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Our History

Our History

History of Ascension Funeral Group

Ascension Funeral Group consists of the following locally owned and operated businesses:

  • Ascension Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Forest Lawn Funeral Home
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
  • Spring Hill Memorial Gardens
  • Mobile Pet Cemetery


In July 2003, James H. Alexander and Barry J. Theriot purchased Ascension Funeral Service, now known as Ascension Funerals and Cremations.

In May 2005, James H. Alexander and Barry J. Theriot purchased Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens and Spring Hill Memorial Gardens.

In January 2006, James H. Alexander and Barry J. Theriot opened Mobile Pet Cemetery at its Spring Hill Memorial Gardens location.

In October 2007, James H. Alexander and Barry J. Theriot purchased property near Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, and on July 1, 2008, opened Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

With the growth of the various businesses, it was vital to establish a recognizable parent company to connect all of the entities together. Accordingly, in May 2008, Ascension Funeral Group was formed.

Ascension Funeral Home & Crematory
Phone: (251) 634-8055
1016 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL 36695

Spring Hill Memorial Gardens
Phone: (251) 639-0962
626 Pierce Road, Mobile, AL 36608

Mobile Pet Cemetery
Phone: (251) 607-0102
600 Pierce Road, Mobile, AL 36608


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