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Walter and Tyler Kent of the Walter J. Kent Funeral Home in Elmira and the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads announce their plan of action regarding the current COVID-19 event.

Over the recent days we have seen many changes and limitations regarding funeral homes and funeral services.

Most recently, the directive of NYS funeral homes from the Federal Government, Dept. of Health, and the Governor's Office is as follows:

Limited private family viewing and services taking place at the funeral home.

No gatherings larger than 10 people.

​Limitations have been placed by local cemeteries

Federal and State agencies have announced the quarantine procedures to extend into April.

We have placed reminders throughout our facilities to ask guests to limit physical contact as much as possible (hand shaking, hugging, etc.) and are providing hand sanitizer.

We are taking extra precautions to sanitize public areas of our facilities.

We are taking extra precautions with decedent transfers and handling to ensure all parties and institutions involved will not have unnecessary contact or unlikely transfer of any virus by following routine infection prevention, control procedures and practicing universal precautions.

Our family and staff are here to serve, protect, and honor each family that calls upon us, along with our greater community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.


Welcome to the Barber Funeral Home Web Site. Our tradition of fairness, excellence, professionalism and integrity has brought comfort to countless local families in their time of sorrow. We pledge that same tradition to you, and we pledge that we will be here for you when you need our help and support.

Barber Funeral Home
413 South Main Street
| Horseheads, NY 14845
Tel: 1-607-739-4801
| Fax: 607-739-3802

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