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Professionally Directing Funerals Taking Place in Plymouth

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Making Funeral Arrangements

Funerals come at a difficult time, and making arrangements for the ceremony are the last thing on your mind. You can rely on our team to plan the funeral from start to finish.

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A Floral Expression of Love

Flowers have become an important part of any funeral ceremony, and they are a great expression of love. We work with local, talented florists to offer bespoke funeral flowers.

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Headstones and Memorials

A funeral offers a point of conclusion, but longer-lasting memorials are a permanent tribute. We will help you to create a headstones or memorial that is unique to your loved one.

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Bespoke Caskets and Coffins

Coffins can be made from a variety of strong and durable materials and personalised with unique designs. Discover the extent of our coffin and casket range by calling us today.

About Us

When it comes to planning a funeral, make sure you receive the assistance of time-served professionals. James Brothers is the longest established independent funeral directors in the South Hams and Plymouth area. Formed more than 150 years ago by Ned James, the company has been passed down through the generations of the family ever since – from his son Harold to Allan, who then passed it on to his half-brothers Ralph and Maurice (Horace). It is currently run by Ralph, his wife Penny, and their son Tim, ensuring it stays in the family for at least another generation.

At James Brothers, we understand how hard it can be when you find yourself in the position of having to arrange a funeral for a family member or close friend. There are very few times in life when things become so emotional and trying. Not only is this something that we understand, but it is something that we have grown up with, watching our parents and grandparents work in the profession.

We are here to help you take care of the necessary arrangements, from the initial contact through to the funeral itself and beyond. Our compassionate team will talk you through the process, help with the relevant paperwork and procedures, and assist with cars, obituaries, floral tributes, and memorials – in fact, anything and everything you might need. We have served the immediate local community from the days when Harold would sit on the steps of his Brixton cottage, handmade coffins drying in the sun; when his wife, Freda, would line them individually.

Our area of service has increased with time, as local village undertakers have become few and far between. We are not bound by a corporate head office that dictates strict rules; we are flexible and responsive to your individual needs. We remain locally owned, family-run, and are known throughout the community. This does not limit the services we provide, helping you arrange the funeral you want. James Brothers Funeral Directors is proud to be associated with SAIF - Independent Funeral Directors, the NFFD, Golden Charter Funeral Plans, Fair Funerals, and the FSB.

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Contact our funeral directors in Plymouth to receive expert assistance with arranging a funeral.

Our Address

Leeds house,

Colebrook Road,
Colebrook, Plympton, 
Plymouth, 
PL7 4AA

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Service Area

Serving Customers in the South Hams and Plymouth, Including Elburton, Plymstock, Plympton, Ivybridge, and Modbury

Business Hours

24 Hours a Day,

Seven Days a Week

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