In1923, J. M. (Menton) Replogle graduated from the Gupton-Jones Schoolof Embalming in Nashville, TN. In 1925 Mr. Replogle opened hisundertaking business in Medina, TN along with his wife, Mrs. VadaFoster Replogle. Menton and Vada married in 1919 after Menton servedin World War I. Menton was very active with state and civic duties.From 1961-1966 he served on the State Board of Funeral Directors andEmbalmers and had recently been elected to the Medina board ofalderman before his death, December 26, 1967. March 1, 1954 Mr. &Mrs. Replogle bought from Penick McLemore the present location thatnow serves as the funeral home. They opened for business here in thishouse at 303 E. Church in June of 1954.
AfterMenton’s death, his wife, Mrs. Vada continued to operate thefuneral home until her death March 29, 1982.
Afterthe death of Mrs. Vada, the funeral home was entrusted to Mr. JamesM. “Jimmy” Lawrence. At this time, the funeral home becameReplogle-Lawrence Funeral Home. For 34 years Jimmy served the Medinacommunity until his death February 1, 2016.
April27, 2016 began a new chapter for the old undertaking company nowknown as Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home. Clayton White, along withhis wife Kimberly Boswell White, purchased the funeral home from thefamily of Mr. Jimmy Lawrence.