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Ingram Funeral Home purchases local competitor
Ingram Funeral Home

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory in Cumming announced this week that it has closed on an agreement to purchase competitor Byars Funeral Home.

According to a press release issued by Ingram Funeral Home on Thursday, starting immediately all business transacted by Byars Funeral Home at 155 Professional Park Drive in Cumming has been transitioned to the Ingram facility on Ingram Avenue in Cumming.

The release states that the sale included Byars’s phone numbers, contracts, social media, website and the preplanning arrangements that individuals had made previously with the funeral home. All of those services will be absorbed in the sale, with no changes to the agreements or financial transactions, according to the release.

Marty Byars, who served as Byars’s funeral director since the company opened in the early 2000s, will reportedly continue as a consultant with Ingram Funeral Home for a period of time.

“Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services have provided funeral services for many years in Cumming. I want to assure their loyal families they will continue to be cared for in a professional, caring and honest manner,” Jack Allen, president and owner of Ingram Funeral Home, said in the release. “At Ingram, we stand by you and with you like family.”

Allen said that the opportunity for the purchase presented itself, “at the right time and just seemed to make sense” for his business.

“Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory has been a cornerstone in the Forsyth County area for 91 years,” he said. “We take pride in our service to this community and believe this decision further demonstrates our commitment to the place we call home.”

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