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Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to have served families in Manatee and Sarasota counties for the past 80 years.  We are independently owned and operated, now under the leadership of the third generation of the Griffith family.

The loss of a loved one can leave you with a lot of unanswered questions, feelings of stress and anxiety and grief that make events difficult to handle. The experienced funeral directors at Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity and respect.

Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family. For more than eighty years, our honest service and commitment to excellence have served our customers well, and you can rest assured that we can assist you in your time of need.  We are a full service funeral home.  Whether a family chooses burial or cremation, we have the facilities and staff to handle their needs with the highest standard of care and attention to detail.  Our private on-site crematory allows us the ability to offer our 9 Step Cremation Assurance Process.  This process is centered on our assurance that your loved one will never leave our care.  More information on our 9 Step Assurance Process is accessible through our Cremation Options page.

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
  • Email Subscription automatically notifies you when new notices are posted
  • New ways to send condolences such as food gifts and sympathy cards

We are also the only funeral provider in the Manatee/Sarasota region to offer you the ability to purchase a preneed arrangement for a direct cremation online.  Simply hover on the Pre-Plan tab in the navigation bar above and click on Direct Cremation Pre-Arrangement from the drop down menu.

Please browse our website to learn more about our services and facilities.


Availability of Funeral Directors
Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of client families at all times of the day and night.  Please know that our Funeral Directors are on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year to respond to death calls. 

Administrative Office Hours
Our administrative offices are open weekdays from 8 AM to 4 PM, excluding holidays.  If you have a question for an administrative staff member, they will be pleased to assist you during these hours.

Featured Services

Send Flowers
View Obituaries

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

Grief Support
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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