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Praying Together

Serving Our Community 

SINCE 1950

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Our History

In 1950, W. Clyde Lankford and his wife, Eleanor, opened Colonial Funeral Home at 220 E. New York Avenue in DeLand, FL. They lived above the funeral home on the second and third floors and began raising their children, Cheryl and Larry. In the late 50's, the Lankford's changed the name to Lankford Funeral Home.

By 1965, the business had grown forcing them to expand with the addition of a chapel that would seat 175-200 people in comfort. Today the business has undergone a total renovation to lend a more home like appearance and comfortable surroundings for the families they serve.

Clyde Lankford passed away in March of 2000 and Eleanor in March of 2006. Cheryl L. Lankford, Clyde and Eleanor's daughter, now owns and operates the funeral home on a daily basis. 


 Today, nearly 17 years, after Clyde Lankford's passing, Lankford Funeral Home is still proud to be operating and serving the community and the entire Volusia County area. We take pride in our reputation and we strive each day to guarantee that your family is treated with dignity and respect when you call upon us. 

Elanor Lankford

1918 - 2006


W. Clyde Lankford

1922 - 2000

Family Owned & Operated 

Lankford Funeral Home & Crematory continues the family traditions and values through our dedication in celebrating legacy's and lives. We are Volusia Counties only continues family owned and operated funeral home and crematory.


Our goal is simple - to serve at the highest level. 

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