Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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Our family is divided when it comes to funeral home preferences. Mom's family has always used The McDougald Funeral Home, since 1954. My dad's family has used another funeral home, since 1973. My mom and two brothers have both died leaving dad and me only. When my dad recently became sick and moved to Hospice, I knew in my heart that I could not possibly take him anywhere except The McDougald Funeral Home. My dad was treated like royalty. His grandchildren, brother and extended family was recognized by many of the employees with condolences, hugs and sincere concern. Our entire experience was priceless. He was an Army war veteran. We were not sure the military could participate in his service due to timing and COVID concerns. However, Jay Hodge our director, made it happen. How thrilling for my dad's grandchildren to experience military rites. Nothing was missed. Down to placement of the American Flag to the programs, my dad was given a funeral that made us all proud. Many thanks to all of the staff, especially Jay, Juanita, Carol, Jeff, Dennis, Cory, Max, Doug and Jess. Job well done. You made an unbearable horrible time memorable, but more than anything you gave us peace.

Lindsey Lingefelt

September 09, 2023

For my wife's funeral McDougald provided top notch, considerate services and consulting before during and after the funeral.Their Forest Lawn Memorial; Park is a very elegant location for your finally resting place in this life.

Joseph T Brown

July 13, 2023

Just wanted to say how welcome my brother and I felt today making arrangements for our mothers services. It was a pleasure to old time Anderson born and bread Mcdougalds men there to ensure our needs were meet. Thanking You Andy & Ron McClellan

Andy and Ron McClellan

April 05, 2022

My beloved husband past away in early September. His wish was to be cremated. Our children and I wanted to celebrate the wonderful person he was. When we told Todd this, he suggested the use of the "McDougald's Family Center" We had some of his guitars, video games and family pictures on display. Todd put together an awesome video with the pictures our daughter put together and the music I wanted. He took care of the catering and flowers. It was the experience we wanted/needed to remember Michael with our family and friends. Also Juanita took total care of filing our insurances. We were also told about a local company who makes bears out of Michael's shirts as a special remembrance for our grand-daughters.

Nancy Ayers

September 29, 2020

Mr. Wendall was a godsend when my mom ELIZABETH TORRES passed this july we had a very small window in which to work with as many family members were from multiple states. Mr. Wendall and your staff especially the lady who made my mom look beautiful, were so impressive. it takes a special team of people to do what i saw done I highly reccomend your services to anyone when the time comes. Thank You SERGE R. ROMERO DISABLED U.S.Navy AmVet South Bend Indiana

Serge r Romero

December 26, 2019

Eddie made me and My Family feel welcome there. Eddie deserves a Raise!

Carson B-W.

December 15, 2019

Your place is beautiful! Bright and not dreary, uplifting! Makes you feel joyful during our reflection of life after death.


November 26, 2019

Thank you Mr Buchanan, Juanita Thomas and your staff for the kindness shown to us during the loss of my sister, Essie Madden, We will miss her, but we know she is in a better place, Thanks again for your kindness.

Johnnye King and David King

May 07, 2018

Thank you so much for all of your help with mother's funeral. I know she was pleased! Everyone was so professional. Dan Buchanan was especially sensitive to the family needs. He made the situation much more tolerable for each family member.

Andrew H.

March 20, 2014

My family and I want to thank all of the McDougald's for making everything so easy for us. You always take care of every detail and leave us with no worries. We also want to thank Jay Hodge too, for all he did for us. He is a perfect member of your perfect family.

Alice J.

March 20, 2014

Eddie and Patricia Kerr are such wonderful people and I really appreciate what they have done our family over the years. Mr. McDougald is very fortunate to have folks like the Kerr's.

Ella G.

March 20, 2014

I want to thank you for the caring and professional service you provided to our family. Everyone was gracious and Chuck Hinton carried out our every request while handling all details smoothly. We were free to think of what would honor my husband in the best way because of his capable attention. We particularly appreciate you being able to schedule the service at the time we requested since the minister had planned to be out of town the rest of the week. Because of Kristopher Smith's unique talents, my grandchildren were able to see their grandfather, who they loved deeply, one last time. That truly touched my heart. You obviously put a lot of time and effort in choosing the "perfect" staff and an outstanding staff who provide peace of mind are the best testimony of your integrity and personal regard.

Constance M.

March 20, 2014

Thank you for all your help, you and your staff are a treasure to everyone.

Priscilla M.

March 20, 2014

Thank you for what all you did for our father. You all did such a wonderful job in helping make our time of sorrow a little easier. Thank you so very much, you all went above and beyond.

Peggy K.

March 20, 2014

Thank you for the kind way in which you handled the arrangements for our Aunt. Your staff was so helpful in setting up pictures, the quilt and the flowers. The attention to detail in preparation for the service was greatly appreciated. I know she did not want an open casket, yet, you did an amazing job in capturing her essence. She looked so like herself that I was drawn back to memories of her before her husband passed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us a wonderful lasting memory.

Sheila C.

March 20, 2014

I just want to say that the service for my brother was so sweet and nice. He would have smiled & said thank you for your service, a job well done.

Virginia L.

March 20, 2014

Your caring and concern have made this difficult experience bearable. Your professionalism and expertise eased this process for me and my family. Most of all, your compassion enveloped us with warmth and comfort and we thank you.

Mary M.

March 20, 2014

We were so pleased with all your services, our dad was a very special person to us. We will miss him, but his memory will live on in our hearts forever.

John M.

March 20, 2014

On behalf of the South Carolina M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery, the South Carolina Office of Veterans Affairs, and the Governor, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for the sound system, operators and fans that you provided at our 5th Annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 27, 2013. Not only did your employees set up the equipment in strategic locations but they also grabbed our programs for the event and handled them out to attendees as they arrived! There are simply no words to express our appreciation at your willingness to help us serve our veterans and families. It is always a genuine pleasure to work with your efficient team members at all levels and rest assured they always do the name of "The McDougald Funeral Home" proud. Thank you so very much for helping us make this year's program the best ever. Jeff Fultz Superintendent - M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery

M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery

March 20, 2014

Words cannot express how much we appreciate everything that your staff did for us to honor our father's wishes. The kind of genuine concern, compassion and service that you all provide is rare these days but very much appreciated. My father was a very simple but wonderful person, friend to many, hard worker, Godly man and we wanted to make sure that everyone remembered him that way. Chuck just seemed to go above and beyond for us as well as Kristopher. It meant so much for me just to be able to see my Dad one more time and they made that possible.

Laura T.

March 20, 2014

I am writing this to let you know how much we have appreciated Chuck Hinton's help. On behalf of our entire family, I want to express our gratitude for Chuck's kindness and skill in handling the arrangements for my wife's service. He brought such comfort to the family in a wide range of ways too difficult to count, but easy to appreciate. He has a very special way to make people feel cared for and supported. His suggestions and organization helped to make the entire process bearable. The atmosphere and comfort level at the funeral home was perfect and the reassuring environment make us all at ease during this difficult time. Every staff member we came in contact with was so friendly and supportive. Thank you so much!

Rick C.

March 20, 2014

We would like to thank you for your support during our time of great loss. May God bless you for your friendship.

Mike W.

March 20, 2014

Thank you so much for helping us with our sweet Mom's funeral service. Dan Buchanan made it so much easier for us with his caring & thoughtfulness. We couldn't have changed a thing!

Jane S.

March 20, 2014

Thank you for your patience and kindness. I appreciate all your effort and diligence in preparing the out of town service. Everything was handled so beautifully

Carolyn H.

March 20, 2014

I cannot begin to express my gratitude to you for your comfort and many kindnesses during the passing of my precious and beloved wife. My God pour his richest blessings upon you.

Jack H.

March 20, 2014

You provided our family excellent service during the recent passing of my husband. The added touch of the football and basketball emblems to the casket vault cover would please my husband so much and brought me a smile and fond memories of a healthy and happy man who loved coaching. Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness at this most difficult time in the loves of our family.

Suzanne M.

March 20, 2014

Our family wanted to be sure to thank you and the entire staff for your understanding, patience and professionalism during the death of our Mother. I know you all deal with a lot of emotional and sometimes crazy events, but your guidance was invaluable. We needed a professional like yourself to help us through this difficult time and you all did a great job.

Jake B.

March 20, 2014

Thank you for all the work to make our Dad's visitation beautiful. It was a joyous celebration. Your dedication and skill made it a smooth and painless process.

Kim K.

March 20, 2014

Thank you for the kindness you extended to me and my family with everything regarding my Grandmothers service. Your attention to details did not go unnoticed and was greatly appreciated. Thanks to you, my Grandmothers service was lovely.

Tim B.

March 20, 2014

Thank you so much for everything you did to help us make arrangements for our Dad's funeral. You couldn't have made things go any easier for us under the circumstances.

Mark P.

March 20, 2014

We thought only God performed miracles, but Kristopher caused a miracle to happen where my husband was concerned. Because of him, my children and grandchildren were able to view his body and see the father and grandfather they loved. Thank you for obviously caring about each person you work your miracles on. I'll always be grateful to you for making this happen.

Nancy H.

March 20, 2014

My children and I were still in a state of shock when we came to McDougald Funeral Home last week. Not knowing what to expect, Chuck Hinton on the other hand, knew everything that needed to be handled. I realize that it is in your job description, but the way you handled all the details put our family at ease. I've never been in a situation where I was treated to nice. You are definitely a professional and my children and I were deeply appreciative of al your knowledge and even more grateful for your discretion and direction. I'll never forget your kindness, understanding and thoughtfulness. You made all our requests happen and for that I am deeply thankful.

Nancy H.

March 20, 2014

Thank you for all you did to help my family deal with my sisters death. Death is always a difficult experience for a family, but unexpected and untimely deaths are even more difficult. She looked so good and her service was beautiful. Thank you so much.

Bonnie L.

March 20, 2014

I want to thank you for extending such a gracious welcome to us while we shared in the memorial service of our friend. I have worked with many funeral directors over nineteen years of ministry and none have exceeded you in terms of your marvelous confluence of professionalism and personal regard. Again, many thanks!

Brad L.

April 01, 2013

My family and I want to thank you and your staff for the services you rendered to us in our time of need. You and your group certainly made this trying time much easier. Your entire staff was very professional and thoughtful tending to our every need. Again, thanks to you and your group.

Nate C.

April 01, 2013

Our family would like to express our appreciation for all you did for us during this difficult time. We would especially like to commend Jay Hodge for a job well done. He did everything we asked of him, and more. His rapport with the two youngest grandchildren was excellent and relieved some of our worry about how they would react to a first-time situation. Thank you again for your excellent care!

Peggy C.

April 01, 2013

My sisters, brother-in-laws and I wish to convey our most sincere thanks to you and your most professional staff for handling our services. I have experienced a number of funerals in the ministry and I must tell you that I was amazed at how easy you made it all go. You must be the best! Thank you for your friendship, we were blessed!

Clyde B.

April 01, 2013

Thank you so much for your caring services you and your staff provided to my family and myself. As always everyone was so thoughtful and made a very difficult and sad time in our lives very bearable. You handled the services for my Mom and Dad and now my husband. Patrick was so thoughtful and understanding - he always had the answers to our requests and everything was so perfect.

Dawn M.

April 01, 2013

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