Mary Benton Friend Passes National Board Exams for Embalming

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On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Mary Benton Friend passed her National Board Exams for embalming.  She is now a Licensed Embalmer.  She will go before the Kentucky Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors, in December, to become licensed in the state of Kentucky.

Fox & Friend Funeral Home
& Stanford Lions Club
Provides Grant to
Children's Organization

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Left to Right:  Lion Larry West, Kentucky Lions District C Governor; Lion Virda Hendry, Stanford Lions Club President; Lion Jan Swett, Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation President; Shelley Lakes Jennings, Funeral Service Consultant for Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions; and the Friend Family, John David & Mary Benton, owners of Fox & Friend Funeral Home, along with their daughters, Logan, Jesse & Reese Friend

(August 15, 2016)

Click on the graphic on the left to download the article. 

The Friend Family (owners):

Front Row (Left to Right):  Ella Reese Friend, Jesse Elizabeth Friend, & Logan Suzann Friend

Back Row (Left to Right):  John David Friend & Mary Benton Friend

Photo taken by: Barbara Ann's Photography


Fox & Friend Funeral Home (since 1939) in Stanford, and Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home (since 1905) in Waynesburg, have helped families to remember and honor their loved ones through the funeral process.  On August 28, 2012, we purchased the funeral homes.  We are proud to say that the funeral homes are now LOCALLY, FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED.

Our goal is to treat every family that we serve as if they were one of our own.  We offer traditional values with the most competitive pricing in the area.  We have a professional caring staff that is always ready to serve.

We are here to serve you, in ANY WAY that we can. We offer exceptional service at unbeatable pricing. Pre-arrange with us. Call (606) 365-2670 or (606) 379-2011.

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May 2016

As a continuing initiative to make Lincoln County a better place to live, we are honored to be able to sponsor a new app (for you smart phone), called Vital ICE. This app is FREE to download and use, and has many capabilities to assist in a medical emergency. To learn more about this app, please view a short video at!vitalice/cee5.

Also, if you would like John David to present to your local organization, feel free to contact him, any time, at ...(859) 583-7682.

We hope that you enjoy this app as we strive to make Lincoln County a better place to live.

John David & Mary Benton Friend and Staff

When my dad pass away July 3,2016 they came to house to pick up my dad. They really took care of him when he was in their care. They are the most friendly people I never met. John's wife-she is a nice lady in the world. John is the most fun man on earth. Janet is the most caring woman to talk to. Kerry is a nice guy to chat with. They are my family friends.

Michelle willis



Stanford, Kentucky

Fox & Friend Funeral Home
312 West Main Street
| Stanford, KY 40484
Tel: 606-365-2670

Fax:  606-365-9624


Waynesburg, Kentucky

Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home
545 KY Hwy 328 West
PO Box 67

| Waynesburg, KY 40489
Tel: 606-379-2011 or

Fax:  606-379-2013

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Congratulations to Jenny Demrow Maloy, who has met all qualifications by the Kentucky Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors to become a Level II Apprentice Funeral Director!
(as of 11/4/2015)

site imageCongratulations to Janet Jacobs, who has met all qualifications by the Kentucky Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors to become a Level II Apprentice Funeral Director!
(as of 7/21/2015)


"Best in the Business Award - Funeral Home"

October 2014

We would like to thank all those that voted in support of us for this award.  We are honored to care for the families of Lincoln County, and love what God has called us to do.  We look forward to serving you for

John David & Mary Benton Friend

Barnett, Demrow and Fox Funeral Homes
Gives Grant to Children's Center

January 23, 2013 - Barnett, Demrow and Fox Funeral Homes presenting a $1,000 grant to the Wilderness Trace Child Development Center in Danville. The center serves children in Lincoln and Boyle Counties. The grant is sponsored by The York Children's Foundation from Matthews International Casket Division. The funeral homes nominated the center for the grant in October 2012.

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