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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

Ms. Crystal Collins

Ms. Crystal Collins


Funeral service will be Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Interment in Fairview Cemetery Atmore, ... View full obituary

Mrs. Mary McCray

Mrs. Mary E McCray


Mrs. Mary E. McCray, age 89, departed this life May 24, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mr. Kenneth Hendrix

Mr. Kenneth R Hendrix


Mr. Kenneth Ray Hendrix, age 57, departed this life May 22, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mr. John Jackson, Jr.

Mr. John W Jackson, Jr.


Mr. John W. Jackson, Jr., age 69, departed May 25, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mr. Franklin Barnes

Mr. Franklin D Barnes


Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at New Beginnings United Methodist ... View full obituary

Mrs. Mary James

Mrs. Mary W James


Mrs. Mary Will James, age 90, departed this life May 21, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mr. Herman Lewis

Mr. Herman Lewis


Mr. Herman Lewis, age 64, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Herman was a graduate of Wenonah High School, Class ... View full obituary

Mrs. Helen Bean

Mrs. Helen R Bean


Mrs. Helen Rudolph Bean, age 66, departed this life May 19, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mr. Robert Threatt

Mr. Robert L Threatt


Mr. Robert Lincoln Threatt, age 85, departed May 17, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mr. Marvin Jones

Mr. Marvin Jones


Mr. Marvin Jones, age 69, departed this life May 16, 2015. ... View full obituary

Ms. Ruth Summers

Ms. Ruth H Summers


Ms. Ruth H. Summers, age 90, departed May 16, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mrs. Valaida James

Mrs. Valaida O James


Mrs. ... View full obituary

Mr. Henry Toles, Jr.

Mr. Henry L Toles, Jr.


Mr. Henry Lee Toles, Jr., age 33, departed this life May 12, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mrs. Hattie Ellis

Mrs. Hattie B Ellis


Mrs. Hattie B Ellis, age 91, departed May 11, 2015. ... View full obituary

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