02/08/32 - 06/23/15

Mrs. Sadie (BIT) Richardson Watts born on February 8, 1932, made her transition on Monday, June 23, 2015, at Fairhaven ... View full obituary

Deacon Howard Brown

Deacon Howard L Brown


He was a graduate of Hooper City High School and retired from ACIPCO after thirty-four years of service. He was ... View full obituary

Mr. Edward Speights

Mr. Edward Speights


Mr. Edward Speights viewing will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 P.M. at Smith & ... View full obituary

Mr. Cedric Bailey

Mr. Cedric W Bailey


Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015 ... View full obituary

Mr. Booker Washington

Mr. Booker T Washington


Mr. Booker T. Washington, age 86, of Birmingham, died June 13, 2015. He retired form Alabama Power. Funeral will be ... View full obituary

Mr. Lindbergh Farris

Mr. Lindbergh Farris


Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Saint Mark C.M.E. Church. Interment in Frisco Memorial ... View full obituary

Mr. Robert Dickerson

Mr. Robert Dickerson

06/24/25 - 06/11/15

Robert L. (Coach Dick) Dickerson was born June 24, 1925, in Jasper, Alabama to the late Rev. George and Julia ... View full obituary

Ms. Theresa Foster

Ms. Theresa W Foster


Ms. Theresa W. Foster family Hour will be held at Smith & Gaston Southside Chapel on Friday, June 19, 2015 ... View full obituary

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