1923, J. M. (Menton) Replogle graduated from the Gupton-Jones School
of Embalming in Nashville, TN. In 1925 Mr. Replogle opened his
undertaking business in Medina, TN along with his wife, Mrs. Vada
Foster Replogle. Menton and Vada married in 1919 after Menton served
in World War I. Menton was very active with state and civic duties.
From 1961-1966 he served on the State Board of Funeral Directors and
Embalmers and had recently been elected to the Medina board of
alderman before his death, December 26, 1967. March 1, 1954 Mr. &
Mrs. Replogle bought from Penick McLemore the present location that
now serves as the funeral home. They opened for business here in this
house at 303 E. Church in June of 1954.
Menton’s death, his wife, Mrs. Vada continued to operate the
funeral home until her death March 29, 1982.
the death of Mrs. Vada, the funeral home was entrusted to Mr. James
M. “Jimmy” Lawrence. At this time, the funeral home became
Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home. For 34 years Jimmy served the Medina
community until his death February 1, 2016.
27, 2016 began a new chapter for the old undertaking company now
known as Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home. Clayton White, along with
his wife Kimberly Boswell White, purchased the funeral home from the
family of Mr. Jimmy Lawrence.