Our Story

Serving Families Since 1913

Our family tradition of caring can be traced back to 1913, when our funeral home opened its doors – but this legacy of compassion extends far beyond a century. In the early 1900s, when our founder, Thomas McAfee, fell ill, his doctors in Atlanta advised that a move to mountainous Greenville would aid in his recovery. They were correct. When Thomas’ health was restored, he opened our first location on South Main Street, after seeing a need for a funeral home in the area that would serve families from all walks of life.

Thomas was a man with great determination and great dreams. He envisioned a growing community and managed his funeral home accordingly, to serve the increasing needs of the people. This was still the days of the horse-drawn hearse, yet within two years Thomas brought the first motor ambulance to Greenville, a Winton Six.

Thanks to Thomas’ purpose and ideals – and because of his dedication to trustworthiness and personal service – the funeral home flourished.

After his death in 1943, Thomas McAfee’s son, Thomas Jr., became president and remained active until his death in 1993. At that time, Thomas McAfee III carried on the legacy of his father and grandfather before him. Today, great-grandsons Thomas McAfee IV and John McAfee, along with their sons, Thomas McAfee V and Jay McAfee, oversee the daily operations of the firm, as the fourth and fifth generations to serve Greenville.

The McAfee family and our many loyal, long-term associates are proud of our heritage and the role we have been able to play in the progress of Greenville. We continue to work together to give every family – regardless of their means – the most professional and compassionate service possible.