In 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.
After Menton’s death, his wife, Mrs. Vada continued to operate the funeral home until her death March 29, 1982.
After 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.
April 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.
It is our hope to be here for many more years continuing the same service that the Replogle’s and Mr. Jimmy did.
A tradition of caring…since 1925.
Sunday, October 16, 2016, Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home held their meet the new owners / open house for the community.
Since the purchase, Clayton & Kimberly have had the facility updated and made a lot of cosmetic changes. "The open house gave us the opportunity to not only meet friends and new people, but to let them see the facility in a relaxed atmosphere. We are really humble by the support of the community," Clayton said.
There were over 200 people in attendance on Sunday.