The Friend Family (owners):

Front Row (Left to Right):  Ella Reese Friend, Jesse Elizabeth Friend, & Logan Suzann Friend

Back Row (Left to Right):  John David Friend & Mary Benton Friend

Photo taken by: Barbara Ann's Photography


Fox & Friend Funeral Home (since 1939) in Stanford, and Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home (since 1905) in Waynesburg, have helped families to remember and honor their loved ones through the funeral process.  On August 28, 2012, we purchased the funeral homes.  We are proud to say that the funeral homes are now LOCALLY, FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED.

Our goal is to treat every family that we serve as if they were one of our own.  We offer traditional values with the most competitive pricing in the area.  We have a professional caring staff that is always ready to serve.

We are here to serve you, in ANY WAY that we can. We offer exceptional service at unbeatable pricing. Pre-arrange with us. Call (606) 365-2670 or (606) 379-2011.

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May 2016

As a continuing initiative to make Lincoln County a better place to live, we are honored to be able to sponsor a new app (for you smart phone), called Vital ICE. This app is FREE to download and use, and has many capabilities to assist in a medical emergency. To learn more about this app, please view a short video at!vitalice/cee5.

Also, if you would like John David to present to your local organization, feel free to contact him, any time, at ...(859) 583-7682.

We hope that you enjoy this app as we strive to make Lincoln County a better place to live.

John David & Mary Benton Friend and Staff

The night my Mom passed away you came to my sisters house to pick Mom up late at night. It was the hardest thing us kids had to go through. But you made it so special for us. You wrapped her in a beautiful hand made quilt. You sat with us, prayed with us. Then when we came to make arrangements the next day you prayed with us again. You helped us make everything go as smoothly as it could go. Then as we all gathered together for the family visit for the first time, we all gathered with the staff and my family and prayed before we saw our Mom for the first time in a casket. You all stayed right with us. You made sure we were happy with everything. I will never forget the love, support, kindness you gave us during such a difficult time. Thank you from all of my family. During this time you all became part of our family.

Debbie McKnight Hays



Stanford, Kentucky

Fox & Friend Funeral Home
312 West Main Street
| Stanford, KY 40484
Tel: 606-365-2670

Fax:  606-365-9624


Waynesburg, Kentucky

Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home
545 KY Hwy 328 West
PO Box 67

| Waynesburg, KY 40489
Tel: 606-379-2011 or

Fax:  606-379-2013

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Congratulations to Jenny Demrow Maloy, who has met all qualifications by the Kentucky Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors to become a Level II Apprentice Funeral Director!
(as of 11/4/2015)

site imageCongratulations to Janet Jacobs, who has met all qualifications by the Kentucky Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors to become a Level II Apprentice Funeral Director!
(as of 7/21/2015)


"Best in the Business Award - Funeral Home"

October 2014

We would like to thank all those that voted in support of us for this award.  We are honored to care for the families of Lincoln County, and love what God has called us to do.  We look forward to serving you for

John David & Mary Benton Friend

Barnett, Demrow and Fox Funeral Homes
Gives Grant to Children's Center

January 23, 2013 - Barnett, Demrow and Fox Funeral Homes presenting a $1,000 grant to the Wilderness Trace Child Development Center in Danville. The center serves children in Lincoln and Boyle Counties. The grant is sponsored by The York Children's Foundation from Matthews International Casket Division. The funeral homes nominated the center for the grant in October 2012.

Whether you have come to our site for information about an upcoming service or to make arrangements for one, we hope the information you find here will be helpful.

We have added new features for your web experience with us. They include:

  • Ordering Flowers directly from our site
  • Enhanced Obituaries with a Guest Book, Automatic Email Subscription when new notices are posted
  • New ways to send condolences such as food gifts and sympathy cards


View Obituaries

Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.

Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.


Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

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