Luff-Bowen Funeral Home (est. 1879)
(931) 296-2437 (931) 296-3500 (931) 296-2032 2400 Highway 13 N, Waverly, TN 37185 M-Su 24hr Official site
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In Business Since 1879; Family Owned & Operated Business; 5th Generation; Luff-Bowen Funeral Home was started in 1879 as the L. J. Luff Company by Joseph Luff. It began as a general store which also sold & delivered "coffins" to customers who requested them. In the early 1900's the business moved approximately three city blocks to Main Street on the town square in the McCracken Block where is operated until 1938. The Main Street location was operated by Joseph Luff & his son, Lucius Luff, along with Lucius childrens, Edmund P. Luff & Maggie May Luff. Maggie May Luff married Jess S. Bowen Sr. & he joined the family business. Jess Bowen Sr. went to embalming school & became the first licensed embalmer in Humphrey's County. Luff-Bowen Funeral Home moved across the street in 1938 when Luff-Bowen Co. purchased the "Colonial Hotel" building at 104 East Main Street. The business has operated continuously from this facility since 1938. Operations have been conducted by Jess S Bowen J r & Jess S Bowen III, both generational descendants of the Luff & Bowen families. Luff-Bowen Funeral Home added a second funeral service location in McEwen, TN which was opened in July, 1975.
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