Chambers and James

2015 National Funeral Directors Pursuit of Excellence

We received National Recognition for Innovative Programming and Outstanding Community Outreach.  We were awarded the 2015 Pursuit of Excellence Award out of only 155 funeral home firms from around the world and the only tri-state funeral home to receive this prestigious recognition.  This places us among an elite group of funeral service providers.  The Pursuit of Excellence Award was presented to us for raising the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards and providing unsurpassed service to families and our community.  

"Chambers and James' voluntary participation in the Pursuit of Excellence Award program reflects a clear determination to exceed the expectations of those they serve, " said NFDA Chief Executive Officer Christine Pepper, CAE.  "This prestigious recogntion assures families of the high-quality, compassionate service they will receive the moment they walk through the funeral homes' front door."

"I am honored to be selected for this award for my community. I am also extremely honored to be the only West Virginia funeral home to receive the award.   I feel that we have represented our state and community well."  Eric Fithyan, Rememberance Planner, continues; "My staff and I have dedicated ourselves to the community through these businesses to be community advocates for funeral service, to be on leadership positions in community groups, and to give unending service to our veterans.  Thank you to NFDA, our national organization, for recognizing our hardwork.

Our services to our communities began in 1916, with four generations of local families, to service with care and commitment to the Ohio Valley.  At Chambers and James Funeral Homes, we have a tradition of providing professional service when our friends and neighbors are experiencing difficult times. Our caring staff is committed to provide guidance and support every step of the way—through pre-planning, burial and grief support. We know the people in our communities and the people know us. We are truly concerned about your well-being.

Our two funeral homes were converted from large private family homes. Our facilities offer a relaxing home-like atmosphere with spacious seating and viewing areas.

Each funeral is an opportunity to honor, remember, and celebrate the life of a unique individual. There are many ways to personalize a funeral. We are experienced in developing personalized services. When the funeral is over, our service to you does not end. We can assist in family matters such as veterans benefits, social security, and insurance claims.

We are the exclusive provider for Veterans & Family Memorial Care, Veterans Burial and Cremation Society, and Christian Burial and Cremation Society. Through these programs, we offer Veterans, Christians and their families special considerations in funeral planning.

We encourage you to continue to browse the numerous services that we offer for Traditional Burial, Celebration of Life Cremations, Veteran’s Cremations, Pet Services including Burial & Cremation, Pre-arranged Burial and Cremation Services, Monuments, Pre-arrangement Transfers and information available about Grief Support.

We can transfer pre-arrangements from other funeral homes to our family-owned Chambers Funeral Home or James Funeral Home. All you have to do is see us in action at a service or have a friend choose us to see the difference. At no additional cost to you and no confrontation with the other funeral home, you can stop by or call for assistance and we take care of it from there. Your peace of mind and satisfaction is guaranteed.

We are always here to answer any questions, concerns or comments you have about the services that we provide.

Our staff and facilities are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone or by e-mail. Please feel free to contact us. Our phone numbers are 304-737-3551 and 304- 527-1717 or email at [email protected]

With Warmest Regards,

Eric L. Fithyan, BS, Celebrant
Funeral Director , L.I.C.

We are a member of the following associations:

VFMC Christian Burial Society Veterans Burial Society Veterans Cremation Society Christian Cremation Society NFDA West Virginia Funeral Directors Association
Veterans and Family Memorial Care Christian Burial Society Veterans Burial Services Veterans Cremation Society Christian Cremation Society National Funeral Directors Association West Virginia Funeral Directors Association

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