Family business adjusts to the changing times

New events center is a welcome addition to the community
Jul 11, 2014

Whether we like to think about it or not, death is a big part of life. People have very different outlooks on life and death and choose to mourn their loved ones in a number of ways.

Some people are taken from us too soon while others lead a long and full life. Some loved ones we can’t help but selfishly mourn because the thought of missing them is too much to bear. Some loved ones suffer in the end, and we try to rejoice in the fact that they are no longer in pain.

It only makes sense that our loved ones’ funeral arrangements are made based on how they led their lives and their final wishes. Wells Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, a fifth generation family-owned business that has been in Haywood County for 126 years, understands this growing need.

To accommodate that need, the Greeley family recently completed its latest expansion — Wells Events & Reception Center. Congratulations to the Greeleys for turning The Mountaineer’s old pressroom into a beautiful space to hold just about any type of event needed in the community.

Not only can the event center be used for memorials, funeral receptions and celebrations of life, it can be used for weddings, wedding receptions, nonprofit events and other community events.

As Wells Greely stated earlier this week while giving a tour of the new facility, it will allow the business to continue its mission, which is to honor tradition while also respecting change.

Thanks to the interior design work of Kathy Greeley, the event center feels like a home with round wooden tables in the dining area, colorful drapery, large area rugs and elegant furniture.

The Greeleys have a clear vision for the future of their business and the future of the industry as a whole. The events and reception center will surely meet the needs of Haywood County for generations to come.