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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

Mrs. Julia Henderson

Mrs. Julia P Henderson


Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon, Monday, March 30, 2015 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery. ... View full obituary

Mrs. Hattie West

Mrs. Hattie B West


Mrs. Hattie Bell West, age 91, departed this life March 24, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mrs. Doris Butler

Mrs. Doris Butler


Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon, Saturday, April 4, 2015 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Interment in Elmwood ... View full obituary

Mr. Darrly Crawford

Mr. Darrly Crawford


Funeral arrangements pending.

Mrs. Bessie Lawrence

Mrs. Bessie K Lawrence


Mrs. Bessie K. Lawrence, age 90, transitioned from her earthly home to eternal home, March 20, 2015. She was preceded ... View full obituary

Mrs. Juatella Major

Mrs. Juatella B Major


Mrs. ... View full obituary

Mr. Calvin Curtis

Mr. Calvin B Curtis


Mr. Calvin Ben Curtis, age 82, departed this life March 15, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mrs. Geraldine Ware

Mrs. Geraldine J Ware


Mrs. Geraldine Jones Ware, passed away March 15, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mr. Joe Golson

Mr. Joe O Golson


Mr. Joe Otto Golson, age 82, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away on March 10, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mr. Tyrone Jones

Mr. Tyrone Jones


Funeral service will be held 2:30 P.M., Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Smith & Gaston Southside Chapel. Interment in Zion ... View full obituary

Mr. Rhoul Hanson

Mr. Rhoul E Hanson

01/26/48 - 03/07/15

Mr. Rhoul E Hanson, ... View full obituary

Mr. William Fuller

Mr. William E Fuller


Mr. William Earl Fuller, age 78, departed this life March 4, 2015. ... View full obituary

Mrs. Friendly Moore

Mrs. Friendly O Moore


Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Elmwood Cemetery. Family Hour held Monday, March 9, ... View full obituary

Deacon Tobie Bennett, Sr.

Deacon Tobie Bennett, Sr.


Deacon Tobie Bennett, Sr., age 104, departed this life March 3, 2015. ... View full obituary

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