History

History

Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been serving Western Kentucky area families for years. We are honored to be a part of the rich history of these communities and plan to be a part of it for many years to come.

Around Western Kentucky, many families can trace their roots back over a century or more. Well, that's how long we've been serving the community with caring service, personal attention, and a heritage that has continued for seven generations.

We started as a small general store in the town of Lowes, Kentucky. The family business was an important part of the daily lives of the families around Western Kentucky. In the late 1800's, caskets were made and sold at the general store.

During the early 1900's, the Lowe family began funeral services. In 1926, Roy M. Lowe attended mortuary school and built a state-of-the-art funeral home in 1940. The family horse-drawn hearse soon gave way to newer funeral coaches.

Andrea Milner Orr's parents, Judith and Billy Joe, soon expanded the family's trade by opening in other small Kentucky communities.

Now the 6th generation of family is working along side their parents with the addition of Brandon and Mary Beth Orr, Logan and Alison Orr and Brian and Jenna Orr Wainer.

Filbeck-Cann is now part of our family funeral homes. Filbeck-Cann has been part of the history and fabric of Marshall County for over 84 years. Sitting beautifully on the corner of the historic Benton court square, the facility has gone through a complete remeodel and restoration in 2019.

For over 150 years, Western Kentucky families have trusted Milner and Orr because we're hometown folks. We know the area, we know you, and we believe in families helping families.

Dessie and Roy Lowe, Billy J. Milner

Judith Milner

Judith Milner

Andrea Orr as a child on old family hearse

 


 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
Below is a list of newspaper articles that feature the history and dedication of Milner and Orr Funeral Home in serving our communities.

 


 

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