Rollings Funeral Service is proud to announce a recent acquisition of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Homes with three locations in the Marietta, OH area. The funeral homes, which have been serving their communities for over 40 years, were formerly owned by William (Bill) and Patricia (Pat) Peoples.

Greg Rollings, President & CEO of Rollings Funeral Service, commented “I was so excited to bring Cawley & Peoples Funeral Homes into Rollings Funeral Service. Not only have they built a long heritage in their community, but they’ve also established a fantastic funeral history museum that aims to show us the rich traditions of funeral service throughout American history. I look forward to this new acquisition and helping Bill and Pat to continue their hard-built legacy.” Rollings also added that this marks his fifth funeral home in Ohio.

Speaking with Bill Peoples, he mentioned that with nearly 50 years as a licensed funeral director and over 40 years of owning his own funeral home, it was time to start living life in the “slow lane.” When asked why he decided to sell his firm to Rollings Funeral Service, Peoples said “they [Greg and Debbie Rollings] intend to maintain our current employees, which was a high priority for us to consider. The name of the business will continue as well.” Also seeing how professional everyone at Rollings Funeral Service was and the care they had for his community and history of the business is also something that left Peoples feeling everything was in good hands. When asked about his overall thoughts of the process, Peoples mentioned “Rollings brings a lot to the table. We’re proud to be affiliated with them and we have absolutely no regrets.”

Annually, Cawley & Peoples Funeral Homes serve around 130 families.


About Rollings Funeral Service

With nearly 60 locations, Rollings Funeral Service is one of the largest private funeral home owners in the eastern United States. With each of their firms operated on the local level, their managers work directly with Rollings Funeral Service to establish budgets, pricing, and best practices. They also pride themselves on being a great alternative to selling to a publicly traded company and they continue to search for firms that will be a great fit to their growing family funeral of funeral homes.