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Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ash and Ali Curtis have been married for 24 years and have 4 children Kyler(20), Kaleb(17), Kamryn(15) and Kollyns(12). Ash is a Florida native while Ali spent most of her life in Georgia., they now divide their time among Florida, Mississippi and Alabama. With the support of Ali, Ash has dedicated much of his life to the ministry of funeral service. After years as an executive with large death care providers Ash felt like he could better serve families by starting his own funeral services company in 2021. As the owner operator of Forest Meadows Funeral Homes & Cemeteries the Curtis family is dedicated to providing Gainesville, Alachua County, and beyond with quality affordable funeral services.

Why Us?

Forest Meadows is Gainesville’s only total care provider for both your Funeral Home, Cremation, and  Cemetery needs, thereby enabling us to offer you the very finest in Funeral Home, Cremation Services, and Cemetery Services in the area.

Whether you choose to use Forest Meadows for both your Funeral Home, Cremation, or  Cemetery needs, or choose to divide your Funeral Home, Cremation, Cemetery needs between us and another provider, we welcome the opportunity to be of service to you and your family.

Forest Meadows Funeral Home and Crematory has served Alachua County and the surrounding area since 1951. We have our own crematory located in our own Funeral Home, so there is never a question of where, or by whom, your loved one is being cremated. When you want the very best for your family, you can place your trust in Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Forest Meadows Funeral Homes & Cemeteries was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.Together, we make this place amazing.

Mrs. Laurie M Edvardsson

Mrs. Laurie M Edvardsson

Evans-Carter Administrator

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