A Message to Our Families and Visitors

Dear Families of Asheville, Hendersonville, and surrounding communities,

Groce Funeral Home & Cremation Service has served this community since 1929 and we stand ready to help you. Even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the safety and well-being of you, your family and your friends have always been of utmost importance to us. We will remain open and our experienced, caring staff will continue assisting families during this critical time.

Our heart goes out to those affected by the recent changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and we extend our appreciation to the health care community for all they are doing to protect us.

We want you to know everything we are doing to keep your safety as our top priority while still helping you support friends and family during a time of loss. Please see below for important community updates and more information regarding our locations and help planning funeral arrangements.

Community Updates as of Friday, May 25, 2020:

Even though we have made great progress as a community over the past several weeks, COVID-19 is still very present in our area. All funeral services and memorial services held in Groce Funeral Home locations will be limited to 50 people – this is the only way that we can abide by the social distance policies that we’ve been asked to follow.

Graveside services will not have gathering limits and funerals at churches will follow protocol set by that particular church. At this time, we will not be scheduling any visitations.

Our staff will be wearing masks during funerals and arrangements conferences, as well as during visits to nursing homes, hospitals and private residences.

These measures are to keep our staff healthy, but also to protect the families we are assisting and their guests. We are requiring that visitors to our buildings wear face coverings, in addition to practicing social distancing and proper hand care.

Together, we can continue to do everything possible to ensure the health and well being of our community. We appreciate you all, stay diligent and safe.

How Groce Funeral Home & Cremation Service Helps You Support Friends and Family

We have always implemented the latest technologies for the convenience of families we serve. We encourage you to support families via guest books and obituaries on our website.

Funerals are important. Recognizing loss is a human instinct and it is important to recognize that we must facilitate beginning the healing process. Please make an extra effort to support those that have lost a loved one during this unusual time. Your support is more important than ever with the added stress of these extraordinary circumstances.

Making Funeral Arrangements

If a death has occurred, or will soon, we are very sorry for your loss. If you are unable to make it to one of our locations due to travel restrictions, health concerns or any other reason, our caring staff can help you accomplish everything virtually or over the phone. Every situation can and will be accommodated to ensure the arrangements for the care of your loved one and ensure your wishes are followed.

Thank You

Losing a friend or family member is never easy—and we are very aware that these unsettling times can amplify feelings of grief and anxiety. Please know that we are here for anything else you may need to honor life, support loved ones and begin the healing process.

Groce Funeral Home & Cremation Service has served this community since 1929 and we stand ready to help you now.  The safety and well-being of you, your family, and your friends is of the utmost importance to us.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 828-252-3535.

Bill, Dale, Scott, and Trey Groce

Owners