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Barber Funeral Home has been servicing it's clients since 1931. We incorporated in 1960 and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For over 3 generations, our primary services combine dignified services with affordable solutions. Family owned and operated for nearly 100 years of comfort, concern, and service.

Specialty services include 'at need' and 'pre-need' arrangement counseling for funeral, alternative and cremation services. We also offer monument sales, life appreciation services and advanced funeral planning. Pre financing is available including revocable and irrevocable medicaid approved burial trusts.

This facility was first started in 1931 by Robert J. Barber of Breesport, NY. In 1935 the facility moved to Horseheads, NY and finally in 1939, moved to it's present 413 South Main Street location in the same town.

Robert J. Barber passed control to his son Jack in 1959 who continued the operation and management assisted by his wife. By 1992 a third generation carried on operation with Jack an Nancy's son Scott.

 In 2017, a partnership between Scott Barber and Walter Kent began.

 Walter as served Chemung County  for nearly 40 years as a funeral director, first with the Barrett family and now as owner of Walter J. Kent Funeral Home in Elmira. 

Tyler, Walter's son, is a Horseheads graduate, has been working with his father since 2013. Tyler, his wife, and their son work to continue the Barber family tradition of care, comfort, and service families in the Horseheads and surrounding areas of our community.

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