George Roberts
B: 1930-03-11
D: 2017-06-19
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Roberts, George
Walter Hammons
B: 1921-12-01
D: 2017-06-16
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Hammons, Walter
Franklin Wood
B: 1948-03-01
D: 2017-06-16
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Wood, Franklin
Carol Word
B: 1934-08-23
D: 2017-06-15
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Word, Carol
Alyssa Hutcherson
B: 1998-08-30
D: 2017-06-14
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Hutcherson, Alyssa
Jerry Johnson
B: 1942-05-19
D: 2017-06-14
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Johnson, Jerry
Franklin McGowan
B: 1940-09-03
D: 2017-06-13
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McGowan, Franklin
Judy Conway
B: 1950-07-25
D: 2017-06-12
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Conway, Judy
Edward Derrick Jennings
B: 1971-11-24
D: 2017-06-11
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Jennings, Edward Derrick
Nancy Maher
B: 1930-11-24
D: 2017-06-11
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Maher, Nancy
Anne Ueltschi
B: 1936-08-20
D: 2017-06-10
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Ueltschi, Anne
Mary Faye Ritchie
B: 1946-11-21
D: 2017-06-08
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Ritchie, Mary Faye
Shirley Booze
B: 1934-01-01
D: 2017-06-02
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Booze, Shirley
Wayne Redding
B: 1941-10-13
D: 2017-05-31
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Redding, Wayne
Charles Hodge
B: 1959-10-20
D: 2017-05-30
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Hodge, Charles
Elizabeth Perkins
B: 1939-04-17
D: 2017-05-29
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Perkins, Elizabeth
Mary Miles
B: 1931-12-01
D: 2017-05-22
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Miles, Mary
James West
B: 1943-11-02
D: 2017-05-21
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West, James
Glenn Davis
B: 1950-10-25
D: 2017-05-18
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Davis, Glenn
Betty West
B: 1942-03-16
D: 2017-05-09
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West, Betty
Beverly Pennington
B: 1950-09-04
D: 2017-05-06
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Pennington, Beverly


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Celebrating a Life

Celebrating Life…and Love

There are many times in our lives we come together to celebrate an important moment: birthdays, graduations, marriages, anniversaries. Families celebrate the birth of a new child, which feels perfectly natural. And today, they are choosing to come together–after the passing of a loved one–in celebration, rather than in sorrow.

Harrod Brothers offers families in the Frankfort area a multitude of ways to celebrate a loved one’s life. We will work closely with your family to create a fitting celebration event in remembrance of your loved one, with the intention of living up to the request of Dr. Suess, who asked us all to turn our tears into happiness. “Don't cry because it's over,” he wrote. “Smile because it happened."

Your family will be able to choose from a wide variety of celebratory rituals, such as balloon, butterfly or dove releases, and traditional military honors for veterans. If a theme-based celebration–where the passionate interests of a loved one is honored playfully or with formality –sounds like the right choice for your family, Harrod Brothers will make it happen. Our experience, coupled with our relationships with area restaurants and reception centers, has made Harrod Brothers the right choice for many Frankfort area families who wish to celebrate the life and times of someone dear to them.

Balloon Releases

Especially suitable in the celebration of the life of a child, a balloon release is also a favorite for families wishing to celebrate someone who was simply young-at-heart. Using only latex balloons–which are 100% biodegradable–makes this both a delightful ceremonial event and an environmentally-safe way to honor the playful child within each of us. Contact us for further information.

Dove and Butterfly Releases

White doves are universally recognized as a symbol of love, peace, and purity. Butterflies symbolize transformation and faith. The release of doves or butterflies is a powerful visual symbol of faith in the natural order, and our spiritual reality; faith that all will be well as we undergo transitions in our lives. Life-affirming and elegant, such a release brings comfort and inspiration to all in attendance. Call us for addition details.


A part of human celebration throughout history, music touches us in very unique ways. Harrod Brothers knows the power of music to transform a simple gathering into a true celebration of a life well-lived. Whether you want live musical performers, or a recorded compilation of favorite songs, we’ll make music an integral part of your loved one’s celebration. Contact us to learn more.


Truly a time-honored tradition, the funeral reception is returning to the foreground of remembrance ceremony. While our partnerships with local area restaurants and event centers provide your family with remarkable reception options; our experience and attention-to-detail means greater peace-of-mind. At a time when your loss weighs heavy on your heart, it will be good to know that Harrod Brothers is taking care of everything. For more information on Receptions by Harrod Brothers, click here.

Don’t be Limited by Your Imagination

A Celebration of Life can be anything you want it to be. Yet, it can be hard to really know how you want such an event to look, and feel–often because we’ve never had the opportunity to think beyond the “traditional”. Beyond the commonplace ceremony, there are as yet undreamed of ways to celebrate the life of your loved one.

Not only can we orchestrate such a celebration, we can help you to dream. We’ll sit down with you to explore your treasured memories of your loved one–their accomplishments, personality, and their interests. Together we will find the threads with which to craft the perfect celebration: the music, the favorite foods, the ceremonial elements that speak most clearly to you of your loved one. Those things, that when combined, will serve not only to celebrate their life, but help to ease sorrow and bring healing for your guests.

If you’d like to explore the many ways we can help you celebrate the life of a loved one, call us.

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