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Quality Service Is Tradition

Service is a tradition at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Homes. Garyton C. Echols, Jr. and his wife Carol purchased Arehart Funeral Home in 1969 from Roy C. Arehart who established the funeral home in 1954. Garyton C. Echols, Jr. joined the firm in 1957 after branching out on his own from his grandfather, William Chambers of the Chambers Funeral Homes in Washington, DC and Maryland. His sons Garyton C. Echols III and David C. Echols now run Arehart-Echols Funeral Home with their father. Garyton C. Echols Jr. and his sons now make four generations of funeral directors in their family.

In March of 2000, the Echols Family and Edward N. "Ned" Brinsfield partnered and opened a new state of the art funeral home and crematory in Charlotte Hall, Maryland located between the La Plata, Arehart-Echols Funeral Home location and the Leonardtown, Brinsfield Funeral Home location. The Brinsfield and Echols Families partnered to strengthen their commitment to offer the finest personal funeral service at the most affordable prices, as only family owned and operated funeral services can.

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Family and tradition is what life is all about, and for four generations, the Echols family has made service a tradition at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Homes. The business originated from a 1969 purchase made by Garyton C. Echols, Jr. and his wife Carol, of Arehart Funeral Home, which was established in 1954. Echols carried on the tradition of his grandfather William Chambers, who owned Chambers Funeral Homes in Washington D.C. and Maryland. Offering quality service and personal care continued to be a family affair, when Echols's sons Garyton C. Echols III and David C. Echols Jr. joined the business. A new partnership in March 2000 between the Echols family and Edward N. "Ned" Brinsfield brought into fruition a new state of the art funeral home and crematory to meet the needs of the community. The new home was opened in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, creating a third convenient location for Southern Marylanders. The home is now able to provide the best funeral services at affordable prices