Our Family Serving Yours Since 1938


Call us any time of the day or night at 941.748.1011.  We will begin the process of bringing your loved into our care right away. 

An Updated Message Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic
Its Impact on Our Operations

Updated April 2, 2020

We continue to take the Coronavirus pandemic very seriously, with the health and safety of the families we serve and our staff being our highest priority. Funeral service providers are considered essential services. Because of this we remain open and able to serve our client families with compassion, dignity and professionalism as we have for the past 82 years.  However, the recent Stay-at-Home order issued by Governor Rick DeSantis has changed the manner in which we conduct business.  Please know that our staff of licensed funeral directors is available to answer your questions and respond to your needs 24 hours a day, everyday. In addition, all professional service fees and merchandise pricing is fully disclosed on our website through the pull-down tab above, allowing our client families the ability to make informed decisions from the comfort of their own home. 

Please click HERE to read more about the impact the virus is having on funerals, the steps we have implemented to limit its spread, and the options we are able to offer families during these unique and difficult times.

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. 

Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to have served families in Manatee and surrounding counties for the past 82 years. We are independently owned and operated, now under the leadership of the third generation of the Griffith family. We believe in the full disclosure and transparency of all costs for services and merchandise provided by our firm.  Pricing for all of our services, caskets, urns, and outer burial containers are  contained within our website.  We can honestly say that Griffith-Cline is the only funeral firm in Manatee and Sarasota counties to provide such full disclosure pricing on its website.

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-one 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 on-site crematory allows us the ability to offer our 9 Step Cremation Assurance Process. This process is centered on our promise to you that once your loved one has been transferred to our funeral home, every aspect of the cremation, from sheltering to the finalization of the cremation process is handled at our facility by our dedicated staff. We do not use sub-contractors or any third-party firm for sheltering or cremation. 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 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.

New in 2020: We now offer families the ability to make at-need arrangements for a direct cremation fully online. Read more about this proposed offering by clicking on the box to the right.

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 during the Stay-at-Home Directive by Governor DeSantis
9 am - 1 pm Weekdays, Excluding Holidays - By Appointment Only
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