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We’re committed to helping you in every way

At a time of great sadness it can be hard to think straight; never mind make lots of decisions about the funeral service.

But you can call us any time, day or night, and we’ll guide you through every step of what needs to happen. We have a long history of helping families deal with the practical arrangements that go towards making your loved one’s service unique to them.

And our commitment to you doesn’t end on the day of the funeral. Grief affects us all differently and at different times. That’s why we’re still here for you after the event, to help and advise as you continue to deal with your loss.

Planning ahead

It might sound strange but it’s a really good idea to plan your funeral in advance. If it’s all planned and paid for in advance (at today’s prices) it’s a tremendous relief for your loved ones when the time comes. You’ll have spared them the stress of deciding how to arrange your funeral and how to pay for it. Come in and we’ll talk you through the details.

Meet the team

Malcolm Green –  Manager

Before he became part of our team, Malcolm used to work as a freelance musician and teacher. He has the National Association of Funeral Directors Foundation Certificate in Funeral Directing and is studying for the Diploma. In his spare time, Malcolm enjoys amateur drama and plays in small orchestras and pit bands.

Derek Trotter – Funeral Director

Derek joined us in 2012. He has extensive experience in funeral arranging and has previously worked as a carer for adults with learning difficulties. He’s a keen stock car racer and owns a share in a racehorse.

As members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, James Smith Funeral Directors are bound by their Code of Practice.