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Arrington Funeral Directors Receives 9th Pursuit of Excellence Award

September 21, 2020



Arrington Funeral Directors and Crematory of Jackson, TN, is excited to be the recipient of a 2020 Pursuit of Excellence Award from The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). This award is presented by NFDA annually to firms that have demonstrated a commitment to raising the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to strict ethical and professional standards and providing outstanding service to families and communities.


“This has been a challenging year for funeral homes,” said NFDA Director of Public Relations Jessica Koth, who manages the Pursuit of Excellence Award program. “The Pursuit of Excellence Work Group was very impressed with the quality of this year’s entries and all that funeral homes have been able to accomplish during the pandemic. The funeral homes that NFDA is recognizing with the Pursuit of Excellence Award have truly earned it this year.”


To earn an NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award, a funeral home must demonstrate proficiency in key areas of funeral service, including compliance with state and federal regulations; staff participation in ongoing education and professional development; offering outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families; maintaining an active level of involvement in the community; active participation in and service to the funeral service profession; and promoting funeral home services through a variety of marketing, advertising and public relations programs. Participants are also required to adhere to a Pledge of Ethical Practices.


Founder and President Bob Arrington said, "Participating in the Pursuit of Excellence program of the National Funeral Directors Association helps to keep us on the cutting edge of funeral service for our community. It keeps us extremely focused in doing more than what is expected for the families we serve. We are proud to have received this award for the 9th year and being the only funeral home in West Tennessee to receive this award."


Arrington Funeral Directors is one of 141 funeral homes to receive the Pursuit of Excellence Award, out of 11,000 eligible funeral homes in the United States and 49 other countries. They are one of only two funeral homes in Tennessee to receive the award, the other being in East Tennessee.


About Arrington:

Arrington Funeral Directors has been serving the Jackson area for 25 years. They are locally owned, with employees who have roots in the Jackson and surrounding community. They built a versatile funeral home on University Parkway, installed an on-site crematory, and continue to expand the services they provide to the community. Today, Arrington Funeral Directors serves the families of Jackson and the surrounding area with a comprehensive selection of funeral services. The Arrington Difference - When Quality Matters.

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